Employees recognized for 25 years of service with NVSD
Congratulations to our employees who have reached 25 years of service with the North Vancouver School District! It was an honour to celebrate this significant milestone with staff and their guests to recognize their commitment and dedication to the students and families of the North Vancouver School District.
Sutherland Secondary students Claire Watts and Bella Martin (left), traditional Indigenous talking sticks for recipients (right)
The formal yet personal celebration occurred in the early evening of Monday, March 11, 2019, where staff members were celebrated and acknowledged for their years of service in front of family and staff from across the district. The traditional Indigenous welcome was provided by Dallas Gus (Swalklanexw), NVSD cultural support worker from the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Dallas Gus (Swalklanexw) (pictured left) and Mark Pearmain Superintendent and CEO, North Vancouver School District (pictured right).
To kick off the event, guests were entertained
by the amazing acoustic performance from Sutherland Secondary students Claire
Watts (vocals) and Bella Martin (guitar).
Mark Pearmain, Superintendent, thanked the group for their
years of service on behalf of the Board of Education and Executive Committee: “We
live in a world where the work that you do in supporting the education of each
child is becoming more critically important…Many of our students from the NVSD
are involved with humanitarian efforts. They are fundraising and raising
awareness of some of the biggest social justice issues right now. Serving
others is a focus, and that is due in part to the example you are setting for
them to be good global citizens.”
“Students (and staff) take part in these activities because
of the values within the NVSD – that you live by and reinforce each day. It is
important to know that your part in creating a just and tolerant society is
important regardless if you are an EA, Office Assistant, Custodian, Teacher,
Principal or Exempt staff.”
Board Chair Christie Sacré (left) and Debra Dennehy, co-chair, North Vancouver Parent Advisory Council (right).
Christie Sacré, Board of Education Chair, and Debra Dennehy, co-chair of the North Vancouver Parent Advisory Council, also provided words of appreciation to the staff.
Thank you again to our amazing NVSD employees for all that you do, and congratulations on reaching this significant milestone!