Numerous events and activities celebrating all areas of learning will be held throughout the region as the Halton District School Board joins other Ontario public school boards in celebrating Education Week from May 7-11, 2018. The theme for this year's Education Week, as set out by the Ministry of Education, is 'Equity in Action'. Schools are encouraged to share their equity successes and learn from one another. In Halton, the annual weeklong recognition includes a wide variety of activities that demonstrate education in action, celebrate inclusivity and student achievement.
The Board is proud to recognize the success of students through its annual Celebration of Student Excellence event. The event will be held on Thursday, May 10 at M.M. Robinson High School (2425 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington) starting at 7:30 p.m. One student per school is selected for this honour by their excellence in academics, vocational, athletic, self-improvement, community work, citizenship or student leadership.
Many schools have organized events that focus on student success and highlight the theme of Education Week. They include:
Tiger Jeet Singh and Irma Coulson Public Schools (Milton): On May 8, Tiger Jeet Singh and Irma Coulson Public Schools in Milton will be hosting inspirational speaker Abhi Ahluwalia. Parents and guardians will participate in a 'Gallery Walk', which is an interactive session that uses posters to spark discussion and challenge thinking around human rights, equity and social justice.
Joshua Creek Public School (Oakville): The Oakville school is holding a week of activities and learning focused on Indigenous education including drumming demonstrations and a Blanket Exercise. This activity is designed to examine the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Brant Hills Public School (Burlington): The Burlington school is hosting a Family Math Night on May 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parents/guardians will learn about Manipulatives, Number Talks, Dreambox learning software and other mathematics resources.
Robert Little Public School (Halton Hills): On May 11, the Sportletics organization will lead a day of yoga and mindfulness activities at the Acton school for students in Kindergarten to Grade 5.
For additional information, contact:
Jason Misner, Communications Officer
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663, ext. 3387 Toll free: 1-877-618-3456