The Halton District School Board joins school boards across Ontario in celebrating Education Week from
May 2-6, 2022
. This year’s theme from the Ministry of Education is,
. The HDSB will celebrate Education Week by focusing each day on one of the five areas of focus in the
2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan
(MYP) to show the importance of schools, staff, families and the community working together to support the well-being and success of students.
“Education Week provides an opportunity to demonstrate the deep and enriched learning that is taking place across the Halton District School Board,” says Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the HDSB. “The week also allows us to reflect on the importance of a strong and vibrant education system. Learning is most successful when we create equitable conditions that support excellent outcomes for all students. We are excited to profile how engaged our schools and students have been this year and we look forward to continuing to focus on learning, engagement and success for all.”
Throughout the week, we will be sharing examples of how each of the five areas of focus in our Multi-Year Plan guide student and staff learning in classrooms and throughout the Board.
As a lead off to Education Week, the HDSB is also proud to be hosting a
tomorrow (April 29) to celebrate the beginning of a new elementary school in Milton expected to open in the Fall of 2023. The school will accommodate 788 Kindergarten to Grade 8 students and will offer English and French Immersion.
Monday, May 2 - Equity & Inclusion
This area of focus shows how schools champion supportive and inclusive practices to ensure equitable access to positive opportunities and outcomes for all.
Equity & Inclusion in the HDSB - Education Week 2022
Tuesday, May 3 - Mental Health & Well-Being
Mental Health & Well-Being in the HDSB - Education Week 2022
This area of focus highlights how students strengthen safe and caring school environments that promote well-being, and enhance relationships and positive learning and working climates where everyone belongs and feels safe. May 2-8 is also
Mental Health Week
, as designated by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), which promotes mental health awareness, decreasing stigma and helpful resources.
Wednesday, May 4 - Environmental Leadership
This area shows how students and staff take action to help create a sustainable world and will be showcased to demonstrate how HDSB schools are providing opportunities to learn about connections between ecosystems, social justice and climate, as well as elevate local environmental initiatives and practices.
Environmental Leadership in the HDSB - Education Week 2022
Thursday, May 5 - Learning & Achievement
Examples will be shared of how the HDSB strives to create learning environments to elevate student achievement, foster a culture of high expectations to maximize student and staff achievement and promote innovative strategies.
Learning & Achievement in the HDSB - Education Week 2022
Learn More - Student Excellence
Also on May 5, the Board is proud to recognize the success of students through its annual
Celebration of Student Excellence
event. This virtual event will start at 7 p.m. Each year, one student per school is honoured for their excellence in self-improvement, enhancing the school and/or local community, citizenship, student leadership, academics, vocational studies and specialized programs or extra-curricular activities. A link to view the ceremony will be on the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca
) on Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m.
Friday, May 6 - Indigenous Perspectives & Awareness
On the final day of Education Week, the HDSB will highlight the many learning opportunities for students and staff that help promote knowledge and understanding of Indigenous perspectives and realities.
For additional information, contact:
Marnie Denton, Manager, Communications and Engagement
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456 | firstname.lastname@example.org