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To mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, HWDSB is working to make schools safer with its new bullying resource and continuing support for the board-wide use of the innovative anti-bullying TipOff service.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) French Immersion registration ends on Thursday, November 30, 2017, for parents looking to enrol their child in Grade 1.
HWDSB has introduced a new system-wide application process for entry into French Immersion, which starts in Grade 1. The application is available to all students within Hamilton and offers a guaranteed placement in the program, but not necessarily at their French Immersion in-catchment school.
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Community and Continuing Education has moved and is now open at the new HILL PARK LEARNING CENTRE, located at 465 East 16th Street (formerly Hill Park Secondary School).
The open house is taking place on
Wednesday, November 22, 2017,
6 to 8 p.m.
We are accepting plant donations for our Learning Commons to help bring it alive!!!! Thank you for your continued support!
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy.
The Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy shows HWDSB’s commitment to protecting its assets and maintaining public trust through a system of internal controls designed to prevent, detect, investigate, and report instances of fraud.
To view the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy and to provide comments, please visit HWDSB’s website at www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback.
Please see our Newsletter page for our November Newsletter.
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At HWDSB, we know that parent engagement fosters student success. We want to be as clear as possible about changes to how schools report on learning in Kindergarten.
In the past at HWDSB, family members could attend “observation visits” in Kindergarten. For the 2017-18 school year, we will be using the new, written Kindergarten report provided by the Ministry of Education.
Please see our Newsletter Page for the October Edition.
Because every student is unique in their learning, HWDSB staff strive to provide programs that help all students reach their full potential. French Immersion is one such program.
The program is open to all students in Hamilton-Wentworth starting in Grade 1.
Visit one of our Information Sessions to learn more
Members of School Councils and school administrators across HWDSB are invited to attend the orientation session, School Council Start-up 2017-18.
There are two dates – Oct. 19 and 26 – so please choose the one that fits your schedule.
The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the 2016-17 assessment results in the areas of Primary and Junior Reading, Writing and Mathematics, as well as the results of the Grade 9 Mathematics assessment and the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
We will be having our first scheduled fire drill on Tuesday, September 19th @ 10:15 a.m. whether permitting. Staff will review safety procedures with all students prior to Tuesday so that everyone is well prepared. We will then have 2 more unannounced drills before the … Read more about Fire Drill
Beginning today bus 6143 will create a new stop – Carey St and 5Th Concession, for all those families affected by the construction. Drop off will be around 4:00PM.Pick up in the AM will also occur at Carey St and 5Th Concession. Pick up will … Read more about URGENT-Bus 6143 Construction Update
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HWDSB’s French as a Second Language (FASL) Advisory Committee is seeking members to advise Trustees on elementary and secondary French programming as well as Ministry of Education and community learning supports. Applications are due by Monday, September 25, 2017.
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HWDSB’s new Student Trustees Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael would love to share the following letter and video with our school communities, encouraging everyone to make student voice a priority in the year ahead.
We would like to introduce you to our new tree “Kanata Roots” who was planted in our playground to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! Kanata comes from our Aboriginal heritage and means village / settlement. Roots was chosen as the middle name to showcase how deeply … Read more about Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday!
You may notice that our school flag is flying at half-mast today. We are doing this to recognize the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism. We are fortunate to live in a society that recognizes and values our differences. We resolve our disputes … Read more about National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism
The City of Hamilton Public Health Department monitors weather forecasts closely and notifies the media and community partners of a heat event. A heat event occurs when the forecast callsfor one or more days with a 40 or higher humidex reading. Once HWDSB has been … Read more about Heat Events
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.
At HWDSB, we believe all students and staff have the right to learn and work in a safe environment. To do that, it is important that everyone is aware of our Safe Schools policy and procedures to help reduce the risk of harm to students, staff, visitors and facility users in the event of a violent or serious incident.
Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates
New programs like the Canada Child Benefit may mean hundreds of dollars a month in additional income for families in Hamilton. But to receive these benefits, families must file taxes every year Hamilton Tax Help is offering free income tax clinics if your income level is below: Single … Read more about Hamilton Tax Help
Due to increased mumps activity in Hamilton and Ontario, City of Hamilton Public Health reminds parents of children attending school to ensure their child’s vaccine records are up to date.
This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.
Kindergarten registration began on Monday, February 6, 2017, for the 2017- 2018 school year!Please come into the office and see Miss Marrone to fill out a registration package.What to bring to registration? proof of status in Canada, i.e. Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Refugee, etc., proof … Read more about Kindergarten Registration
The news of the deadly attack on a mosque in Ste-Foy, Quebec is leaving many of us at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board saddened and disturbed. As a country, we mourn the tragic loss of life and condemn this deplorable terrorist attack that targeted Muslims, our fellow Canadians, in a peaceful place of worship.