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Year: 2001 – Province: Newfoundland and Labrador
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: Mount Pearl Senior High School
50 Ruth Avenue
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador A1N 2H5
Principal: Janet Vivian-Walsh
School Telephone: 709-364-8456
School Fax: 709-364-7744
School Website: www.mps.k12.nf.ca
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 10-12, enterprise, consumer studies, global issues, Canadian geography
- Encourage students to think big, to be creative and take calculated risks.
- Every student has a spirit of enterprise, most appropriately developed through active, constructive learning.
- Learning how to learn is key to the development of students.
Developed successful and popular enterprise course.
- Course grew from 19 to 42 students in first year, with a waiting list for the subsequent year's classes.
- Students achieved pass rates of greater than 92 percent, with class average of 74 percent.
- Students participate in local and provincial enterprise competitions, winning awards and cash prizes.
- Several former students are now running their own productive businesses.
Guides students to turn passions into learning experiences.
- Each student is required to develop a business venture, either alone or in partnership with another student. The students set goals, write a business plan, and organize, finance, market and implement their business venture.
- Businesses are as diverse as students' interests – from tanning salon supplies, to recovering silver from X-ray film, to chocolate.
Emphasizes transferable skills to empower learners to believe in themselves and nurture their entrepreneurship skills. Classroom activities encourage competition, creative thinking and problem solving and capture students' interest and attention.
Ms. Greenslade lets us know that becoming an entrepreneur is not always easy. . . . She demonstrates this reality by introducing us to real life experiences. Former student
Stella's ability to motivate is by far one of her strongest attributes. Assistant principal
Newfoundland and Labrador: Certificate of Achievement Recipient
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