Building relationships and creating a learning culture of trust produces a more rewarding work environment. Whenever people feel like they can reach out to one another for help and support, individuals begin to operate as teams. Schools that encourage these qualities of collaboration also see growth in school culture, student outcomes, and job satisfaction.
When you are trusted to share your talents you always give your heart and soul to something you love doing. During my short time here, I have had the opportunity to meet most of you and have found that you supported our staff as we endeavored to make this a safe school that meets the needs of our students, regardless of what those needs may be. New initiatives that have been introduced and achieved through this collaboration include: Muskoka Woods, Outdoor Education – Tree Top Adventure, the Meteor Mini-Track Day, Youth Fusion Experiential Learning Project - installation of GagaBall Pitt,, enlargement of the Learning Commons, expansion of our parking lot, and primary yard improvements.
Success begins when we first create an environment where people know why they come to work, how their roles are defined, and what they can do to develop their strengths. St. Matthew Catholic School is that learning culture of trust.