Message from Myles (COSL chair) – Dec 2018

COSL Chairperson – December Message

I would like to extend warm wishes to all of the school leaders from across the province as you embark on a well deserve break. Take the 2 weeks to relax, recharge and to spend time with family and friends.
James Bedford and I are on our way to visiting 100 schools this year in the 100th anniversary of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society. We are conducting our visits to show COSL members and teachers that we are interested in what is going on in Manitoba Schools. It will give us a chance to see many of the exciting programs being carried out in schools, first hand. It will also give me an opportunity to answer any COSL member’s questions directly and to ask members what they would like to see COSL do to support them. At the time of this message being posted, James and I are about ¼ of the way to our goal. We have a number of more visits confirmed, with roughly 80 school visits confirmed. If we have not connected with your Division through your local COSL group or your local MTS president call me at the office to see if we can work something out.
I was invited out to the Brandon Principals’ Association on December 11 to speak to the group on COSL’s activities. I will be visiting Louis Riel, River East Transcona, Borderland, Mountain View, Hanover and Thompson in the new year. Also in December, I met with the Lakewood Teachers’ group and am planning to head out To the Park West Teachers Association in February. If your local would like to have me come out to speak with your executive that can be arranged.
December has seen a lot of time devoted by the Ed Leadership mandate group putting the final changes on the upcoming Winter Conference being held February 14 and 15 at the Fort Garry Hotel. You should have received a Save The Date via email. Final details are being ironed out as I type. We hope to have the information up on-line before the break. Registration may be good to go for then as well, but if not, the first week back in January everything should be a go.

Once again happy holidays everyone—-you have earned them.

Myles Blahut
COSL Chairperson