The District School Board of Niagara recognizes that co-instructional activities are an important part of the school experience of elementary and secondary students’ physical and mental health. A strong co-instructional program plays a key role in developing students’ sense of belonging and engagement. A broad well-delivered co-instructional program greatly enhances the atmosphere of a school and its community and students’ sense of well being. Students are encouraged to participate fully in the academic, athletic, artistic, social and cultural life of the school. Involvement in the school’s co-instructional activities will enable students to make new friends and develop a broad range of talents and interests.
Staff are encouraged to participate by offering leadership in these activities. Their individual skills and talents significantly contribute to the type and range of activities that take place in any given school. The interaction between students and staff greatly increases students’ level of satisfaction with their school experience and enhances the likelihood that they will successfully complete their education.