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.
You can also view our previous Transition Committees.
Collegiate Ave./Green Acres/R.L. Hyslop Transition Committee
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.
Public Information Session July 7 for Sales of School Properties
Collegiate Consolidation – Naming and Transition – Jan. 21, 2021
Collegiate Ave. Community Information Session Presentation – December 19, 2018
Collegiate Transition Committee Meeting Letter
New Collegiate Transition Update – December 15, 2020
Families are encouraged to attend these meetings virtually to observe the discussions and learn more about plans for the school. To register to attend virtually please email firstname.lastname@example.org for access information.
Transition Committee Meeting 1 – February 18, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.
Naming Committee Meeting– February 18, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.
Naming Committee Meeting 2 – April 1, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.
Transition Committee Meeting 2 – April 22 at 6:30 p.m. (new date due to April Break)
Thursday, April 18, 2019
RL Hyslop Elementary School
East Hamilton (Glen campus and Sir Wilfrid Laurier community)
This school is the consolidation of Glen Brae and Glen Echo (Zone 1), Sir Isaac Brock (Zone 2), some students from Sir Wilfrid Laurier (Zone 3) and some students from Elizabeth Bagshaw (Zone 4). Once the new school is constructed, Glen Brae, Glen Echo, Sir Isaac Brock and Elizabeth Bagshaw will close and the students in Zones 1-4 will move to the new school.
As part of the East Hamilton School Consolidation Plan, a JK-8 school community of approximately 700 pupils will be created including students from Elizabeth Bagshaw and Sir Wilfrid Laurier. The anticipated date for students and staff attending Sir Wilfrid Laurier according to the new boundaries is September 2021. Following this transition, Elizabeth Bagshaw will be closed.
New School at Glen – Naming and Transition Letter – Jan. 21, 2021
New Community at SWL – Transition Letter – Jan. 21, 2021
Transition Committee Meeting 1 – February 11, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.
Naming Committee Meeting– February 11, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.
Transition Committee Meeting 2– April 8, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Transition Committee Meeting 1– February 3, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.
Transition Committee Meeting 2 – April 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm