January 2018

Council of School Leaders Chairperson’s Report January 2018


The New Year has arrived with the anticipation of great things happening for 2018. Each New Year brings the opportunity for renewal and change. Hopefully the optimism will be maintained for the balance of the school year.

COSL’s main focus in the next few weeks is the COSL Winter Conference held at the Hotel Fort Garry February 15-16th, 2018. Early registration continues until January 15th so it is important to get your registration forms completed soon. We have a great lineup so please go to our COSL website to get all of the information regarding the conference and you can register on line. Due to logistics, we will not be accepting registrations any later than five days prior to the conference. It will be a great opportunity to hear some great speakers and network with colleagues from around the province.

Also on our radar is the upcoming COSL Leadership Team elections. We will have three positions open this year. One will be a two year term and the other two will be a three year terms. We have had great interest in the past elections so we are hopeful the interest is still there. It is important for our members to be involved and bring the COSL provincial voice to the Leadership team table. We will also be electing a new Chairperson at our AGM in April. The new Chairperson will be elected for a two-year term. So the next few months bring lots of activity and excitement.

We are also in the planning stages of our COSL Summer Institute this July in Winnipeg. There will be more information in the coming months. This is the first year when all participants will be on the new guidelines for their Principal Certificate.


Respectfully Submitted

Bruce Shamray COSL Chairperson.