Let's help every child reach their full potential while instilling within them a love of learning
Sackville Schools 2020 is a group of volunteers—teachers, parents, and community members—working to transform K-12 education in Sackville, New Brunswick. We want to be proactive in the face of change, working together to help decide what happens to and in our schools. An innovative, inspired, community-integrated public school system will benefit our children, our teachers, and the families who live and work in Sackville. The possibilities are exciting!
It’s time to look to the future!
DEC Sustainability study
Anglophone East School District has begun a Sustainability Study of Sackville’s three schools. The District Education Council is holding 3 meetings that allow for public input:
Oct 16, 7pm, TRHS – Presentation by Office of the Superintendent
Nov 27, 7pm, TRHS – Public Presentations
Dec 4, 7pm, Lou McNarin – DEC Public Meeting & VOTE
The SS2020 Proposal for Option 4
Sackville Schools 2020 has developed an exciting proposal for consideration by the DEC. It is based on years of research and community consultation, and is a new approach to education that embraces community input. We know that Marshview Middle School will need to close, so this is a wonderful opportunity to modernize education facilities in our town. After all, what’s best for our children, present & future? Investing millions into old schools designed for a bygone era? OR Inspiring, modern, facilities combined with a community-based vision?
Imagine a beautiful Community Learning Campus in Sackville, with educational facilities that meet the needs of local students and teachers, and additional amenities that benefit the community. It’s an exciting vision that allows lots of community involvement in its design, and is about doing what’s best for our children.
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Imagine the possibilities
exploring worlds; finding passion & purpose; inspiring each other; reaching beyond
energized, equipped, empowered; working together; learning along with their students; sharing what if…and wow…!
participating with confidence; enriching and being enriched by what the family is learning
sharing insights and inspiring possibilities; modelling, supporting and scaling
Imagine an integrated learning community celebrating lifelong learning and thinking creatively to make this a wonderful town in which to live & work.
A comprehensive overview
Education Canada magazine published the article, Sackville Schools 2020: A community vision for education by Michael Fox, in the Signals of Change Spring 2018 edition. This article guides readers through this exciting educational movement, from its beginnings in 2015 to the current point in time. "Sackville Schools 2020 was born out of a desire to anticipate a highly uncertain future for our children, our teachers and our schools, and the lack of connection we felt with the centralized and isolated education system that had developed in our province over the past many years." The article explains the widespread efforts to engage with local schools, community members, and also beyond, on a provincial, national and international level. There is much support for the vision of community-integrated education that Sackville Schools 2020 is working to further, and the fact that it's getting attention from so many educational experts is telling.
Sackville Schools 2020: A Web Documentary
A thought-provoking, interactive web-based documentary has been created about the education movement here in Sackville. Below is the trailer, which presents a compelling introduction for continuing on the path to create a 21st century learning environment for Sackville students. Watch to learn about the many reasons community members, teachers and parents have come on board to create change, and you'll understand why others across New Brunswick and Canada are taking notice.
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Modern school facilities
Inspiring learning spaces in innovative schools move beyond traditional classrooms and desks. Let's invest in beautiful new infrastructure rather than repairing crumbling old school buildings.
A learner-centred curriculum that's creative, relevant, and interesting will engage students and help them find their path in this ever-changing world. Let's use modern ideas to update Sackville's curriculum.
Header photograph courtesy of Thaddeus Holownia