Principals and Board Administrators participated in a two day retreat in Elliot Lake to begin the month of February.
On day one, Deputy Minister of Education, Bruce Rodrigues, traveled from Toronto to speak to the group about Catholic leadership. His was a very powerful message that the principals really appreciated hearing. Afterwards the group attended mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church.
On day two, a representative from Catholic Principal’s Council of Ontario guided the group through an exercise intended to assist principals in understanding themselves and each other in an effort to help them build better relationships.
It also prompted the participants to look within themselves to develop their leadership capacity, motivate their school team to embrace personal and professional development and reflect on interactions to get a better understanding of colleagues and partners they interact with.