WECDSB Paul Picard, Director of Education

"Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest." - Mark Buchanan, The Holy Wild: Trusting in the Character of God


As the school year comes to a close and many of us prepare to go our separate ways to enjoy our summer vacation, now is a perfect time to take stock of all that we have accomplished this year together, and of all the things for which we should be grateful.

Most prominently among those may be the opportunity for a much needed and well deserved rest. This has been an exceptionally challenging school year, but upon reflecting back, we should all feel a tremendous sense of a fulfillment about everything we have accomplished on behalf of our students.

We should all take a moment to reflect on our many successes and laud the efforts we have put in to empowering our students with the knowledge and skills they need to live purposeful, meaningful lives.

When weíve done that, we should take some time to recharge our batteries. Whether youíre relaxing at home or at the cottage, travelling, catching up on some reading, or even upgrading your skills, we hope you have a fulfilling and rejuvenating summer break.

May God continue to bless you and your families.

Paul A. Picard
Director of Education

Barbara Holland

Strategic Directions and System Priorities