Archived — Norman Littlejohn

Year: 2003 – Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

School: St. Francis School
PO Box 460
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 2M0

Principal: Bruce Sheppard
School Telephone: 709-596-3452
School Fax: 709-596-2154
School website: www.stfrancis.k12.nf.ca
Teacher Email: nlittlejohn@awsb.ca
Grades/Subjects Taught: Kindergarten-Grade 9/technology education

Teaching approach:

The future of each student is in their own hands. They control their own destiny if they are willing to work hard and seek help when they need it.

Problems are not barriers to advancement but solvable challenges.

Encourages students to develop positive attitudes and behaviours, be responsible, be adaptable and learn continuously.

Outstanding achievements:

Littlejohn implemented a cable system throughout the entire school with the assistance of a local TV company that supplied cable and hardware. With TV monitors in all the classrooms and hallways, students of all grade levels have the opportunity to broadcast slide presentations, student interest announcements, presentations in lieu of the normal principal's morning announcements, sports newscasts, etc.

He also founded an annual robotics competition open to all students in the Avalon West School District, led his junior robotics team to take home five out of six trophies at the provincial robotics competition, and led his team to compete in a North American Robotics competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Littlejohn encourages other teachers to develop curriculum and themes that integrate information technology. He developed and delivered a week-long course on networking for other teachers.

In Praise Of:

"Teachers such as Norm should be showcased to the whole province and indeed the whole nation as an example of what positive attitude, a positive work ethic and a pleasant smile can accomplish." - Principal

"His kindness, patience, consideration, diligence, and willingness to help each and every student and staff members earns him my highest respect." - School Secretary

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