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Remembering the hard work teachers do

Winnipeg South Centre MP Constituency report

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Winnipeg South Centre MP Joyce Bateman with Speaker Andrew Scheer and local teachers.

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It was in my years as a school trustee and mother of two school-aged children that I really began to appreciate first-hand the hard work, dedication and sacrifice that goes into being a teacher.

Being a teacher goes beyond the classroom whether it is coaching sports teams, chaperoning events, directing school plays, and so much more.

Oct. 5 was World Teachers’ Day, a day to celebrate the role teachers’ play in providing quality education. With students now back to school for another year, let’s remember all the teachers, from those who first taught us to read and write to those who are now teaching the next generation.  

As the Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, I’ve had the privilege and honour to meet many wonderful teachers in the community who are dedicated to not only their responsibility as educators, but also guiding and supporting our next generation of scientists, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and of course, teachers.

Our government is unwavering in its support for teachers and education. By investing in education, we’re investing in the future. This year, as we celebrate World Teachers’ Day, let’s remember to appreciate all the hard work and dedication of the educators, coaches and mentors.

As a former school trustee, I also want to remind everyone that school trustees in Winnipeg school divisions will be elected during the civic election that will be held on Wed., Oct. 22.

Preparing for and participating in school board and committee meetings are the main functions of a school trustee. The school board determines the policy under which a division operates and the decisions made by a school board at its meetings set the overall direction for the school division. I learned first-hand the job of a trustee is one of governance. The education of our children is a partnership between the home and the school community.


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