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Working on change together. Embrace these learning opportunities for the good of all Island children

The past six months has seen dramatic and potentially systemic changes to education governance and the public school system. A new model for education was first introduced last fall and by the end of June, the English Language School Board will be completely dissolved, there will be no trustees and no superintendent, and the final meeting of the School Board will be held on June 14.

2016 School Crossing Guard of the Year

For the first time, the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation presented a School Crossing Guard of the Year Award.  The inaugural award recipient, Shelby McInnis, works at Souris Regional School.  A special celebration was held on Monday, May 30th during Parachute Safe Kids Week which is being celebrated acrosss Canada, May 30 - June 5.

2016 Provincial Heritage Fair Home and School Award Winners

The Provincial Heritage Fair was held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts and we are happy to announce the winners of the PEI Home and School Federation Special Prizes, awarded to projects that “focus on the total well-being of children, including health, safety and learning.”

Delegates enjoy productive meeting. Still time to nominate someone for the School Bus Driver of the Year Award

On April 9, 132 delegates and guests from 35 Home and School Associations attended the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the PEI Home and School Federation. Highlights of the meeting included a “Success Story Speed Dating round table”, a visit to UPEI’s Fablab and a workshop to brainstorm different models of education. There was open and honest discussion throughout the sessions and many diverse voices were heard.

Be part of the superpower. Diverse group set to come together at AGM on April 9.

The Annual General Meeting of the PEI Home and School Federation, happening this Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Charlottetown, will see a diverse group of people with interest in public education gathering to discuss, question, share and deliberate.

 

The group will include parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, and staff from the Island’s schools joined by government ministers and staff, union representatives, retired educators, education advocates, and, for the first time, members of our peer organizations in Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

 

Secondary Literacy Assessment

The Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture passed along news of this opportunity for parents and guardians to learn more about the upcoming pilot of the Secondary Literacy Assessment:

The Secondary Literacy Assessment (SLA) is a cross-curricular literacy assessment that measures reading and writing outcomes completed by the end of Grade 9 and is administered to students in Grade 10.  It is an online, web-based assessment.

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