The Ministry of Education recently provided additional direction to Ontario school boards regarding changes to the Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum and the upcoming Consultation into Education Reform
Ontario school boards have been advised of the following:
Elementary teachers will teach the 2010 curriculum which was recently re-issued. In the coming weeks, the School Programs Department will provide direction to elementary schools that clarifies the elementary HPE curriculum expectations, and provides a comparison of the re-issued elementary HPE curriculum
and the 2015 curriculum.
The Halton District School Board is currently revising the family information letters (sent prior to teaching the Human Growth and Development strand of the HPE curriculum). Teachers have been advised to wait for these resources prior to teaching this strand of the HPE curriculum.
The Halton District School Board remains committed to inclusion and will continue to demonstrate respect and understanding for all students, staff and members of our school communities. We have an obligation under the Human Rights Code
, the Education Act and our own Board policies and procedures to ensure students feel safe and see their identities reflected in our classroom activities and throughout our schools. Therefore, it is expected that schools will continue to actively create and provide inclusive and welcoming learning environments. This includes learning resources that reflect equity, diversity and representation of all families, as well as support for inclusive student clubs and activities.
More information will be posted here as soon as it is available.