School Lunch Time Frame

WHEREAS    according to Statistics Canada, in 2011i, approximately one third of Canadian children between the ages of 5 and 17 were obese and given the amount of time children spend in school, we must recognize the school setting is one that significantly influences students’ food choices and intakes and, consequently, affects their overall health and weight, and

WHEREAS    healthy food choices and practices have been linked with learning readiness and academic success, as well as fewer discipline and emotional problems ii, and

School Healthy Snack Time

WHEREAS    we know that making time for physical activity and nutrition in school does not detract from academics; it’s an investment in higher academic performance, with studies showing that healthy kids get better grades, attend school more often and behave better in class, and

WHEREAS    research on properly fueling your body supports the concept of consuming frequent healthy meals and snacks and drinking lots of water, five to seven times per day, as the best way to enhance cognitive performance and keep blood sugar levels constant, and

School Counseling Services

WHEREAS according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 70% of adults with mental illness report that their symptoms first appeared in childhood and adolescence, and an estimated 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by mental illness or disorders; and

WHEREAS    the most common mental health disorders affecting children - anxiety and depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and eating disorders - affect students’ quality of life and the ability to benefit from their school experience; and

School Food Guiding Principles

BE IT RESOLVED that the PEI Home and School Federation adopt School Food Guiding Principles to assist in the establishment of a provincial school food strategy for all students in P.E.I.; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the PEI Home and School Federation requests the Public Schools Branch to adopt the PEI Home and School Federation’s School Food Guiding Principles to lead and assist in the establishment of a provincial school food strategy for all students in P.E.I. 



 PEI Home and School Federation 

Nominate school staff for Extra Mile Award by Jan. 12th

Extra Mile Award

This award recognizes teachers and/or staff personnel, who exemplify going the extra mile - over and above the call of duty.

  • Nominations Due: Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Awards Yearly: Two
  • Awarded: During Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week in February 
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2016 School Bus Driver of the Year Awards

The Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation presents two annual awards to school bus drivers for their service in keeping students safe as they travel to and from school each day.  This year they were awarded to Bruce MacKay from Gulf Shore Consolidated and Ronnie Drummond from Somerset Elementary.

Glowing letters of support were included in the nomination packages for Bruce and Ronnie.  They are well known, loved and respected members of their school communities.  They take their responsibilities very seriously to ensure the safety of students. 


Tuesday, June 7, 2016  - Bruce MacKay, Gulf Shore Consolidated School

Here are excerpts from letters of support written by students, parents and school staff for Bruce….

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.