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:

  • October 16, 7pm, TRHS – Presentation by Office of the Superintendent

  • November 12, 7pm, TRHS – Public Presentations

  • November 20, 7pm, Lou McNarin – DEC Public Meeting & VOTE

Click the image to see the Sustainability Study Timeline


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Imagine the possibilities

Imagine students...

exploring worlds; finding passion & purpose; inspiring each other; reaching beyond

Imagine teachers...

energized, equipped, empowered; working together; learning along with their students; sharing what if…and wow…!

Imagine parents...

participating with confidence; enriching and being enriched by what the family is learning

Imagine leaders...

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.

So now, two years after we started our conversation, we have signaled our intention to move away from the traditional top-down system of school planning and design. Our civic leaders, Department of Education officials, Minister of Education and business leaders have recommended the Sackville Schools 2020 vision to the Premier. It is on his desk and we wait for him to respond to this strong signal for change on the educational stage of New Brunswick. The “education premier” has been invited to the stage for the performance of his lifetime.

 SS2020 volunteers have consulted with educational experts and met political leaders, including our MP Dominic LeBlanc, over the past 2 years to discuss the vision for education in Sackville.

SS2020 volunteers have consulted with educational experts and met political leaders, including our MP Dominic LeBlanc, over the past 2 years to discuss the vision for education in Sackville.


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.

Web Documentary Page →

 

read our information sheet

 The brochure can be downloaded and provides an overview of the vision for 21st century learning in Sackville.

The brochure can be downloaded and provides an overview of the vision for 21st century learning in Sackville.

We find when we talk about 21st century skills, people often reduce them to skills for the workplace and skills involving technology. And we’re really talking about skills for creativity, for civic engagement, for social life—the full range of experiences that young people will be involved in in the future.
— Henry Jenkins, USC Annenberg Provost’s Professor of Communications

Modern school facilities

 Beautiful middle school learning space designed by  FNI .

Beautiful middle school learning space designed by FNI.

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.

Learning Spaces →

Meaningful learning

 Experiential learning.

Experiential learning.

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.

21st Century Learning →


Header photograph courtesy of Thaddeus Holownia