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strategicDIRECTION JOURNEYrepresentsourwalkwithourstudentsastheyexplorewhotheyareandtheopportunitiesforwhotheywillbecome.FAITHiswhatguidesdirectssustainsandsupportsusonourjourney.JOYisadistinctiveandenduringcharacteristicofourschoolsystemandwestrivetodiscoverandcelebrateitinallwesayanddo.ourjourneyourfaithourjoy introductionThemulti-yearstrategicplandetailedinthispublicationiscarefullycraftedtoenhanceandextendtherichhistorytraditionandsuccessofCatholiceducationinthisprovincewhileatthesametimeshapethefutureoftheKenoraCatholicDistrictSchoolBoard.MoreoverthisStrategicPlanisallaboutstudentstheirlearningandthosewhoaccompanythemontheireducationaljourney.CatholicschoolsmustbeplaceswherestudentscanhearJesusinvitationtofollowHimwheretheycanreceiveHiscommandtoloveallpeopleandwheretheycanrealizeHispresenceandHispromisetobewiththemalways.OnlyinthiswaycantheybecomewhotheyaremeanttobepersonsofdignityandfreedomcreatedintheimageandlikenessofGodasmodeledinJesusChrist.OntarioInstituteforCatholicEducationstrategicdirection20142019 fromthedirectorofeducation strategicdirection20142019IStartbydoingwhatsnecessarythendowhatspossibleandsuddenlyyouredoingtheimpossible.SaintFrancisofAssisiampleasedtoshareOurJourneyOurFaithOurJoywithourKenoraCatholicDistrictSchoolBoardcommunity.Thisstrategicplanrepresentstheculminationofacomprehensivestakeholderconsultationprocesswhichresultedintheshapingofsystem-levelstrategicprioritiesgoalsandinitiativesforthenextfiveyears.ThefutureoftheBoardandthepositiveanddirectimpacttheplanwillhaveonourstudentsandstaffisconsiderable.MoreoverOurJourneyOurFaithOurJoywillbethefoundationuponwhichwemakeinformeddecisionsthatinfluencefaith-filledlearninginourschoolsinthecomingyears.Theplanincludesfourstrategicprioritieseachwithastudentandstafffocusandsetofgoalsthatwillhelpensurejoy-filledlearningexperiencesinallofourclassrooms.AllthecomponentsoftheplancometogethertoembodywhatitmeanstobeinvolvedinCatholiceducation.DuringthecourseoftheconsultationprocessoneofourparticipantsstatedOurschoolsmustexciteengagechallengeconnectandbuildrelationships.OurJourneyOurFaithOurJoyiscraftedtoachievethisideal.Inadditiontheplanoutlinedinthisdocumentwillhelpensurethatourstudentswillgrowanddeepentheirfaithenhancepersonalwell-beingachieveacademicexcellencecelebratesuccessandexperienceasenseofhopeandjoyinthelearningprocessandourstaffwillbesupportedintheirpursuitoflife-longlearningandadultfaithformationandcontinuetoberecognizedasamongthebestthatCatholiceducationhastooffer.OurJourneyOurFaithOurJoyisaroadmapforourjourneytoexcellence.ItwillguideanddirectusinourcontinuedcommitmenttoprovidingthebestqualityCatholiceducationintheschoolcommunitiesservedbytheBoard.Asweembarkonanewjourneytoexcellenceyouareinvitedtojoinusonourtravels.YoursinFaithPhyllisEikreDirectorofEducation fromthechairoftheboardoftrusteesourjourneyourfaithourjoy strategicdirection20142019hisisaveryexcitingtimefortheKenoraCatholicDistrictSchoolBoardaswepresentourStrategicPlantoourKenoraCatholicDistrictSchoolBoardcommunityandadefiningmomentintheBoardssuccessfulhistory.FurthermorewiththelaunchingofOurJourneyOurFaithOurJoytheBoardhastakenanotherstepinshapingthefutureofthisdefiningmoment.Clearlythedirectimpactofsuccessfulstrategicplanningisfeltbychildrenattheclassroomlevel.Itishereinourclassroomcommunitiesthateducationalvisionistranslatedintoqualitylearningexperiencesforallchildren.Pleasebeassuredthatyourtrusteesarecommittedtotheprudentallocationofsystemresourcestobringthisvisiontolife.AgainchildrenandthequalityoftheirCatholiceducationistheprimaryreasonforthisstrategicplan.OurJourneyOurFaithOurJoyrepresentsauniqueopportunityforourschoolstobuilduponcurrentsuccesseswhileatthesametimejourneytowardthecreationofanewandexcitingfutureforthechildrentheyserveeachday.ThroughtheformalBoardapprovalofthismulti-yearstrategicplanyourtrusteeshaveinitiatedthefirststepinthismostimportantjourney.CatholiceducationisaliveandwellattheKenoraCatholicDistrictSchoolBoardandyourtrusteeslookforwardwithgreatenthusiasmtothenextfiveyearsasOurJourneyOurFaithOurJoyisimplemented.RespectfullyFrankBastoneChairpersonBoardofTrusteestInallyourwaysacknowledgeHimandHewillmakestraightyourpaths.Proverbs36 consultationsummaryStakeholderparticipantsinourcommunityconsultationindicatedthattheKenoraCatholicDistrictSchoolBoardexhibitsthefollowingqualitiesOurschoolsareChrist-centeredandstudent-focusedmarkedbyexcellenceinpurposeandinoutcomesafeandwelcomingsensitiveandresponsivetothecultureandtraditionsofFirstNationMtisandInuitcommunitiesandfilledwithhopeoptimismjoycelebrationandauthenticrelationships.Ourschoolsystemmakesinformedvalue-baseddecisionsistransparentinitsgovernanceadministrationandoperationhearsandvaluesthevoicesofstudentsstafffamiliesandstakeholdersissensitivetotheneedsofitsschoolscommunicatesonaregularbasisandprovidesthehighestqualityofCatholiceducationtoallstudentsservedeachdayintheschoolsthatcomprisetheKenoraCatholicDistrictSchoolBoard.TheinputsecuredthroughtheconsultationprocesshasshapedthemissionvisionvaluesandgoalsoftheBoardandatthesametimeprovidedvaluablesuggestionsthatmakeourcommitmenttostudentsstaffandtheKenoraCatholicDistrictSchoolBoardcommunityevenstronger.ourjourneyourfaithourjoy TheKenoraCatholicDistrictSchoolBoardCatholicschoolsareallaboutrelationshipsrelationshipsrelationships.TeacherourmissionTheKenoraCatholicDistrictSchoolBoardisaRomanCatholicSchoolSystemdedicatedtoexcellenceineducationtheChristianformationofyouthandmeaningfulpartnershipswithfamilycommunityandtheChurch.ourvisionTheKenoraCatholicDistrictSchoolBoardisaCatholicschoolsystemthatisfaith-basedandChrist-centered.WecelebratetheSpiritwithineachofusthroughprayerreflectionandourdailyliving.Wesharethegiftsthateachofushasbeengivenandcelebratethejoythatisfoundinlearningtogetherthroughacademicstheartsandathletics.Weapplaudeffortandabilityandencourageinnovativethinking.WedeliverourprogramsinlightofthemessageoftheGospel.Weinvitealltoshareinourmission.ourvaluesWeenvisioneachofourpartnerssharingresponsibilityforthevisionintheCatholiceducationofourstudents.Weenvisionallofourstudentsasdiscerningbelieversthefutureandthemostvaluableresourcewehaveeffectivecommunicatorsreflectivecreativeandholisticthinkersself-directedresponsiblelifelonglearnerscollaborativecontributorscaringfamilymembersandresponsiblecitizens.YoutoodearyoungpeoplecanbejoyfulwitnessesofHislovecourageouswitnessesofHisGospelcarryingtothisworldarayofHislight.PopeFrancis1strategicdirection20142019 DiscoveringandCelebratingJoyintheEducationJourneystrategicpriorities20142019strategicpriorityoneIncreasingStudentAchievementandWell-BeingstrategicprioritytwoFosteringaCatholicEnvironmentofRespectAcceptanceandAccountabilitystrategicprioritythreeUsingOurResourcesWiselystrategicpriorityfour OOstrategicpriorityoneIncreasingStudentAchievementandWell-BeingOurschoolsmustexciteengagechallengeconnectandbuildrelationships.PrincipalOURFOCUSOurstudentswillgrowanddeepentheirfaithenhancepersonalwell-beingachieveacademicexcellencecelebratesuccessandexperienceasenseofhopeandjoyinthelearningprocess.Ourstaffwillbesupportedintheirpursuitoflife-longlearningandadultfaithformationandcontinuetoberecognizedasamongthebestthatCatholiceducationhastooffer.OURGOALSencouragestudentgrowththroughthesystematicinfusionoftheOntarioCatholicGraduateExpectationsintoalllearningexperiencesbuildinsafeandinclusiveenvironmentsauthenticcommunitiesofdiscerningbelieversthatencouragefaithformationpromoteresponsiblestewardshipinthewiseuseofresourcesandtechnologytosupportstudentachievementincreasestudentengagementandvoicetopromotecreativeinnovativeandexpandedlearningopportunitiesforallstudentswithinourdiversecommunitythatwillenablethemtoflourishintheworldtodayandinthefutureensureanon-goingcommitmenttothepersonalspiritualandprofessionaldevelopmentofallstafffosteraloveoflearningquestformeaninginlifeandcreationofrelevanceandacademicrigorinourclassroomsAndifyouhavefaitheverythingyouaskforinprayeryouwillreceive.Matthew17strategicdirection20142019 ourjourneyourfaithourjoyOOstrategicprioritytwoFosteringaCatholicEnvironmentofRespectAcceptanceandAccountabilityKeepCatholicityattheforefrontofallBoardplanningandoperations.TeacherOURFOCUSOurstudentsandstaffwilllearnandgrowinauthenticCatholicschoolswhereallaresafeandwelcomequalitylearninginaninclusiveChrist-centeredenvironmentunderpinsthetotaleducationofeachchildacademicexcellencedignityself-worthjoyandrespectmarkthelearningjourneyandeachchilddevelopshisorherpotentialasanindividualandcontributingmemberofsocietyOurstaffwillbeguidedandsupportedintheircontinuedcommitmenttocreatingandsustainingauthenticCatholicschools.OURGOALSensurethatCatholicityisstrengthenedasthefoundationuponwhichtheBoardisgovernedorganizedandadministeredensurecontinuedinvolvementofstakeholdersinthereviewdevelopmentandimplementationofprogramsandservicesstrengthenandsustainpositiveandproductivepartnershipswithfamiliesparishescommunityandtheFirstNationMetisandInuitpeopleservedbytheBoardpromotecelebrateandcommunicatestoriesofsystemschoolandstudentsuccessTheHolyFatherpraysthatyouwillkeepyourheartsandmindsfocusedonJesusChristtherebyimitatingHiszealandjoyinservicetoothers.HeespeciallyencouragesyoustaffandstudentsaliketoembraceprayerfullythewonderandbeautyoftheGospel.IndeeditisbyremainingclosetoHimthatyouwillmakeauniqueandimportantcontributiontosociety.CardinalPietroParolinforPopeFrancis1OntarioCatholicEducationWeek2014 OOstrategicprioritythreeUsingOurResourcesWiselyIamconstantlyamazedatwhatmychildrenarelearningandhowexcitedtheyaretoshareitwithme.ParentContinuetofocusBoardresourcesonimprovingstudentachievement.TeacherOURFOCUSOurstudentswilllearnresponsiblestewardshipofallavailableresources.Ourstaffwillbesupportedintheircalltoresponsiblestewardshipinusingtheirgiftsandresourcesstaffclergypeerstosupportthelearningrequirementsofallstudents.OURGOALSensurethatfinancialstewardshipisstrengthenedasonefoundationuponwhichtheBoardisgovernedorganizedandadministeredensurethattheprioritiesidentifiedinthemulti-yearstrategicplanshapetheannualBoardbudgetensurethatallpoliciesproceduresandprocessesarereflectiveofourCatholicfaithtraditionsandaredocumentedcommunicatedandpracticedalignsystemandschoolresourcestoensurethefullandcompleteimplementationoftheBoardmulti-yearstrategicplanmonitorthealignmentandimplementationprocessonaregularandsustainedbasisensurethatstudentsarereceivingthefullbenefitofresourceallocationsreportthestatusofthealignmentandimplementationprocesstotheBoardofTrusteesatregularintervalsprovideopportunitiesforstudentstopracticegoodstewardshipIntheendeverythinghasbeenentrustedtoourprotectionandallofusareresponsibleforit.BeprotectorsofGodsgiftsandtrulyjoyfulforyourmanyblessings.PopeFrancis1strategicdirection20142019 ourjourneyourfaithourjoyOOstrategicpriorityfourDiscoveringandCelebratingJoyontheEducationalJourneyContinuetocelebrateculturalenrichment.OurFirstNationchildrenwalkintwoworlds.ConsultationParticipantIamveryimpressedwiththepositivemessagesIseeandreceiveandwiththerespectandpartnershipIfeelwhenIinteractwithschoolstaffandadministration.ParentOURFOCUSOurstudentswilllearnandgrowinschoolswherejoyisoneimportantmeasureofsuccessandwheretheirvoicesareheardandtheirideasandsuggestionsaddressed.Ourstaffwillbesupportedinsharingwhatjoylookssoundsandfeelslikeinourschools.OURGOALSconsiderjoyasonemeasureofstudentsuccessensurethatoursuccessesarecelebratedandcommunicatedsupportourstaffinbuildingandsustainingjoy-filledschoolsandinspreadingtheGospelmessageTheChurchneedsyouyourenthusiasmyourcreativityandthejoythatissocharacteristicofyou.PopeFrancis1WorldYouthDay2014 strategicdirection20142019onoteofappreciationOursincereappreciationisextendedtothemembersoftheMulti-YearStrategicPlanCommitteewhoworkedwithtirelesscommitmenttocraftaBoardplanreflectiveofstakeholderconsultationextensivedialogueandwithafocusonthegrowthanddevelopmentofbothstaffandstudents.TheentireprocesswasanexampleofthejoyonefindsinbringingtheGospelmessagetolifeinthedailyoperationofourschoolsystem.ThecommitteeheardrepeatedlyfromitsCatholiccommunitythatitsschoolsystemisaveryspecialgifttopreserveandenhance.Our2014-2019multi-yearstrategicplanwillhelpensurethatourgiftisnotonlypreservedbutwillhelpmovetheBoardforwardtowardabrightandpromisingtomorrow.Multi-YearStrategicPlanCommitteeFrankBastoneChairpersonBrendaByeTrusteePhyllisEikreDirectorofEducationMaryCurringhamSuperintendentofInstructionalServicesMaureenFrankcomPrincipalPopeJohnPaulIISchoolSisterMariaCiccarelliReligiousEducationCoordinatorShellyTomAboriginalResourceTeacherKevinDebnamFacilitatorBoardofTrusteesAveryspecialthankyouisextendedtotheBoardofTrusteesfortheirvaluableinputandsupportduringtheentireplanninganddevelopmentprocessandalsofortheircontinuedcommitmenttoprovidingthehighestqualityCatholiceducationtothecommunitiesitserves.FrankBastoneChairpersonTeresaGallikTrusteePaulLandryViceChairpersonJosieKiplingTrusteeVaughnBlabTrusteeCassieOlinykStudentTrustee2013-14BrendaByeTrusteeTessDerouardStudentTrustee2014-15MikeFavreauTrusteeDedicationThe2014-2019Multi-YearStrategicPlanisdedicatedtothememoryofTrusteeJosieKiplingwhoseabsenceattheBoardtableisandwillcontinuetobegreatlymissedateachandeverymeeting.