One of the guiding principles of the PEI Home and School Federation is to “To promote affiliations with any organizations which concern themselves with the care and development of children and youth, in the home, school and community.” In that spirit, we maintain a list of links to partner organizations, and to others working in the education field.
New collaboration between four government departments - Education, Early Learning and Culture, Health and Wellness, Child and Family Services and Justice: Student Well-Being Teams are working in schools beginning September 2017 providing direct service to children and youth who are struggling with mental, social and physical health issues. This student-centred approach makes it easier for professionals, along with teachers and school staff, to work together for children, youth and families.
Go to: Student Well-Being Teams
Help My Child is a resource for Prince Edward Island parents and students. HMC assists in connecting those in need of help with professionals in their area as well as on-line resources. This project is sponsored by the TELUS Community Boards fund and coordinated by the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation.
Go to: www.helpmychild.ca
According to the 2005 “Orientation Manual for School Trustees of PEI.” the Department “defines education on PEI, researches and assesses different approaches to education, provides leadership for the development of curricula, establishes standards, outcomes, rules, courses of study, and policies for assessment. It also approves learning resources to be used in the classroom.”
The Public Schools Branch (PSB) serves approximately 19,000 students from kindergarten to grade 12 in Prince Edward Island. The PSB includes all 56 English public schools across Prince Edward Island and is governed by an appointed Board of Directors.
The PEI Teachers' Federation works “to advance and promote the interests of education and to advance, promote and safeguard the interests of the teaching profession and its membership.”
Members of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1775 “work in several different classifications all related to the cleaning and maintenance of PEI Public Schools.”
Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1145 “represents 298 school bus drivers and mechanics who work for the PEI transportation group.”
Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3260 “represents over 600 educational assistants, youth service workers and student attendants employed by the Prince Edward Island School Boards.”