Happy 65th birthday to the PEI Home and School Federation. The federation formed on January 29th, 1953, with over 100 delegates from local home and schools coming together to discuss what is best for children Prince Edward Island promoting total well-being and the highest standards of education for each child in the province.
Over the past few years, the members of the Federation have discussed and debated how to negotiate our position in relation to the new education structures implemented by the Education Act of 2016.
Through these discussions, it has become clear that the Federation is unique in what it has to offer Islanders. From its’ beginnings under the leadership of Dr. Helen MacDonald to the present day, the Federation has placed its sole focus on the wellbeing and educational success of Island children.
Karen Clare, Regional Director of the PEI Home and School Federation for the Bluefield Family of Schools, represented the Federation at the PEI Science Fair this week, and selected two recipients of the PEI Home and School Prize, awarded to projects that “focus on the total well-being of children, including health, safety and learning.”
Effects of Smoking
Awarded to Elliott Shea, Alberton Elementary School, Grade 6.
Fishy, Fishy, Fishy, Fertilizer
Awarded to Madelyn MacPherson and Enya Burnett, Summerside Intermediate School, Grade 7.
Presidents/Chairs contacts of Home and School Associations are asked to submit a one page Annual Report outlining your local Home and School's activities for the 2017-2018 school year. All reports will be inserted in the 65th Annual Book of Reports. We would appreciate receiving reports from every Home and School for this special 65 year anniversary. If you have questions, call 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664.