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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.

You can also view our previous Transition Committees.


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.

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

Committee Meetings

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Presentation | Minutes

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Minutes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Minutes


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
Advisory Committee Presentation | Minutes

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


New School on Memorial (Stoney Creek) Site

Purpose

This school is the consolidation of Memorial (Stoney Creek) and some students from Mountain View. The new school will be constructed on a different part of the Memorial (Stoney Creek) site so it can stay open during the construction phase. Once the new school is constructed, the students from Mountain View will move to this school and Mountain View will close.

Letter-New School at Memorial – Transition Update – November 10 2020

Committee Meetings

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
5 p.m.
To register to attend virtually please email tshaver@hwdsb.on.ca for access information


New School on Greensvile Site

Purpose

As part of the West Flamborough School Consolidation Plan, a new 381 pupil place Jk-8 elementary school is being built on the former Greensville site to accommodate students from Spencer Valley and Grade 6-8 students at Millgrove. The new school also includes two child care rooms. The City of Hamilton Community Centre and Hamilton Public Library branch will follow the construction of the school, creating the Greensville Community Hub project.

Letter – New School at Greensville – Transition Update – November 11 2020

New School at Greensville – Transition Update – November 19, 2020 – Rescheduled Meeting

Committee Meetings

Rescheduled for Wednesday, November 25, 2020
6 p.m.
To register to attend virtually please email your school at spencervalley@hwdsb.on.ca or millgrove@hwdsb.on.ca


New Spring Valley Elementary School

Purpose

As part of the Ancaster School Consolidation Plan, a new 495 pupil place K-8 elementary school is being built on the former C.H. Bray site to accommodate Spring Valley students.

Letter-New Spring Valley – Transition Update – November 11 2020

Committee Meetings

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
6 p.m.
To register to attend virtually please email springvalley@hwdsb.on.ca for access information

Updated on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
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