Principal's Message

As I enter my eight year as Principal of DCS, our school focus is to find "Opportunity" in everything we do. Last year's school closure was incredibly difficult for our staff. We chose to work in a school because of the students. An empty school is not much fun to be around. At the same time, it forced our staff to think differently about many things.

As I look around the school, I am proud to see my fingerprints starting to appear on the school culture. Delburne Centralized School is a great place to spend my days. In previous years, our broad goals of Purpose, Redesign and Our School helped us create a more personalized learning environment for students. I am incredibly proud of our high school completion rate and I know that a significant number of our graduates are continuing their education through post-secondary institutions and trades. Our staff genuinely knows and cares about our students, which makes it nearly impossible to "slip through the cracks".

Two key goals for the coming year are to increase support for students and ensure that our school operates safely. We are refining our "Learning Center" so students who require specialized and targeted supports receive the support they require. Our students, staff and parents have adjusted seamlessly to our current restrictions and guidelines. I am very pleased with what I am seeing so far. It's going to be a great year!

Sincerely,

Ted Hutchings

Principal, Delburne Centralized School

thutchings@cesd73.ca

403-749-3838