Holy Trinity Catholic School Division (HTCSD) celebrated and reflected upon 100 years of educating in Moose Jaw at their Annual General Meeting Monday evening.
“100 years ago, 144 children from Grades 1 to 7 were taught an English-based program in four classes at St. Agnes School,” said Geri Hall, the HTCSD’s superintendent of curriculum, instruction and assessment, in her report. “Today, we are 16 times larger, and our offerings have expanded.”
The meeting, attended by approximately 30 people, had each official comparing his or her responsibilities with those of his or her counterpart at the school division’s inception, as St. Agnes Roman Catholic School Division, 100 years ago.
Much of the meeting was spent on reflection, and drawing upon the past to inform the future of the division.
“At 100 years, you stop and take score of where you’ve been, and look at the hopes and dreams of the people who started this school division. You wonder if they’re proud of us. I think they would be,” York told the Times-Herald.
“Now, we’re all about 21st Century learning, so we’ve already moved into a world we don’t know, the world our kids will live in,” she said. “We can’t predict what it will be like, so all we can do is arm them with the skills to be able to embrace and enhance the future.”
For more, pick up tomorrow's Times-Herald.