NISPA Connects – February 6th 2020

The event started with a prayer by Father William followed by a warm welcome from Vice Principal Mr. Emile John and Ellie Maggio, SMCS PA.  This was followed with Sarah Craig, CIS Executive Director and Rose Sottile, the NISPA representative who did a wonderful job making sure the event flowed effortlessly.

A big THANK YOU to St. Michael’s College School, their PA and food services for hosting and running the event, making us all feel welcome and for the delicious breakfast.

A very special shout out to each of our speakers who did such a wonderful job presenting on the five following topics related to engaging our volunteers:

Olga Tchetverlynkh from UCC discussed the Use of Technology as an Advanced Communication Tool.

Jakub Kolskowski from SMCS discussed Engaging Dads.

Bishop Strachan School shared their successes in Volunteering in the School Shop.  Although Appleby was not able to attend they shared their notes regarding volunteering in the school shop.

Sheri Deo and Katie Henderson from St. Andrew’s College shared their program to encourage Alumni Parent Engagement and Ridley provided their notes to also address this topic as well.

At another table, Debbie Bryane from The York School, along with Helen Pei from Pickering College discussed Engaging Expats and Boarding Parents.

Thank you to all of our NISPA members for attending!