Education

There was a FIRE TRUCK at Sir James Dunn!

  Wow, the Kindergarten class sure was excited when they saw the fire truck in the parking lot! It didn’t take us long to climb inside and explore the buttons and levers. We were very fortunate to have Mr. Gauthier, the Deputy Chief, otherwise known in our class as “Calvin’s Dad” come to show us the truck and tell us ...

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Rural Students’ Education Should Not Be Sacrificed Under Ford Government’s Funding Cuts

MPP Michael Mantha (Algoma-Manitoulin), NDP Critic for Northern Development and Mines, demanded that this government stop exacerbating the already underfunded school systems in rural and northern areas across Ontario. Mantha emphasized the years of neglect by the Liberal government with respect to education and that the added strain of Conservative funding cuts has worsened the situation for thousands of Ontarian’s. ...

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Minister of Education on Increased Escalation by ETFO

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement Monday afternoon, February 24, 2020 in response to escalated strike action by ETFO (Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario): “The safety and security of our students are of the utmost importance to this government. I hope that ETFO will work with school boards to ensure that the escalated work-to-rule measures do not ...

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HSCDSB Statement

This afternoon at approximately 4:15 p.m., the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board was informed that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) agreed to suspend the rotating strike that was scheduled to affect all schools early next week. This means that all elementary and secondary schools in the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board will be open to staff and students on Monday, February ...

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Minister of Education on OSSTF’s Continued Strike Action

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to OSSTF’s continued strike action Friday afternoon: “We want a deal that keeps students in class. Strikes by the teachers’ unions have resulted in millions of student days lost. Days where students should have been in class preparing for math tests, practising for hockey games or music competitions, and ...

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Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike

Feb 20, 2020 at 14:40 Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to tomorrow’s strike action by the four teachers’ unions (OSSTF, ETFO, OECTA, AEFO): “Your child should be in class; they should not be the casualty of union-led escalation. The focus of union leaders ought to be on negotiating a deal that keeps students ...

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Students celebrate Valentine’s Day with parents

  For Valentine’s Day, JK and Kindergarten students in Ms. Samantha’s class at École Saint Nom de Jésus (Hornepayne) hosted a little party for their parents. During this celebration, parents were able to taste cookies that the children prepared in the morning, as well as to dip marshmallows in melted chocolate so that they could be decorated with candies. Yum, ...

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Célébrer la Saint-Valentin avec les parents

  Pour le jour de la Saint-Valentin, les élèves de maternelle/jardin de Mme Samantha à l’école Saint Nom de Jésus (Hornepayne) ont préparé une petite fête pour leurs parents. Durant la fête, les parents ont pu déguster des biscuits que les enfants ont préparés le matin, ainsi que de tremper des guimauves dans du chocolat fondu pour pouvoir les décorer ...

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A special visit to SJD Kindergarten

  Constable Tremblay came to visit the Kindergarten students at Sir James Dunn recently to tell us all about his job as a police officer. Of course the main interest was the cool items on his belt that he uses for his job everyday. Constable Tremblay brought us pictures of everything that he carries with him like his radio, baton, ...

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Minister of Education on Resumed Negotiations with OECTA

“Students belong in class. My objective has always been to reach deals with our education labour partners – deals that are fair to students, hard-working parents, and our valued teachers and education workers. I am pleased the mediator has called all parties back to the negotiating table, as we have always said, we stand ready to negotiate to reach a ...

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HSCDSB Response to February 21 Notice to Strike

This is to notify that, as a result of the recent announcement by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) that their members will be participating in a one-day, province-wide strike, all HSCDSB schools will be closed to students on Friday, February 21, 2020. All transportation to and from all HSCDSB schools ...

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L’ensemble des écoles du CSC Nouvelon dans les districts de SUDBURY, MANITOULIN et d’ALGOMA fermées le 21 février 2020

L’ Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) effectuera un retrait complet de services dans toutes les régions de l’Ontario le vendredi 21 février 2020 puisqu’une nouvelle entente avec le gouvernement n’a pas encore été conclue. Les districts de Sudbury, Manitoulin et d’Algoma font partie des régions ciblées. Au sein du CSC Nouvelon, ce syndicat représente les enseignants et ...

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All CSC Nouvelon schools in the SUDBURY, MANITOULIN & ALGOMA Districts CLOSED on February 21, 2020

The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the union that representsteaching staff, short- and long-term supply teachers in all Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon schools, as well as the board learning consultants, will conduct a one-day full strike – withdrawal of all services – across the province of Ontario on Friday, February 21, 2020 since no contract agreement has ...

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Province Helping Prepare Indigenous Students in Sault Ste. Marie For Success

Ontario’s government is helping the Shingwauk Education Trust (SET) provide culturally relevant education to its Indigenous students, contributing to their future success. Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities and MPP for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, have announced an investment of $2 million through ...

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All CSC Nouvelon schools in the Sudbury, Manitoulin & Algoma are closed on February 13, 2020

The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the union that represents teaching staff, short- and long-term supply teachers in all Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon schools, as well as the board learning consultants, will conduct a one-day full strike – withdrawal of all services – across the province of Ontario on Thursday, February 13, 2020 since no contract agreement ...

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