Projects

Volunteer of the Year Award

The P.E.I. Home and School Federation Inc. is pleased to announce the Annual Volunteer Award for exceptional contribution to the total well-being of children and youth in P.E.I. through service at the Local Home and School Association. The Volunteer Award will acknowledge and recognize the valuable contributions and achievements of excellence of individuals within a Home and School Association. One award will be presented annually during the Annual Meeting. The Board Members of the Federation will constitute the Selection Committee for this award.

Canadian Home and School Federation 2012 Awards

Four awards presented at Canadian Home and School Federation's AGM in Charlottetown on June 2/12 as follows:

  • Dr. Samual R. Laycock Educator - Terry MacIsaac, Principal Prince Street Elementary
  • Volunteer - Owen Parkhouse, PEI Home and School Federation
  • Mairlyn Ashby Project - PASE Bullying Prevention (Parkside, Athena, Greenfield, Elm St.)
  • Mairlyn Ashby Advocacy - Sally Lockhart, Injury Prevention Advocate

Parental Engagement Initiative

In response to the recommendations by the Task Force on Student Achievement, the Minister of Education asked the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation (HSF) to lead the development of a province-wide Parental Engagement (PE) Initiative. This request represents a strong endorsement of Home and School Associations by the provincial government and recognizes our emerging role as a learning and teaching partner in the education system on Prince Edward Island. The overall vision of the PE initiative is to establish collaborative home and school learning environments for our children so that they can succeed as individuals, as students and as citizens.

CyberBullying Project

Parents Need to be Aware that Bullying Has Gone Hi-Tech

The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation thanks you for this opportunity to come and present our concerns and ideas on an issue that is becoming increasingly serious in our schools and society – cyberbullying. Most of us are aware of bullying at school. We likely have talked with our children about who was being bullied, offered advice or intervened if our child was being bullied, or dealt with complaints that our child may even be a bully. This type of bullying, as damaging as the experience can be, is for the most part restricted to the school property or within its vicinity. But cyberbullying extends to the world, can be even more dangerous and damaging, and cannot be erased.

Letter to Minister McIsaac Regarding Looking For Efficiencies in the Education System

The Atlantic Caucus of Home and School/School Councils met in October 2011. Delegates decided to call upon government and school officials to look at department and board spending in each Atlantic province. We are challenging and encouraging our departments of education officials to search for efficiencies in the system and redirect these funds into the classroom.
See the Federation’s letter and see Minister's response

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