Anglophone School Districts in New Brunswick are making improvements to
In the Anglophone West School District calendar, there are five partial days for professional
learning during the 2017-18 school year.
This model aligns with best practice and ensures consistency with all
school districts in the province. There is early dismissal from school for
students on these days to provide professional learning opportunities for
teachers. Students will attend school in
the morning as usual.
The overall amount of professional learning time in the school calendar
remains the same; however, one full day of professional learning for teachers will
move outside instructional time to September 1, 2017. What has changed is the format and quality of the professional
"Professional learning for
teachers creates better student learning and is the key component to improving
teacher practice," said Superintendent David McTimoney. "We are looking forward to these improvements in the upcoming school
year. As teachers learn and grow, so do