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Applications now being accepted for the Minister’s Student Advisory Council

Applications for students to apply to the Minister’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC) are being accepted to February 9, 2017. Students in grades 7 to 12 can apply.

MSAC poster

The application form is available at ontario.ca/speakup

The MSAC is a group of approximately 60 students from publicly-funded schools across the province. They share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education.

Details are available at:

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]

Final stages of construction at Trent River Public School

December 20, 2016—We are pleased to share an update about Trent River Public School, a magnificent building that has taken shape over the past year. The school is looking great inside and out!

Trent River Public School

Trent River Public School is a modern learning facility with large windows for natural light and bright, colourful classrooms. They include spaces where students can learn and play together.

Construction is in the final stages with the electrical and grounds work still to be completed. We expect to receive an occupancy permit in the coming days which will allow us to plan for moving in and for staff to prepare the building to welcome students.

Trent River Public School will consolidate students from Breadner Elementary School and College Street Public School.

Students will continue to attend either Breadner or College Street for the month of January 2017 while the new school is being prepared. A further update about when Trent River Public School will be open to students will be shared after the holiday break.

Open houses and school closing ceremonies will happen at both Breadner and College Street in January. Memorabilia will be on display to celebrate the school histories through the decades.

The public is welcome to share any school- or student-related items for the displays and can contact the schools as follows:

Details of these events will be provided during the first week of January.

Opening a new school is an exciting time for students, families, school board employees and the community. We are committed to ensuring that the transition to our new school is positive and that it is ready to welcome students. Trent River Public School is going to be an outstanding learning facility for students and a wonderful addition to Trenton.

Details about Trent River Public School

Planning for this project began in the spring of 2014 following an accommodation review for some Trenton schools. In August 2015 Board members approved a $10.3 million contract for Garritano Bros. Ltd. to build the new school, including making modifications to the existing site for parking, bus loading and storm water drainage systems.

Trent River Public School will be designed similar to others that have been built in HPEDSB over the past three years:

  • It will be a rectangle-shaped 1 ½ storey building of 55,500 square feet for 560 students.
  • The centre corridor (from front to back) will have a learning commons (library), a 2-sided stage and a large gymnasium. Standing in the front foyer, you will be able to see straight through to the back gym wall.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]

Home-School Connections: ideas to enhance student learning at home, January 2017

Each month, school newsletters include a one-page insert called Home-School Connections. It describes ways in which families can enhance student learning at home in the areas of literacy; numeracy; healthy, caring schools and improving student learning.

This month’s Home-School Connections (Pdf) features:

  • Literacy: Encourage your child to read critically and ask questions. Reading and Writing with Your Child – A Parent Guide (pdf)
  • Numeracy: Math Challenge: Squares Upon Squares. Explore new and interesting ideas in mathematics on youcubed.
  • Healthy, Caring Schools: Help Bring Back Winter Play by getting outside for at least 60 minutes of active fun each day.
  • Improved Student Learning: Self-regulation is the ability to manage your own energy states, emotions, behaviours and attention, in ways that are socially acceptable and help achieve positive goals.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]

Last updated: November 17, 2017 at 1:19 pm