Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum
In February, 2015, the Ministry of Education released the revised Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum to all school boards in Ontario for implementation beginning September 2015. The TDSB began implementation this fall with staff training, followed by delivery in the classroom. Parents/guardians are encouraged to learn more about the curriculum by visiting the TDSB website
, which has recently been updated to include additional information, resources, links to informative web sites as well as a message from the Director. And as included earlier in an Update, the Ministry of Education has also prepared very comprehensive resources on the curriculum. Visit the Ministry website
to find the full curriculum, parent guides and quick facts.
This year Local Government Week takes place October 18-24, 2015
Local Government Week
aims to increase youth and public awareness about the important role local government plays in our communities. The week provides a range of opportunities particularly for Grades 5 and 10 to educate students on the operation and importance of our civic institutions.
Other examples of what communities and schools can do to celebrate local government.
- Debate a school board trustee on a school issue
- Hold a Mayor for a Day student essay contest
- Host a mock council
- Tour your Town Hall
- Organize a “Lunch and Learn” on local government
While we celebrate Local Government Week from October 18-24 this year, we encourage schools and municipalities to participate in local government activities throughout the school year. I'd be happy to attend Grade 5 or Grade 10 Civics classes! Please invite me!
College Fair October 19 -- 5:00-9:00pm; October 20 -- 10:00am-3:00pm
All the Ontario Colleges in One Place! Meet college faculty, staff and students at the Enercare Centre (formerly Direct Energy Centre) which is at Exhibition Place in Toronto 100 Princes' Blvd.For more information, click on http://www.ocif.ca/