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Happy Holidays

Friday, December 22, 2017

Hi all,On behalf of all staff, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday. I am thrilled at the community support as we collected 2102 food items for Neighbour to Neighbour. Thank you to Student Council and Mrs. Keillor for your energy, leadership and … Read more about Happy Holidays

Welcome to Templemead!

Friday, December 08, 2017

I would like to give a warm welcome to Templemead’s new vice-principal, Ms. Jennifer Miscas who will be joining our school community on Monday January 8th, 2018.Our grade 8 students took part in the GR8 Start event at Henderson Secondary School where they experienced a … Read more about Welcome to Templemead!

How HWDSB Handles Inclement Weather

Friday, December 01, 2017

As winter approaches, we want to remind all HWDSB families about how we make the decision to cancel school and board operations. This is often a difficult call to make, and is made with the safety and security of our students and staff in mind.

HWDSB Marks Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

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.

French Immersion Applications Ends Soon

Friday, November 17, 2017

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.

Grade 7 & 8 Information Nights Begin Next Week

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Secondary school is around the corner and we’re excited to tell you about some of the great things coming up. 

View the Grade 7 & 8 Information Night Flyer to see when your high school is hosting their information night.

Attending is a fantastic way to learn more about the transition to high school.

Looking Forward- Nov. 14th

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thank you again, to our Templemead family for continuing to be extra safe in our parking lot. We have many exciting events taking place at Templmead this week including: Visits from our Community Police Officer focusing on Digital Citizenship and internet safety Our grade 8s … Read more about Looking Forward- Nov. 14th

Community and Continuing Education Open House November 22

Monday, November 13, 2017

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. 

Remembrance Day at Templemead

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Hi all,We will be having a brief Remembrance Day Ceremony at Templemead School on Friday Nov. 10th @ 10:00 a.m. Please know all parents/guardians are welcome to attend. We will also be accepting donations for poppies with the goal of $1.00/poppy to donate to the … Read more about Remembrance Day at Templemead

HWDSB Seeks Feedback on its Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy

Monday, November 06, 2017

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. 

Looking Forward Oct. 23rd-27th

Friday, October 20, 2017

Yesterday at dismissal, the fire alarm was activated. There was no fire at Templemead and this was confirmed by the fire department at approximately 3:25 p.m. I am proud to share that students and staff evacuated the school in a safe and timely manner. We … Read more about Looking Forward Oct. 23rd-27th

Oct. 16th-20th

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Congratulations to all of the cross country runners who participated at the HWDSB meet last week, many personal bests were achieved. A special thank you to Mr. Woods for his leadership. One of the ongoing challenges we are experiencing is a lacking parent volunteers with … Read more about Oct. 16th-20th

Pathways Information Open House

Thursday, October 12, 2017

HWDSB will hold a Pathways Information Night to help families and students in grades 7 to 12 learn more about the variety of high school options available and plan their high school years.

Students in grades 9 to 12 can also meet partners who can help them earn Community Involvement Hours.

Wednesday, November  1 at LIUNA Station (360 James St. N.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and you can drop in anytime until 9 p.m. 

Changes to Kindergarten Communication of Learning

Friday, October 06, 2017

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.

Oct. 9th-13th

Thursday, October 05, 2017

We thank our community for your patience with respect to Courtesy Transportation. Every year, we must account for how many students meet the requirements for transportation. Kindergarten students who live more than 1.0 km qualify for bussing and students from grades 1-8 need to be … Read more about Oct. 9th-13th

Senior Kindergarten Families are invited to learn more about French Immersion

Monday, October 02, 2017

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

Looking Forward

Monday, October 02, 2017

Congratulations Templemead, for raising $1050 during our Terry Fox Run for cancer research. We had an amazing run last week. Thank you to Mr. Woods for his leadership and organization. This Wednesday is Walk & Ride your bike to work day. Students are encouraged to … Read more about Looking Forward

Templemead Terry Fox Run

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Congratulations to the students and the Templemead community.We recently did our Terry Fox Run on September 27th and the students did an outstanding job running and supporting a great cause.We have totalled up all our donations and we raised a grand total of $1050!!!!Thanks goes … Read more about Templemead Terry Fox Run

School Council Members invited to School Council Start-up 2017-18

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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.

Sept. 25th-29th

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Thank you to our staff for an outstanding day of learning. We focussed our efforts on reviewing math and reading data. We are examining our assessment and evaluation practices to be more precise and consistent within our school. Also, we received some Health and Safety … Read more about Sept. 25th-29th

HWDSB Shows Improvement Towards Achievement

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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).

Sept. 18th-22nd

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thank you for your help and patience as we continue to make the parking lot safer for everyone. It was great seeing everyone at last night’s meet the staff evening. A reminder that dogs are not permitted on school property as this is a safety … Read more about Sept. 18th-22nd

Athletics at Templemead

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Athletics at TemplemeadAttention all those students interested in joining Templemead sports teams this year.We have a number of sports teams available and some are coming up very soon!In order to try out and play on a team, all students must fill out and submit a … Read more about Athletics at Templemead

Help Shape French Instruction at HWDSB

Friday, September 08, 2017

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.

Looking Forward

Friday, September 08, 2017

Thank you to all the students, parents and staff for an excellent first week at Templemead. Please remember to bring back all your emergency forms next week. Courtesy transportation applications are due to the office on Wednesday Sept. 13th. We look forward to seeing you … Read more about Looking Forward

Welcome from HWDSB’s Student Trustees

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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.

Welcome Back!

Friday, September 01, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. We are looking forward to an outstanding year at Templemead where our focus is to Care, Believe and Learn. Our entire staff is to be commended for all of their hard work in preparing their classrooms and the school … Read more about Welcome Back!

Changes to Non-Credit Summer Programs for Students in Grades 7 to 10

Monday, May 29, 2017

Community and Continuing Education is pleased to offer a variety of Non-Credit Summer Programs for students in Grades 7 to 10.
Some of the programs have been cancelled, but for those that are still running, the deadline to register has been extended to midnight on Friday, June 9.
Visit the Non-Credit Summer Programs page to see what programs are being offered.

HWDSB 2017-18 Elementary School Year Calendar Approved

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.

Bomb Threat Awareness

Friday, April 28, 2017

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.

Hold and Secure

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

As you may know, Templemead very briefly entered a Hold and Secure response yesterday at the direction of Hamilton Police. Hold and Secure requires the building to be secured and all persons to remain in the school due to an ongoing, non-school related situation outside.

13 Reasons Why – Suggestions for Families

Monday, April 24, 2017

We want to make you aware of a book and Netflix series causing concern in the educational community. Netflix has released a new series, 13 Reasons Why, that may harm students who struggle with mental health challenges.

Helmet safety tips for the Spring!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates

Reach Ahead Courses for Students Entering Grade 9

Thursday, April 20, 2017

If your child will be starting Grade 9 in September 2017 and is interested in taking a credit course this summer, our Reach Ahead summer programs are an excellent option.

Hamilton Tax Help

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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

Remember to report your child’s vaccines to Public Health

Saturday, April 01, 2017

This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.

Prevent mumps: ensure your vaccines are up to date

Friday, March 31, 2017

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.

HWDSB and PIC are celebrating school volunteers

Monday, March 27, 2017

HWDSB and its Parent Involvement Committee invite all school volunteers to attend an open house celebration of those who give their time and energy so that students succeed.

Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. Please register before noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Find complete details in the Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 – Invitation.

Director’s Letter to Families and Tip Sheet re: Quebec City

Monday, January 30, 2017

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.