Education

Statement from Education Minister on OSSTF Strike

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding the decision of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) to escalate to a strike only two days after initiating a work-to-rule campaign: Strikes hurt kids. Our Government has been clear, we want deals that keep students in class. For teacher unions to leave the table, to turn their ...

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Tire-toi une bûche!

Nov 28, 2019 @ 08:29 –Afin de promouvoir les expressions francophones, l’enseignante Mme Stephanie McGregor a invité les élèves de l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) à participer à un concours donnant le sens à l’expression « Tire-toi une bûche ». Grâce à une démonstration dans le corridor le matin, plusieurs élèves ont déjà pu relever le défi. Félicitations aux gagnants de ...

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Pull yourself a log and sit down!

Nov 28, 2019 @ 08:29 – In order to promote Francophone expressions, teacher Stephanie McGregor invited students from École secondaire Saint-Joseph to take part in a contest giving meaning to the French expression “Tire-toi une bûche“ (pull youself a log). Thanks to a demonstration in the school corridor in the morning, several students have already been able to take up the ...

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New Measures announced to prevent and combat Bullying in Ontario Schools

Nov 28, 2019 @ 08:01 – Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education has announced five new measures to prevent and combat bullying in Ontario schools. Christina Mitas, MPP for Scarborough Centre and former teacher, will now advise Stephen Lecce on education matters with a focus on bullying prevention. A provincial strategy survey will be conducted to understand students’ experiences with bullying; training for educators ...

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Minister of Education Statement on First Day of Work-to-Rule

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement on the first day of work-to-rule action: “I’ve been clear – I want to get deals that keep the children of this province in school. It is regrettable the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) have chosen to escalate to work-to-rule action, ...

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La tradition de la tire de Sainte-Catherine est célébrée à l’école Saint-Joseph

  À l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa), la tradition de la tire Sainte-Catherine se poursuit.   Hier, le 25 novembre, Mme Carole Bouffard, enseignante, et les élèves du cours d’art dramatique, Kaléya Bélanger, Ella Leadbetter, Morgandy Leadbeater, Cora Nelson et Kelsey Scott ont préparé de la tire pour tous les élèves de l’école élémentaire et de l’école secondaire! Par ce partage, on ...

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Wawa students celebrate a delicious French-Canada tradition

  The tradition of cooking, pulling and eating taffy on Sainte-Catherine Day is alive and well at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa).   On November 25, Ms. Carole Bouffard, teacher, and students from the drama class, Kaléya Bélanger, Ella Leadbeater, Morgandy Leadbetter, Cora Nelson and Kelsey Scott prepared the delicious St. Catherine’s taffy for all elementary and secondary students. They were able ...

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Secondary School teachers begin work-to-rule across Ontario on November 26

All ADSB secondary schools remain OPEN. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that its members, including secondary teachers and support staff (Educational Assistants, Early Childhood Educators and Secretaries) will begin legal strike action on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The strike action will take the form of a withdrawal of administrative services (“work-to-rule”). Further information on the withdrawal ...

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Ontario now requires students to take two Online credits to Graduate from Secondary School

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, announced that the Ontario government is taking important steps to increase student access to high quality public education and turn Ontario into a global leader of modern and digital education. While online courses will be a mandatory graduation requirement, exemptions will be made for some students on an individual basis. Before the launch of ...

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SJD Newsflash – We Remember

  Sir James Dunn Public School’s staff and students once again took the time to honour the veterans during a Remembrance Day service held in the gymnasium. This year, some of the staff members took the poems, essays and posters that the students will be entering into the Royal Canadian Legion’s, Literary and Poster contest and put them into a ...

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Les Coyotes de l’ÉSC Trillium brillent au ballon-volant

  Les finales de ballon-volant garçons des écoles secondaires du nord-ouest (NSSSAA) se sont déroulées à l’École secondaire catholique Trillium (Chapleau) le 7 novembre. Les équipes junior et senior de Trillium participaient au championnat régional. L’entraîneur Julian Boucher et les athlètes de Trillium ont démontré, une fois de plus, leur talent et leur esprit compétitif lors des joutes excitantes. L’équipe ...

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ÉSC Trillium students stand out in volleyball

  École secondaire catholique Trillium(Chapleau) had the great honour of hosting the North Shore Secondary Schools Athletic Association(NSSSAA)volleyball championship tournament. The junior and senior Trillium teams participated in the regional championship. Under the guidance of coach Julian Boucher, Trillium athletes once again demonstrated their talent and competitive spirit in exciting games. The senior team won the bronze medal finishing 3rd ...

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Sir James Dunn Newsflash – Fire Shark visits Sir James Dunn School

  The Kindergarten students at Sir James Dunn had a surprise visitor to their classroom.  This adorable little Fire Shark was brought in by a little friend with a note attached that stated that this shark was created by his mom to support our inquiry into sharks and that friends could share the new and exciting shark facts that they ...

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Sault College and Laurentian University Ink Another 2 + 2 Agreement

Sault College and Laurentian University have joined together to sign another academic agreement in support of enhanced student learning. Through this expanded partnership, eligible graduates of Sault College’s two year Social Service Worker – Indigenous Specialization (SSW-IS) program can move on to complete a Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work at Laurentian University in an additional two years! As an added ...

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Minister of Education Statement on ETFO Job Action

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario’s (ETFO) notification of job action: “It is disappointing that ETFO has decided to escalate to a partial withdrawal of services, which hurts our kids, despite a limited number of outstanding items at the table. The Government and the Council of Trustees’ Association (CTA) ...

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