February 10, 2012:
With Craig Kielburger Secondary School opening in September 2012 in Milton and replacing E.C. Drury High School, school administrators want to ensure the transition to the new building is as seamless and enjoyable as possible for students and staff.
To help that process along, Grade 9-12 students will break out into workshop groups on the afternoon of Thursday, February 16, beginning at 12:15 p.m., to brainstorm ways to create the most positive learning environment at Craig Kielburger Secondary School. The gathering is called, Express Yourself: The Move to CKSS.
In addition, former Canadian Football League player Orlando Bowen will be speaking at the school, sharing his experiences of the importance of a safe and inclusive school environment.
Bowen is the Executive Director of One Voice One Team, a non-profit youth leadership development organization that uses sport and community awareness to teach leadership and life skills to young people. He was a finalist for the Canadian Football League’s Tom Pate Award, which is presented to the athlete that demonstrates outstanding commitment to his community and team.
“We have created a forum for students to express their thoughts and ideas about how to continue strengthening our positive school culture at E.C. Drury High School and to bring it to Craig Kielburger Secondary School,” says Rebecca Newcombe, Vice-Principal at E.C. Drury High School. “This is a very exciting opportunity that will allow students to share their thoughts and to develop an inclusive dialogue with staff. With this approach, we continue to strive for inclusivity for all students.”
Staff will be participating in a collaborative problem-solving workshop with Dr. Stuart Ablon, an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His approach will be used to help students and staff members at Craig Kielburger Secondary School continue to build a safe and inclusive community.
For additional information, contact:
Rebecca Newcombe, Vice-Principal, E.C. Drury High School
Halton District School Board