Message from Dr. John Malloy, Director of Education
The 2012-13 school year was an exciting one at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB), as we embraced district-wide changes that will make every school a great school for our students.
All of our work, including our secondary revitalization, is supported by the three core pillars of our strategic directions: Achievement Matters, Engagement Matters and Equity Matters.
This report will detail how, within each pillar, we are preparing our students for success, creating engaging learning environments and ensuring equity touches every aspect of our mission.
In 2012-13, we continued our focus on several major areas: our pre-K to Grade 2 oral language and literacy strategy, full-day kindergarten, our data mobilization strategy, our secondary program strategy and facilities master plan, our mental health strategy, 21st-century fluencies as well as the Ontario Leadership Framework.
Knowing our students, staff, parents and communities continued to be a priority, so that we could understand their strengths and their needs. Only by doing this, and responding in effective ways, will we truly support our students.
We have a lot to celebrate in HWDSB because we are making great things happen. And we believe that our students will achieve their full potential because of the exemplary efforts by our staff, students, parents and community.