SD43 Student Leadership Council

October 11, 2018
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Oct 4 – Secondary General Meeting Minutes

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL of SD43

 

General Information  
Date Thursday October 4, 2018
Chairs of SLC Stuart Vickaryous and Trinity Wolfe
Location and Room Gleneagle Secondary
Guests (incl. Trustees) Trustee Carol Cahoon

Trustee Chuck Denison

Trustee Barb Hobson

Curriculum Coordinator Michelle Ciolfitto

Leadership Teacher Adam Hayes

 

 

MEETING ITEMS AND MINUTES

 

INTRODUCTION
4:10 Introduction of Executive Council members and guests

Acknowledgement of Territories

Icebreaker: Move Your Butt!

Presentation: What is SLC?

CORE VALUES: DISCUSSION
4:25 Renee reminds everyone of the key points from the last meeting: core values, and what it takes to be a leader. She encourages us to go back to the questions that we made for ourselves revolving core values. Students recall the questions they made about themselves. Students share how they used what they learned last meeting about their own values in their everyday life since. Renee reminds students to continue to think about their personal core values and incorporate them into their lives.

Goal: SLC is trying to support students with their initiatives and passions

BUILDING CONSENSUS
4:30 Group breaks into smaller groups of about 5-7 for discussions.

Questions

* How did you approach the challenge from the last meeting?

* Have you met it?

* How can these meetings be planned to facilitate your personal growth

 

Students write down their answers to these questions

* What would you like to accomplish this year in SLC?

* What initiative(s) are you passionate about?

* What do you want to improve in your school? District?

Students write initiatives that they are interested in on cue cards. Students socialize and talk about plans, personal growth, and things they are passionate about.

 

Sara instructs students to start to build consensus. In their groups; students discuss common bonds between the initiatives they shared

Students choose 1,2, or 3 initiatives that they all agree on. Students hammer out and make the initiatives a little more concrete and detailed initiatives.

Students discuss initiatives that they can get involved in within their school.

 

Students are given two sticky notes and vote for two initiatives that they are most interested/passionate about.

 

Students now pick one initiative that they are very passionate about and would “stick with until June”. Students are in new groups, each group consisting of people with a common passion for their initiatives. Students discuss and exchange information with one another.

CONCLUSION
5:43 Students are given a sheet to fill out and bring with them for next meeting. Students are encouraged to take a lead and organize themselves. Goals: for November meeting to be prepared to start planning and taking action with their initiative.

 

 

DINNER COMMENCED AT 5:50PM

 

 

Website: www.slcsd43.org

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43

 

 

 

May 8, 2018
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April 26 Minutes

SLC Secondary School General Meeting Minutes – April 26-13s7f9p

STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL of SD43

 

General Information  
Date Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Chairs of SLC Sara Parker and Kelsey Stewart
Location and Room Gallery Room, Winslow Centre
Guests (incl. Trustees)

 

 

MEETING ITEMS AND MINUTES

 

INTRODUCTION
6:10-6:15 Acknowledgement of territories

Review of agenda

 

TALK TO ME 5.0 – GLENEAGLE
6:15-6:30 Anne Youdell and Charles Lee from Gleneagle Secondary spoke about their Talk to Me 5.0 event.

Goals of the event were:

–       To help end the stigma around mental health and illness

–       Benefit the Canadian Mental Health Association

School-planned event available to community

Guest speakers and a student speaker presented at the event

MENTAL HEALTH PRESENTATION
6:30-7:20 Anna Lemmo and Rachel French delivered a presentation they intend to show to schools on mental health.

Goals:

–       Mental Health Literacy

–       Increasing coping skills

–       Accessibility to help in the community

Stigma Busters:

–       Language (expand people’s vocabulary to use right and respectful language)

–       Educate Yourself (basic understanding of mental illnesses)

–       Be Kind (be available, show compassion)

–       Listen and Ask (don’t need to know answers, invite them into a conversation)

Differences between mental health, mental wellness, mental health problems, mental distress, and mental illness

Brain Health = Mental Health

“Healthy Mind Platter”

–       Focus time: when we closely focus on tasks in a goal-orientated way, taking on challenges that make deep connections in the brain

–       Play time: Allow ourselves to be spontaneous or creative, playfully enjoying novel experiences, which helps make new connections in the brain

–       Connecting: Connect with other people, ideally in person, or take time to appreciate our connection to the natural world around us, richly activating the brain’s relational circuitry

–       Physical: Move our bodies, aerobically if possible, which strengthens the brain in many ways

–       Time in: Internal reflection, focusing on sensations, images, feelings and thought, heling to better integrate the brain

–       Downtime: we are non-focused, without any specific goal, and let our mind wander or simply relax, which helps our brain recharge

–       Sleep time: give the brain the rest it needs to consolidate learning and recover from the experiences of the day

Table discussions – how large are the portions on your mental health platter?

 

DISCUSSION
7:20-7:45 How do we create conversation around positive mental health/stigma/common language?

How to bring this back to schools?

–       Event with students from all over the district – connect groups that are doing this kind of work – bring awareness

–       Followed by in-school seminars with grades or in-class stuff (e.g spoken word)

–       Timing is key!

–       Student-run would hold more appeal

–       Incorporate in to school culture (e.g Centennial musicals – art programs) – This increases engagement as well

–       Don’t necessarily tag it as “mental health” – collaborate

–       Talk about it with creative expression

–       Showcase coping strategies

Questions to think about:

What are some ways you can be a little bit kinder/decrease the stigma around mental illness/improve your own mental health/talk about this more?

How can you “ride the wave”? (Deal with mental stressors and become stronger)

 

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:45pm

 

 

Website: www.slcsd43.org

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43

 

March 4, 2018
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Feb 27 Minutes

STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL of SD43

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General Information  
Date Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Chairs of SLC Sara Parker and Kelsey Stewart
Location and Room Gymnasium, Winslow Centre
Guests (incl. Trustees) Trustee Denison

 

 

MEETING ITEMS AND MINUTES

 

INTRODUCTION
6:10 Welcome!

Impromptu questions:

a) As the number of our Secondary School Members has decreased by half the amount of the previous meeting (leaving us with around 10 students today), what can SLC change in order to have a successful turnout?

b) How can we support you (i.e. Change in location, time, etc.)?

 

Budget Presentations
  Presentation from Assistant Superintendent Reno Ciolfi about Directions 2020

Presentation from Assistant Secretary Treasurer Nita Michael about the SD43 Budget process

Presentation from Co-chair Sara Parker about the SLC budget

SLC Budget Proposals
  If you had a say in how SLC would spend their budget, what would you do differently and how would you prioritize these ideas?

Create a Proposal as to how one might spend money in the SLC budget and ultimately start forming ideas for next year.

 

Gallery walk

Voting

–          Choose the proposal you find yourself taking interest in

–          Provide feedback so the exec can mesh together your thoughts to formulate plans for next year

 

                                    CONCLUSION
  Opportunities and forms

–          SLC retreat

–          Contact slc@sd43.bc.ca or maskew@sd43.bc.ca for details

Thank you for coming! See you on April 26!

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:40

 

 

Website: www.slcsd43.org

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43

 

 

 

 

 

January 17, 2018
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SLC UPDATE – DATES

Happy New Year!

Just a reminder that our next Middle School General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 30 at Winslow Centre from 1 – 2:30pm (we recommend that you come earlier for pizza).

Our next Secondary School General Meeting will be held Thursday, February 27 from 6-7:30pm, however this is subject to change. Stay tuned for more updates.

 

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