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Turning a New Page for a New School Year

Turning a New Page for a New School Year

For an educator, New Year’s Day is the day after Labour Day. We make a new start when the new school year begins and students return to our lives. A new school year is a great time to take stock of our well-being. For many staff and students, summer brings relaxation and a more active lifestyle. School-year routines may be a better gauge of how well we are taking care of ourselves. At HWDSB, we have made positive culture and well-being a top priority. We want staff and students to be the best version of themselves. We want everyone to know how to recharge, reconnect and refocus.

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Camp Power Unites Fun and Learning

Camp Power Unites Fun and Learning

Circle dancing, robot coding and stacks of new books have been just part of the fun for the 210 students at Camp Power this month. HWDSB is offering the summer program focused on reading, math and fitness to students entering grades 2 or 3, thanks to Ministry of Education funding extended to all Ontario school boards. The HWDSB-led camp, which is incorporating inquiry-based learning and technology, welcomes volunteers from the Hamilton Boys and Girls Club, as well as expert visitors from Hamilton Public Library and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, September 1 - Coptic New Year

Monday, September 4 - Labour Day

Tuesday, September 5 - Elementary: First Day of School

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Board Meetings

Visit our meetings page for upcoming Board, Committee of the Whole, and Standing Committee meeting dates.


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HWDSB now live-streams its Board meetings on the HWDSBtv YouTube channel. We are also archiving past meetings on our YouTube playlist.

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