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February 12, 2013

Briefing - February 12, 2013

 

Board congratulates former Director of Education, Jim Grieve

The board congratulated Assistant Deputy Minister of Education and former Director of Education, Jim Grieve, on being selected as IABC/Toronto’s 2012 Communicator of the Year. The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a leading association for business communication professionals. IABC/Toronto presents the award annually to a GTA-based communicator who demonstrates exceptional leadership, management and communication skills. The award will be presented to Jim Grieve on March 7, 2013.

Peel board receives recognition for student mental health video

The board recently received the 2012 Strategic Video Awards’ Grand Award and was the winner in the Communicating Social Responsibility category for Stand Up, a video created to shine a light on student mental health and the impact each of us can have on the life of a child. Stand Up was produced in-house with Peel students and staff. The video can be seen at www.peelschools.org/standup

Principal Joan Hamilton recognized as one of Canada’s outstanding principals

Joan Hamilton, principal of Roberta Bondar Public School, was recognized by The Learning Partnership as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals of the Year for 2013. The Canada's Outstanding Principals program honours principals who have made a measurable difference in the lives of their students and their school communities and have contributed to making Canada's public education system one of the best in the world.

Board approves new vocational program, boundary change

The board approved the creation of a new vocational program at Humberview Secondary School that will be phased in commencing with grade 9 in September 2013. As well as the new program, the board approved boundary changes for Judith Nyman and Humberview’s vocational programs.

Currently, there are approximately 44 grades 9-12 students residing in the new Humberview boundary, who are attending Judith Nyman. The boundary change will provide enrolment relief to Judith Nyman S.S. The boundary change will only apply to students entering grade 9 in September, 2013, and be phased in on annual basis.

Board approves new school names

The board approved the names of the following new schools:

The school tentatively named BramWest Sub Area #1 be officially named Eldorado Public School
The school tentatively named Brameast #5 be officially named Walnut Grove Public School
The school tentatively named Credit Valley Sub Area 2 #2 be officially named Lorenville Public School
The school tentatively named Brameast #4 be officially named Sir Isaac Brock
Public School

Board approves revisions to partnership policy

The board approved revisions to policy #5 Partnerships/Fundraising. The revisions ensure that it is aligned with Ministry guidelines.

Board approves Digital Citizenship Policy

The board approved policy #78 Digital Citizenship, which will replace former policy #78 Appropriate Use of Technology. The policy was revised in response to the board’s Bring Your Own Device initiative.

Retirements

Trustees recognized the contributions and years of service of the following staff who are retiring:

Pat Beck, teacher, will retire Mar. 8
William Hallem, custodian, will retire May 31
Sally Hamilton, teacher, will retire Mar. 28
Karen Jackson, principal, will retire Feb. 28
Ranjit Khatkur, vice principal, will retire May 31
Josephine Lovering, food services assistant, retired Jan. 5
Janko Marjanovic, teacher, will retire June 30
Helena Pereira, custodian, will retire May 1
Judy Stuve, teaching assistant, will retire Mar. 1
Cathy White, coordinator, will retire June 30

 

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