May 2018

May 2018 COSL Chairperson Message


Hello everyone. Nice to see spring has finally arrived. I just have a few items to update. We had our COSL AGM on April 20&21, 2018 with a great turnout of delegates. Myles Blahut was acclaimed as the new COSL Chairperson for the next two years. His term will begin on July 1, 2018. Congratulations Myles, I know you will be an excellent Chairperson who has a wealth of COSL experience.

Next big event for Principals across Canada is the CAP conference in St. John’s Newfoundland May 15-18th, 2018. It looks to be a great conference and I hope to see a large number of folks from Manitoba. Apparently, there is some street named George Street I am suppose to check out as well.

Myles and I will be attending the MTS AGM May 24-26th, 2018 at the Fairmont. We are invited as observers and hopefully in the future we can have two COSL members attend as voting delegates. Myles and I will be talking to delegates to get their thoughts on the positives and some of the roadblocks this initiative will provide.

The COSL Summer Institute has opened registration and it looks like we will have another well-attended event. Danielle Fullan Kolton is the instructor and 14 COSL members have volunteered to give up some holiday time to work as mentors/ learning facilitators. It is truly amazing the commitment our members have towards Professional Development and working with future leaders.

Lastly, please get your cards in to the General Secretary regarding Principals and Vice-Principals remaining in MTS. While nothing has formally been announced, it is important to let the government know our position. That’s it for now, Go Jets Go!

Respectfully submitted,

Bruce Shamray COSL Chairperson