SCC Meeting: September 10, 2019
Sara called the meeting to order at 12:05pm
Members present: Sara Goodfellow, Geoff McFarlan, Harriet Holmedal, Rachel Wightman, Charmaine
Graham, Lisa Perkins, Bev Nattress
Minutes: Sara presented the minutes from the last meeting May 10, 2019 and moved to adopt as read;
seconded by Bev Nattress.
Financial Report: NCS Account: $1353.61 and NWSD Account: $2224.19. Charmaine moved to adopt
the financial report; seconded by Harriet Holmedal.
Music teachers using rooms in the school to conduct lessons is a problem the school is trying to resolve.
For the students’ security, there is a problem with the lessons being held in unsupervised areas and with
the music teacher being alone with the student. NCS would like feedback from the SCC on the
community’s feelings on the matter and some solutions suggested were a criminal records check,
moving the lessons to a more public area, and having a waiver signed.
New staff includes Shayla Ross, Brent Plant and Kara McGarry. The shop will be utilized by the
students this year and Geoff is looking into a partnership with the 4H members. Lisa Perkins is the
In School Learning Coach.
Math is a major focus for the elementary as scores are lower than the school would like. Enrollment is
up with 187 students. NCS has many students involved in extra-curricular activities and buses may be
needed to transport students to events. A sensory floor path is at the elementary end and NCS would
like to paint the hallway at the high school end. Swimming lessons for the elementary students are
being researched by the school.
The track is still under construction. The weeds in the centre need to be removed and grass seed
planted. Bev will contact Karrie at the RM office and gather information on where we are with the work.
NCS is hosting an anti-bullying seminar on September 17, 2019. Schools attending will be Marsden and
Marshall. Grades 4 – 7 will be at the school and Grades 8 – 12 will be at the Neilburg Hall. SCC will
organize snacks for the students.
By-laws tabled until further notice.
Sara will clean out old SCC files.
Back to School Event will be planned in April or May so it will be organized for September, 2020.
Cathy submitted a letter requesting money to help with library renovations to make a Lego wall. Motion
made by Charmaine to fund the Lego wall for the library at a cost of $200.00 to $300.00; seconded by
Motion made by Charmaine to request a quote from Amanda Isaac to construct a shelf for the skylight
esthetics project as SCC is willing to spend $300.00 for the shelf and plants for decorating.
Bev asked why NCS does not issue diplomas to the graduating students. NCS will look into this issue.
Aaron Oaks and Faith Graham would like to attend a SCC meeting. We will invite them to the
September 27, 2019 meeting.
Subway lunch is planned for Friday, September 27, 2019. Other ideas for lunches are pizza and taco
Annual General Meeting is planned for Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00pm.
Next meeting: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Sara adjourned the meeting at 1:20pm.