The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils (NLFSC) says Christmas Concerts at school this year is cause for all to celebrate.
“Covid took many things away from us including being able to hold Christmas Concerts,” says. Don Coombs, NLFSC President. “This is the first Christmas in 3 years in which students have been able to showcase their talents and delight audiences with their great energy, creative costumes and captivating performance. It’s an exciting time for all.”
Coombs says these types of events and celebrations would not be possible without the organization and planning by administrators, teachers and other school staff.
“They give countless unpaid hours of planning and practising with students to make these concerts successful,” says Coombs. “I think it is fair to say most people cannot fully appreciate how busy the days are in our schools or the volunteer time given by teachers and school staff. Aside from parents, teachers have one of the most impactful roles in a child’s development, therefore, it is important that we continue to advocate for better working conditions for teachers. Reducing class size, increasing teacher units, increasing administration time and providing teachers with the resources they need to teach will not only help teachers, but will yield many benefits for students. The education of our children should be one of our top priorities. We need to value our teachers just as much as we ask our students to value education.”