Education

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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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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École Saint-Joseph students build friendships with new friends in France

Nov 14, 2019 @ 08:01   Kindergarten students at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) and their teacher, Ms. Monique Gendron, and their early childhood educator, Ms. Marie-France Gagnon, are discovering the wonders of France through their friends from Roubaix. Students exchange photos and videos to learn about different customs and cultures. These exchanges also promote the sharing of the pride of the ...

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Les élèves de Saint-Joseph se font de nouveaux amis en France

Nov 14, 2019 @ 08:01   Les élèves du jardin à l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa) ainsi que leur enseignante, Mme Monique Gendron, et leur éducatrice de la petite enfance, Mme Marie-France Gagnon, découvrent les merveilles de la France grâce à leurs amis du Roubaix. Les élèves échangent des photos et des vidéos leur permettant d’apprendre sur les différentes coutumes et cultures. ...

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SJFI – Touring Wilderness Helicopters

On Thursday, November 7th, 2019, the St. Joseph French Immersion Grade 1/2/3 class went on an incredible adventure  to Wilderness Helicopters at the Wawa airport. The class was introduced to pilots; Danny Mercer and Blair Mills, who taught the class about the roles and responsibilities of a pilot in Wawa. They shared stories about flying with the Ontario Ministry of Natural ...

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