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The creation of the Transition Committees is an integral process in the opening and closing of HWDSB schools. It gives the community an opportunity to voice their collective thoughts, consideration of all the diverse views of the community and students to make the transition as seamless as possible. This is the reason that trustees insist on Transition Committees and the minutes are reported to the Board of Trustees.

The purpose of the Transition Committee is to represent the community, provide input, advice and recommendations, however the final decisions are made by the Principal and Superintendent.

A brief synopsis of the Transition Committee topics of discussion include:

  • Artifacts and school traditions
  • Opening/closing ceremonies
  • Student transition activities
  • Traffic and transportation issues
  • Accommodation and program issues

All Transition Committee meetings are open to the public, however public members will have no voting rights.

Ancaster and Lower Stoney Creek

For information about the following upcoming student transitions at:

·         Queen’s Rangers Elementary School

·         CH Bray Elementary School

·         Ancaster Senior Public School

·         Fessenden Elementary School

·         Collegiate Elementary School

Please click on the links above, or visit our School Construction page.

Once the Transition Committees are established for the above schools, all information from the committee will be found on this page.


Ancaster Senior / Fessenden Elementary School Campus

Purpose

As part of the Ancaster Accommodation Review, the Board of Trustees approved the closure of Fessenden and Queen’s Rangers, pending Ministry of Education funding for two new JK-8 elementary schools on the CH Bray and Rousseau sites, as well as an addition at Ancaster Senior.

In March of this year, HWDSB received Ministry of Education funding for a $3,702,489 addition to Ancaster Senior. The addition is currently in for Site Plan Approval and the intention is to have the addition complete for September 2019.

Ancaster Senior and Fessenden Community Information Session Presentation – December 10, 2018 Minutes

Committee Meetings

As a result of the inclement weather, the February 6 meeting has been rescheduled to the following date:

Tuesday, February 26 at 6 p.m.
Location: Ancaster Senior, gym


Bernie Custis Secondary School Transition Committee

Purpose

HWDSB’s new Bernie Custis Secondary School will be located at 1055 King Street East (former Scott Park Secondary School site). This beautifully designed secondary school will be constructed to meet the needs of students while complementing in the adjacent Tim Hortons Field, Jimmy Thompson pool and the new City of Hamilton Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre.The downtown location allows for a flexible design. It will accommodate 1,250 pupils in approximately 160,000 square foot secondary school with surrounding amenities. The preliminary site design includes a three-storey secondary school, green space and a unique partnership with the City of Hamilton that provides state-of-the-art physical education opportunities for our students.

Committee Meetings

December 12, 2017
Advisory Committee Presentation | Minutes

January 16, 2018
Advisory Committee Presentation | Minutes

February 20, 2018
Advisory Committee Presentation | Minutes

March 27, 2018
Advisory Committee PresentationEnglish Language Learners Presentation | Minutes

April 17, 2018
Advisory Committee Presentation | Minutes

June 12, 2018
Public Meeting
Advisory Committee Presentation | Feedback| Minutes

October 23, 2018
Advisory Committee Presentation | Minutes

November 27, 2018
Advisory Committee PresentationMinutes

January 22, 2019
Special Education Presentation

Tuesday, Feb 26 @ 6:00 p.m. at Delta

Tuesday, April 23 @ 6:00 p.m. Location TBD

Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:00 p.m. Location TBD (Potential Public Meeting)


CH Bray / Queen’s Rangers Transition Committee

Purpose

As part of the Ancaster Accommodation Review, the Board of Trustees approved the closure of Fessenden and Queen’s Rangers, pending Ministry of Education funding for two new JK-8 elementary schools on the CH Bray and Rousseau sites, as well as an addition at Ancaster Senior.

In March of this year, HWDSB received Ministry of Education funding for a new $12.25 million, 495 pupil place, K-8 elementary school on the current C.H. Bray site. The new school construction is currently awaiting Site Plan Approval. Once Site Plan Approval is received, the school will be tendered with the intention of starting construction in the summer of 2019. Construction of an elementary school usually takes 12-16 months.

CH Bray and Queen’s Rangers Community Information Session Presentation – December 12, 2018 |Minutes

Committee Meetings

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6 p.m.
Queen’s Rangers Elementary School


Collegiate Ave./Green Acres/R.L. Hyslop Transition Committee

Purpose

As part of the Lower Stoney Creek School Consolidation Plan, HWDSB and the Ministry of Education will be investing over $10 million to build an addition and update Collegiate Ave. School. This addition and renewal work will increase the capacity at Collegiate Ave. to accommodate students following the closure of Green Acres and R.L. Hyslop.

Collegiate Ave. Community Information Session Presentation – December 19, 2018
Collegiate Transition Committee Meeting Letter

Committee Meetings

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Advisory Committee Presentation | Minutes

Thursday, February 28, 2019
6 p.m.
Green Acres Elementary School

Thursday, April 18, 2019
6 p.m.
RL Hyslop Elementary School


East Hamilton/Lower Stoney Creek French Immersion Transition Committee

Purpose

At the December 18, 2017 Board meeting, Trustees approved the following motion regarding the French Immersion Boundary Review for East Hamilton and Lower Stoney Creek:

French Immersion at Glen Echo and Glen Brae relocated to Parkdale (Gr. 1-5), W.H. Ballard (Gr. 6-8), A.M. Cunningham (gr. 1-5) and Eastdale (Gr. 1-8).

Grade 1 FI begins at Parkdale and Green Acres (Eastdale) for September 2018 and staff engage with affected school communities and return to trustees with a transition plan for current grade 1-7 students at Glen Brae and Glen Echo.

Transition Plan Development with Affected School Communities

Committee Meetings

To be established


Eastdale / Mountain View Transition Committee

Purpose

The Board of Trustees approved the closure of Collegiate Avenue, Eastdale, Green Acres, Memorial (SC), Mountain View and R.L. Hyslop Schools and the opening of three new JK-8 elementary schools on the Collegiate, Eastdale and Memorial (SC) sites with modified boundaries between these three schools.

On October 28, 2016, the Ministry of Education announced funding to build a new JK-8 elementary school for 564 students to be built on the existing Eastdale site.

On June 19, 2017, the Ministry announced funding for a new JK-8 elementary school for 495 students to be built on the existing Memorial SC site. They also announced funding for an addition to Collegiate Elementary School to accommodate 213 students.

Eastdale – Mountain View Advisory Committee Meeting Letter – December 7, 2017

Committee Meetings


New School on Eastdale Site Transition Committee

Purpose

As part of the Lower Stoney Creek School Consolidation Plan, the Ministry of Education will be investing $11.5 million to build a new JK-8 elementary school on the Eastdale Elementary School site. This new school will accommodate students currently at Mountain View School and some students at Collegiate Ave. School.

Eastdale Community Information Session Presentation – December 18, 2018
Eastdale Transition Committee Meeting Letter

Committee Meetings

Thursday, February 7, 2019
6 p.m.
Mountain View Elementary School

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6 p.m.
Mountain View Elementary School

Thursday, October 3, 2019
6 p.m.
Mountain View Elementary School


New School on the Summit Park Site

Purpose

To help relieve accommodation pressure in upper Stoney Creek, HWDSB will be opening the new school on the Summit Park site in September 2019.

A Transition Committee is being formed to support a smooth transition of students who will be attending this new school in September.

Committee Meetings

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
6 p.m.
Janet Lee Elementary School

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
6 p.m.
Janet Lee Elementary School

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
6 p.m.
Janet Lee Elementary School


Queen’s Rangers / Beverly / Dr. Seaton Transition Committee

Purpose

As part of the Ancaster Accommodation Review, the Board of Trustees approved the closure of Queen’s Rangers, pending Ministry of Education funding for two new JK-8 elementary schools on the CH Bray and Rousseau sites, as well as an addition at Ancaster Senior.

In March 2015 and March 2018, HWDSB received total Ministry of Education funding of $14.4 million for a 511-pupil place, K-8 elementary school on the Beverly Community Centre site. Construction has started on this school and completion is expected in the 2019-20 school year.

Queen’s Rangers, Beverly and Dr. Seaton Community Information Session Presentation – December 13, 2018 |Minutes

Committee Meetings

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
6 p.m.
Dr. John Seaton Elementary School


 

Updated on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
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