Globally Minded Learners & Leaders

Globally minded graduates see themselves as connected citizens of the world. They apply relevant knowledge and skills to make a difference in local, national and global contexts. This document defines the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board competencies that graduates develop from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to empower them in their future education as well as in their careers and lives.

Our GraduatesOur Graduates

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Learning Competencies

Caring, Inclusive Citizen Collaborator Critical Thinker Creative Thinker Literate Citizen
Caring, Inclusive Citizen Collaborators Critical Thinker Creative Thinker Literate Citizen
CommunicatorDigitally FluentNumerate CitizenEntrepreneurialWell-Being
CommunicatorDigitally FluentNumerate CitizenEntrepreneurialWell-Being

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Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 Extension 2299

Fax: 613-966-6023

Email: curriculum.services@hpedsb.on.ca

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Growing with Character

Growing with CharacterGrowing with Character (GWC) is our intentional approach to provide learning opportunities that promote social and emotional learning in children. We do this by modeling, teaching and expecting demonstrations of various character traits, such as: caring, cooperation, honesty, humour, integrity, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness.

Growing with Character is also an intentional focus on creating safe, caring, respectful and inclusive learning environments where students develop foundation for good character.

Eight Character Attributes

CARINGCOOPERATIONHONESTYHUMOUR
CaringCooperationHonestyHumour
We demonstrate concern for self and other. We show empathy and express genuine concerns. We consider the long term effect of our actions.We work as a team for a common good. We value the opinions of others and show a willingness to work together towards a common goal.We choose to live truthfully. We communicate and act in a sincere and respectful way.We celebrate the fun in life. We lighten the emotions of others by interacting in a joyful manner.
INTEGRITY RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY TRUSTWORTHINESS
IntegrityRespectReponsibilityTrustworthiness
We do what is right for ourselves and others. We demonstrate values and ethnics that are good for all. We speak directly, clearly, and respectfully.We value ourselves, others and our environment. We give consideration to the thoughts and actions of others. We treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves, with courtesy and dignity.We have a sense of duty to fulfill commitments. We take ownership for our own thoughts and actions. We are reliable and accountable in our words and actions.We can be counted on to do what is right. We instill confidence in one another through our actions.

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Indigenous Self Identification

First Nations, Métis and Inuit (Indigenous)

Territorial Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and honour the land on which we reside and occupy as part of the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe people. These Indigenous Nations, agreed to mutual sharing obligations and responsibilities as stewards of the land and water. Today these responsibilities and obligations extend to all Peoples. These lands are steeped in rich Indigenous history, traditions and modern cultures that are proud and vibrant.

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board supports and is committed to the holistic success of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. It is the aim of the board to deliver culturally-appropriate education programs and services to support, all staff and students, academically and professionally to ensure the highest rate of success. All students succeed when the rich history, culture and diversity of our community is understood, respected and celebrated.”

Everyone has a role to play in ensuring success of First Nations Métis and Inuit students attending Hastings and Prince Edward schools. The local Mohawk and Anishinaabe communities, along with the Metis Nation of Ontario, are key partners in this work.

Through consultation, communication, and collaboration, the board is working to address three main goals in Indigenous Education:

  1. To increase student achievement and well-being.
  2. Increase knowledge, understanding, awareness and inclusion of First Nation, Métis and Inuit histories, cultures and perspectives in all schools for all staff and students
  3. Increase community engagement of First Nation, Métis and Inuit Partners

Self-Identification

I am a First Nations, Métis, Inuit Student.

Parents and guardians of HPEDSB students are asked to voluntarily identify their school aged children as being part of Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) heritage. The data collected is strictly confidential and is not shared. All data collected is treated in the same manner as Ontario Student Record Guidelines, according to the Education Act and Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

The data collected through this voluntary self-id process will be the foundation of our efforts to further support the achievement of our Indigenous students at both elementary and secondary. Our priority is to allocate resources appropriately to enhance the programs for our Indigenous learners. will allow us to identify and that will provide the best means to develop and implement supports for all students to

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 Extension 2299

Fax: 613-966-6023

Email: curriculum.services@hpedsb.on.ca

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International Student Program

  • We welcome approximately 30 students to our school each year from as many as 12 different countries. This provides our students an opportunity to learn about and develop an appreciation of other cultures. International students participate in a full range of courses and extra-curricular activities. Supports for students include tutorials, planned social activities, English as a Second Language courses, university preparation and regular visits from our homestay coordinator.
    Admissions

    Our Program

    Our International Student Program offers qualified students, from Grades 7-12 the opportunity to study in Canada in a small beautiful city in southeastern Ontario. Students may begin their program either in February or September and study for a short period of five months, one year or until the completion of secondary school.

    Admission process

    Please complete and return the ISP Program application form (Pdf).

    International Students Program Schools

    Homestay Program

    Our schools

    Homestay Program

    The purpose of the International Student Program is to provide Canadian students, teachers and the community an opportunity to experience a diverse environment in which to learn about and develop an appreciation of other cultures. Hosting international students allows local families an opportunity for this unique experience.

    Our Community

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    Our community

    The City of Belleville, known as “The Friendly City,” has been identified as one of the best areas in Canada to live.

    At the centre of a growing region, we are the largest community in Hastings County. We are located between Toronto and Montreal bordering Highway 401, and alongside the Bay of Quinte.

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    International students at HPEDSB can experience excellence in the Arts, Athletics and Academics while being immersed in Canadian culture.

  • Our Program

    We invite students from around the world to study with us. Our International Student Program offers qualified students, from Grades 7-12 the opportunity to study in Canada in a small beautiful city in southeastern Ontario. Students may begin their program either in February or September and study for a short period of five months, one year or until the completion of secondary school.

    The International Student Program (ISP) core purpose is to provide a positive educational and cultural experience for international students and offer an opportunity for our Canadian students, teachers and local community to experience a diverse environment in which to learn about and develop an appreciation of other cultures.

    To further enhance the international student’s cultural experience the ISP program offers a full range of extra activities including planned monthly events, with trips to Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

    The ISP program offers an enhanced support system for students by providing English as second language courses, free after school tutoring program, university preparation, TOEFL tutorials and weekly school visits to students to ensure a rewarding Canadian experience.

    Students will experience a world class education in Ontario. To learn more about excellence in education please click the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Xw_Dlf4E8 In addition to Ministry of Education Curriculum, HPEDSB offers the International Baccalaureate Program, AP (Advanced Placement) and French Immersion along with a wide range of programs guaranteed to assist students as they plan for their future. Everything from Theatre, Music, Environmental Studies, Technology, Business, Physical Education, Cooperative & , Outdoor Education and Fashion Design can assist young people to determine their destinies.

    Join us at HPEDSB where our excellent programs and support assist students to thrive academically, become global citizens and prepare for the Possibilities of Today & Tomorrow.

  • Admission process

    Interested in applying? It’s easy!

    Just follow the easy steps outlined below.

    Step 1: Please complete and return the ISP Program Application Form along with the Homestay Application Form.

    You can send it by fax, mail or email.

    Application for Admission (Pdf)

    Application for Homestay (Pdf)

    Please review our student orientation manual: Orientation manual (Pdf)

    Be sure to include:

    • Official copies of report cards for the past two years (translated versions)
    • Students must possess a minimum B average to be eligible for consideration
    • Signed participation agreement

    Step 2: Preliminary acceptance will be based on academic records and the student’s knowledge of English.

    Step 3: Upon academic acceptance, an invoice will be sent to the student; payment is due before an official Letter of Acceptance and Custodianship Documents are issued.

    Step 4: The student will receive homestay information from the ISP coordinator. If airport pick up is required arrangements will be confirmed. The cost is $200 CAD per person, initial pickup only. (add $150 CAD for a return to airport ride)

    Step 5: The ISP staff will register the student and school and confirm their course selections. It is recommended that students arrive one week prior to the first day of classes in order to attend our orientation session.

    Payment of Fees

    Tuition is $12,600 CAD and is to be paid after preliminary acceptance. Tuition fees include medical insurance and custodianship.

    Homestay program fees are $750 CAD per month. The first five months of the Homestay fees plus the Homestay Program Placement Fee of $250 CAD are due with the tuition payment. The remaining $3,750 CAD is due by December 15th.

    There is also a one-time Administration Fee of $250 CAD for new applications.

    Payment can be made by direct deposit, certified cheque, bank draft, money order, or wire transfer.

    Please contact the ISP office for payment instructions.

    Refund Policy

    If Canada Immigration does not approve a student, a full refund of tuition fees, minus a $250 CAD administration fee and the Homestay Program Placement Fee of $250 CAD, if applicable, will be granted upon written proof from Immigration of such refusal. After a Study Permit has been granted, no refund of paid tuition fees will be made if the student withdraws. No refund of paid tuition fees will be granted if the student is found in violation of school and/or program rules and regulations and asked to withdraw from the ISP Program.

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  • Our schools

    Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board serves approximately 15,100 students each day at 35 elementary and 8 secondary schools. Supporting student achievement and well-being is the goal of approximately 1,800 teaching and support staff who, in addition to the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners, share their passion for teaching and learning. Our Vision is for all students to be prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow. Our Mission is to create dynamic inclusive educational experiences that develop capable confident learners, who thrive and contribute to their communities.

    Currently, four secondary schools host international students, each offering ESL credit courses and academic support. To provide a quality program for all, limits are placed on the maximum number of international students accepted to each school, and the number of students from each country are balanced.

    Our schools offer diverse and innovative programming in welcoming, inclusive learning environments. All schools offer modern computer and science labs, libraries complete with internet resource tools, indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. Courses of study include all core academic subjects with specialized programs including arts, technology, business and cooperative education. Some specialized programs include Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), French Immersion, Specialist High Skills Major and Cooperative Education.

    Secondary school students may begin studies in September or February.

    Our full athletic program (up to 18 different sports) and extracurricular activities are open to all students. For more specific information on school programs and activities please select a secondary school:​

    Bayside Secondary SchoolCentennial Secondary School
    Bayside Secondary SchoolCentennial Secondary School
    bss.hpedsb.on.cacss.hpedsb.on.ca
    Moira Secondary SchoolQuinte Secondary School
    Moira Secondary SchoolQuinte Secondary School
    mss.hpedsb.on.caqss.hpedsb.on.ca

  • Homestay Program

    The homestay environment is a critical part of the international student’s experience. The International Student Program is proud to operate their own homestay program. Our Homestay coordinators take great care to place international students with families that best match the needs of the student.

    Host families provide a warm and welcoming environment, where students are integrated into the family events and activities. The homestay environment also provides an excellent opportunity for developing English language skills and participating in Canadian culture.

    The ISP program strongly believes in a positive cross cultural experience for both students and host families. The ISP provides ongoing communication and support for our valued host families. To further support international students in having a successful educational experience, our Homestay coordinators visit the students weekly at their school.

    Interested in becoming a Homestay family?

    If a cross cultural experience sounds interesting and you would like to host an international student during their studies in HPEDSB, please contact 613-966-1170 ext. 2415

    Before joining our program, interested families must first attend an information session.

    Homestay House Homestay Program

    Once a family decides to join the program, each host family participates in an in-home interview, an orientation session, and undergoes a criminal background and vunerable sector and reference check.

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    If you would like further information about the Homestay Program, please contact one of our Homestay coordinators:

    Homestay details

    Homestay Program fees are $750 CAD per month. The first five months of fees plus a Homestay Placement Fee of $250 CAD are invoiced with tuition and are due prior to arrival. Students are provided a private room, three meals daily (seven days a week) and access to laundry facilities. Further details may be found in the:

  • Our community

    Our Community Marina Downtown Belleville

    Our community is situated on the beautiful Bay of Quinte, and is centrally located with easy access to Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. With an area population of fewer than 100,000, Belleville has all the conveniences of a large city with the security and comfort of a small city.

    Belleville and the surrounding area is known as a destination for outdoor fun, including skiing, boating, fishing, hiking and camping.

    We have several museums, cultural organizations, shops, restaurants and a thriving arts community. We are surrounded by numerous universities, such as University of Toronto, Queen’s University, University of Western Ontario and several community colleges.

    The climate is moderate with four distinct seasons. The average winter temperature is about -8 °Celsius and the average summer temperature is about 25 °Celsius.

    To learn more about our region please click on the link, http://bayofquinte.ca/tourism/ or watch a video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7won-e3XqMU

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Our Program

We welcome approximately 30 students to our school each year from as many as 12 different countries. This provides our students an opportunity to learn about and develop an appreciation of other cultures. International students participate in a full range of courses and extra-curricular activities. Supports for students include tutorials, planned social activities, English as a Second Language courses, university preparation and regular visits from our homestay coordinator.

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) invites students from around the world to study with us. Our International Student Program offers qualified students, from Grades 7-12 the opportunity to study in Canada in a small beautiful city in southeastern Ontario. Students may begin their program either in February or September and study for a short period of five months, one year or until the completion of secondary school.

The International Student Program’s (ISP) core purpose is to provide a positive educational and cultural experience for international students and offer an opportunity for our Canadian students, teachers and local community to experience a diverse environment in which to learn about and develop an appreciation of other cultures.

To further enhance the international student’s cultural experience the ISP program offers a full range of extra activities including planned monthly events, with trips to Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

The ISP program offers an enhanced support system for students by providing English as second language courses, free after school tutoring program, university preparation, TOEFL tutorials and weekly school visits to students to ensure a rewarding Canadian experience.

Students will experience a world class education in Ontario. To learn more about excellence in education please click the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Xw_Dlf4E8 In addition to Ministry of Education Curriculum, HPEDSB offers the International Baccalaureate Program, AP (Advanced Placement) and French Immersion along with a wide range of programs guaranteed to assist students as they plan for their future. Everything from Theatre, Music, Environmental Studies, Technology, Business, Physical Education, Cooperative & , Outdoor Education and Fashion Design can assist young people to determine their destinies.

Join us at HPEDSB where our excellent programs and support assist students to thrive academically, become global citizens and prepare for the Possibilities of Today & Tomorrow.

Admission process

Interested in applying? It’s easy!

Just follow the easy steps outlined below.

Step 1: Please complete and return the ISP Program Application Form along with the Homestay Application Form.

You can send it by fax, mail or email.

Application for Admission (Pdf)

Application for Homestay (Pdf)

Please review our student orientation manual:

Orientation manual (Pdf)
Be sure to include:

Official copies of report cards for the past two years (translated versions)
Students must possess a minimum B average to be eligible for consideration
Signed participation agreement
Step 2: Preliminary acceptance will be based on academic records and the student’s knowledge of English.

Step 3: Upon academic acceptance, an invoice will be sent to the student; payment is due before an official Letter of Acceptance and Custodianship Documents are issued.

Step 4: The student will receive homestay information from the ISP Coordinator. If airport pick up is required arrangements will be confirmed. The cost is $200 CAD per person, initial pickup only. (add $150CAD for a return to airport ride)

Step 5: The ISP staff will register the student and school and confirm their course selections. It is recommended that students arrive one week prior to the first day of classes in order to attend our orientation session.

Payment of Fees

Tuition is $12,600CAD and is to be paid after preliminary acceptance. Tuition fees include medical insurance and custodianship.

Homestay program fees are $750CAD per month. The first five months of the Homestay fees plus the Homestay Program Placement Fee of $250CAD are due with the tuition payment. The remaining $3,750CAD is due by December 15th.

There is also a one-time Administration Fee of $250CAD for new applications.

Payment can be made by direct deposit, certified cheque, bank draft, money order, or wire transfer.

Please contact the ISP office for payment instructions.

Refund Policy

If Canada Immigration does not approve a student, a full refund of tuition fees, minus a $250CAD administration fee and the Homestay Program Placement Fee of $250CAD, if applicable, will be granted upon written proof from Immigration of such refusal. After a Study Permit has been granted, no refund of paid tuition fees will be made if the student withdraws. No refund of paid tuition fees will be granted if the student is found in violation of school and/or program rules and regulations and asked to withdraw from the ISP Program.

Schools

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board serves approximately 15,100 students each day at 38 elementary and 8 secondary schools. Supporting student achievement and well-being is the goal of approximately 1,800 teaching and support staff who, in addition to the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners, share their passion for teaching and learning. Our Vision is for all students to be prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow. Our Mission is to create dynamic inclusive educational experiences that develop capable confident learners, who thrive and contribute to their communities.

Currently, four secondary schools host international students, each offering ESL credit courses and academic support. To provide a quality program for all, limits are placed on the maximum number of international students accepted to each school, and the number of students from each country are balanced.

Our schools offer diverse and innovative programming in welcoming, inclusive learning environments. All schools offer modern computer and science labs, libraries complete with internet resource tools, indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. Courses of study include all core academic subjects with specialized programs including arts, technology, business and cooperative education. Some specialized programs include Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), French Immersion, Specialist High Skills Major and Cooperative Education.

Secondary school students may begin studies in September or February.

Our full athletic program (up to 18 different sports) and extracurricular activities are open to all students. For more specific information on school programs and activities please select a secondary school:​
Bayside Secondary School – bss.hpedsb.on.ca
Centennial Secondary School – css.hpedsb.on.ca
Moira Secondary School – mss.hpedsb.on.ca
Quinte Secondary School – qss.hpedsb.on.ca

Homestay Program

The homestay environment is a critical part of the international student’s experience. The HPEDSB International Student Program is proud to operate their own homestay program. Our Homestay Coordinators take great care to place international students with families that best match the needs of the student.

Host families provide a warm and welcoming environment, where students are integrated into the family events and activities. The homestay environment also provides an excellent opportunity for developing English language skills and participating in Canadian culture.

The ISP program strongly believes in a positive cross cultural experience for both students and host families. The ISP provides ongoing communication and support for our valued host families. To further support international students in having a successful educational experience, our Homestay Coordinators visit the students weekly at their school.

Interested in becoming a Homestay Family?

If a cross cultural experience sounds interesting and you would like to host an international student during their studies in HPEDSB, please contact 613-966-1170 ext. 2415

Before joining our program, interested families must first attend an information session.
Our next homestay information session is on Monday, March 27 at 5-6pm at the Education Centre, 156 Ann Street – Please call 613-966-1170 ext. 2415 for details.

Once a family decides to join the program, each host family participates in an in-home interview, an orientation session, and undergoes a criminal background and vunerable sector and reference check.

ebackground – http://www.policesolutions.ca/checks/services/belleville/index.php

If you would like further information about the Homestay Program, please contact one of our Homestay Coordinators:

Janet Furmidge jfurmidge@hpedsb.on.ca 613-966-1170 ext. 2389
Ron Terpstra rterpstra@hpedsb.on.ca 613-966-1170 ext. 2236
Homestay Details

Homestay Program fees are $750CAD per month. The first five months of fees plus a Homestay Placement Fee of $250CAD are invoiced with tuition and are due prior to arrival.
Students are provided a private room, three meals daily (seven days a week) and access to laundry facilities.

Our Community

Our community is situated on the beautiful Bay of Quinte, and is centrally located with easy access to Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. With an area population of fewer than 100,000, Belleville has all the conveniences of a large city with the security and comfort of a small city.

Belleville and the surrounding area is known as a destination for outdoor fun, including skiing, boating, fishing, hiking and camping.

We have several museums, cultural organizations, shops, restaurants and a thriving arts community. We are surrounded by numerous universities, such as University of Toronto,
Queen’s University, University of Western Ontario and several community colleges.

The climate is moderate with four distinct seasons. The average winter temperature is about
-8 °Celsius and the average summer temperature is about 25 °Celsius.

To learn more about our region please click on the link, http://bayofquinte.ca/tourism/ or watch a video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7won-e3XqMU

Contact Us

Phone: 613 966-1170 extension 2416
Fax: 613 966-1363
Email: isp@hpedsb.on.ca

After hours student emergencies only: 613 771-3211

Quinte Adult Education

Quinte Adult Education programs are available to adults who are 18+ yrs and not enrolled in any other full-time program. We offer several ways to obtain high school credits and upgrade your skills.

Our main location is in Belleville, Ontario with branch offices in Madoc and Trenton.

Diploma requirements

  • Students who have been registered in an Ontario secondary school are entitled to complete their diploma requirements under the system in which they started.
  • Students registered prior to 1983 need 13 compulsories and a total of 27 credits.
  • Students registered from 1983 to 1998 need 16 compulsories and a total of 30 credits.
  • Students registered from 1999 to present need 18 compulsories and a total of 30 credits, including an English from each grade level plus 1 Grade 11 or higher Math.

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Programs

    Office locations

    Belleville

    (main contact, located in Quinte Secondary School)
    Room 119
    45 College Street West
    Belleville, ON K8P 2G3
    Phone: 613-962-3133
    Fax: 613-962-0391
    Email: adult.education@hpedsb.on.ca

    Office hours
    September to June
    Monday and Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday and Wednesday: : 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Friday: closed

    Summer hours
    Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
    Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Friday: closed

    Madoc

    (located in the CHAP office at Centre Hastings Secondary School)
    129 Elgin St, Madoc
    Madoc, ON K0K 2K0
    Room 104
    Phone: 613-962-3133
    Fax: 613-962-0391
    Email: adult.education@hpedsb.on.ca

    Office hours
    Every other Wednesday: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    ( July 12, 26, August 23, September 6, 20)

    Trenton

    (located in Community Learning Alternatives)
    46 Dundas Street West
    Trenton, ON K8V 3P2
    Phone: 613-394-3740
    Email: adult.education@hpedsb.on.ca

    Office hours
    Every other Wednesdays: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    (July 5, 19 August 16, 30, September 13, 27)

     

     

    Contact information and to register for a course

    Phone: 613-962-3133

    Fax: 613-962-0391

    Email: adult.education@hpedsb.on.ca

    School spotlight and events

    Student mental health and well-being

    • Students who have strong relationships and a positive sense of self are in a better position to reach their full potential. We believe it is essential to support all students to have a positive sense of well-being—the sense of self, identity, and belonging in the world that will help them to learn, grow and thrive—in order for students to be successful in school.

      “Children who experience a greater sense of well-being are more able to learn and assimilate information in effective ways; more likely to engage in healthy and fulfilling social behaviours; more likely to invest in their own and others’ well-being and in the sustainability of the planet, as they take up their social, professional and leadership roles in adulthood.”
      –Adapted from The Kindergarten Program, 2016, p. 58, citing Awartani, Whitman, and Gordon, 2008

      Links and resources

      Contact information

      Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

      Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2308

      Fax: 613-966-2430

      Email: scsw.services@hpedsb.on.ca

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    • Mental health and promoting well-being

      Guidance about student mental health and well-being is provided by our Mental Health Leadership Team. They work with our Mental Health Advisory Committee to improve well-being for all. Overall, we strive to create welcoming, inclusive and safe learning environments that optimize students’ potential.

      Schools are ideal places to help advance and support student mental health and well-being. They are also where we can identify the early signs of when students may be struggling with a mental health issue or with a mental illness.

      Results from school climate surveys continue to indicate that anxiety, depression, aggression, substance use and social relationships are some of the primary mental health concerns for students.

      Our Growing with Character approach to student social and emotional is another way we are building mentally healthy classrooms.

      Our priorities

      • To enhance mental health awareness and mental health literacy throughout HPEDSB
      • To explore the implementation of evidence-based mental health promotion and mental health prevention programming
      • To continue the evolution of organizational conditions focusing on the development of standard processes and protocols that align our Mental Health Strategy with other HPEDSB initiatives, as well as promote accountability and define the pathway to care

      Links and resources

      Contact information

      Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

      Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2121

      Fax: 613-966-2430

      Email: scsw.services@hpedsb.on.ca

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    • Safe and accepting schools

      A positive school climate exists when everyone in the school community feels safe, included and accepted.

      Students, parents/guardians, school staff, community partners and visitors have the right to be safe, and to feel safe in their school community. With this right comes the responsibility to contribute to a positive school climate.

      The promotion and use of various strategies and initiatives all help to create a positive school climate. Examples being used at HPEDSB schools are restorative practices, mental health promotion programs, character development and prevention and intervention strategies to address inappropriate behaviour.

      The provincial and Board Codes of Conduct set clear standards of behaviour for a safe and positive school climate. Physical, verbal, written, sexual, or psychological abuse, bullying, discrimination and the willful damage of property are not tolerated. These standards of behaviour apply to students whether they are on school property, on school buses, at school-related events or activities, or in other circumstances that could have an impact on the school climate. They also apply to all individuals involved in the publicly-funded school system—principals, teachers, other school staff, parents, volunteers, and community groups.

      Explore this section to learn more about fostering safe and healthy environments, restorative practices, progressive discipline, bullying awareness and prevention, community supports and safe schools legislation.

      Links and resources

      Contact information

      Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

      Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2108

      Fax: 613-966-2430

      Email: scsw.services@hpedsb.on.ca

      Follow on Twitter

    • Equity and inclusive education

      At HPEDSB we are committed to student achievement and well-being. Each student is an individual with unique interests, goals and strengths. All students have the opportunity to explore the possibilities for today and tomorrow, and move towards graduation from their chosen pathway.

      We are further committed to the elimination of discrimination, as outlined in Ontario’s Ministry of Education Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy (Pdf) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

      Equity of opportunity and equity of access to all programs, services and resources are critical to the well-being of those who serve our school system, and to the achievement of successful outcomes by all those whom we serve.

      Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy

      The Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy is designed to support a publicly funded education system that gives all students the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

      VISION and WHAT IS graphic (kerry thoughts?)

      Principles of equitable and inclusive education

      Equitable and inclusive education is based upon the following:

      • It is a foundation of excellence, and is a fundamental requirement for educational excellence and high standards of student achievement
      • It meets individual needs by providing conditions and interventions needed to help every student succeed
      • It identifies and eliminates barriers
      • it promotes a sense of belonging which contributes to every student’s sense of well-being
      • It involves the broader community and recognizes that school-community partnerships are an essential component of an equitable and inclusive education system
      • It builds on and enhances previous and existing initiatives
      • It is demonstrated throughout the organization

      Initiatives

      • Culturally Response and Relevant Practice

      This professional learning collaboration presented by the Antiracist Multicultural Education Network of Ontario ameno.ca focused on capacity around equity and inclusive education through Culturally Responsive and Relevant Practice. Eighteen elementary and secondary teachers used a model that starts with Knowing Self and Knowing Students to work towards or deepen their understanding of what it means to be culturally responsive in our classrooms and schools. Through reflective activities, research and curriculum based frameworks, readings and video clips, educators were supported to bring the principles of equity and inclusive education to teaching and learning. The workshop challenged teachers to examine their assumptions, values and beliefs and how privilege and personal bias impacts on the design, delivery and assessment of the Ontario curriculum.

      When we lose the right to be different we lose the privilege to be free.” –Nelson Mandela

      • Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy

      In partnership with the Ottawa Regional Equity & Inclusive Education Network, 32 teachers and administrators have been participating with our co-terminus boards in professional learning creating culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy. The interactive sessions provide the framework for teachers and administrators to understand the foundations of Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy within the Canadian context. Together, all participants begin to plan and act to implement equitable change in their schools and classrooms. The Equity continuum: action for critical transformation in schools and classrooms a tool created by the Centre for Urban Schooling/OISE University of Toronto is being explored.

      ” … a lot of educators are unclear of what ‘equity’ means. Also, conversations about equity are difficult, so the Equity Continuum was a nice entry for a lot of teachers.” – Community based youth organizer, Toronto

      • Social Changemakers by Harmony Movement

      Harmony Movement provides interactive diversity and equity education programs that empower and inspire youth, educators and those in the social service sector. These programs, such as Social Changemakers, aim to inspire and provide youth with skills to create social change in schools and the community. Students develop critical thinking skills, learn to have courageous conversations and develop strategies to take action against stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, racism and other forms of oppression.

      • Possibilities sessions

      In partnership with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), this professional learning opportunity was enthusiastically received by over 60 elementary teachers and support staff in the spring of 2014. Given the tremendous feedback from our participating schools, we are pleased to offering this learning opportunity again this spring. Teachers and support staff will explore what teachers and school communities can do to better understand and support children and families living in poverty. The session highlights assumptions and biases surrounding poverty and creates successful educational approaches to engaging children, parents and communities who are experiencing poverty.

      – Dr. Fraser Mustard was among the first in Canada to recognize the complex link between children’s mental health and poverty.

      • Poverty Challenge

      Students from our secondary schools participate in the annual Poverty Challenge. It is a one-day event where students experience a ‘day in the life’ of someone who lives in poverty. Through this experience, students are introduced to the community/government programs in place to assist people in poverty. By the end of the day the goals is for students to become agents of social change in the struggle against poverty.

      Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.” – Nelson Mandela

      • Student Equity Leadership Forum

      Elementary and secondary students have participated in a student equity leadership forum facilitated by Harmony Movement, harmony.ca, leading diversity training organization in Ontario. This leadership opportunity aims to create more equitable and inclusive schools and communities. Using interactive games and activities, as well as examples from popular media, this training program introduces students to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion while developing their abilities to take leadership for social change.

      “Privilege is invisible to those who have it.” – Michael Kimmel, sociologist and gender studied specialist

      Various initiatives and program supports

      • Pink Shirt Day

      Pink Shirt Day is an annual event that encourages the HPEDSB community to demonstrate our shared belief in the power of celebrating diversity and acceptance by wearing a pink shirt. By wearing pink, we also acknowledge and offer support for the ongoing efforts to increase awareness of bullying prevention initiatives, the work of school teams, and the role-modeling provided by all student leaders in our schools.

      Pink Shirt Day also connects to Say One Nice Thing, which is our award-winning and research-based campaign about feeling welcome and included.

      • Ambassadors for Inclusion

      Ambassadors for Inclusion is for secondary school students. It is offered through a partnership between HPEDSB and Community Living Prince Edward clpe.on.ca. This program originated at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute and is now being expanded across the district. Using a train-the-trainer approach, student ambassadors promote an inclusive education experience for students with disabilities. The Ambassadors for Inclusion Program, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation aligns with the Ministry of Education document Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario, as well as with the HPEDSB Well-Being priority.

      • Gay/straight alliance (GSA)/diversity clubs

      All employees and students have the right to a safe and healthy school environment. Many secondary schools have established GSAs within their school community. Our School Climate and Student Well-Being Services team is available to support schools in the creation of welcoming, safe, supportive and inclusive schools for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community. The website, My GSA Canada’s Safer Schools and Inclusive Education, mygsa.ca, provides support for the students for their gay-straight alliance or LGBTQ safer space group.

      Links and resources

      Contact information

      Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

      Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2308

      Fax: 613-966-2430

      Email: scsw.services@hpedsb.on.ca

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    • Attendance at school is important

      Every school day counts!

      Some students and families face challenges which make it difficult for students to go to school on a daily basis. As a result of their circumstances, these students are regularly absent from school and/or may participate in worrisome behaviours at home, school or in the community

      Being at school every day is essential for students to learn and be successful.

      Links and resources

      Contact information

      Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

      Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2428 / 2451

      Fax: 613-966-2430

      Email: scsw.services@hpedsb.on.ca

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    • Child and youth counsellor services

      Child and youth counsellors work with children and adolescents who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioural or mental health problems.

      Our child and youth counsellors are guided by the Code of Ethics of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Workers.

      What support is provided?

      Child and youth counsellors are a school-based resource for students, their families and school personnel. CYCs assist students with school attendance, social, emotional, behavioural or mental health problems.

      CYC assistance may take the form of any of the following:

      • Assistance with referrals to community support services
      • Behavioural assessment and evaluation
      • Classroom and school wide programming
      • Consultation and planning with educational staff
      • Immediate and ongoing support regarding tragic events
      • Individual or group counselling
      • In-service to educational staff and community where appropriate

      How do families access CYCs?

      Referrals for child and youth counsellor service may come from:

      • Community agency
      • Parents/guardians
      • Self referral
      • School personnel

      For more information regarding referral process contact your child’s school principal.

      All students under the age of 16 years who receive individual or small group counselling support must have a signed parental/guardian consent.

      Programs

      The FRIENDS Programs are scientifically validated and are recognized by the World Health Organization as best practice for the prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression in children.

      MindUP is an evidence-informed Scholastic and Hawn Foundation program. It teaches social and emotional learning skills that link cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindful awareness training utilizing a brain centric approach.

      Second step is an evidence informed student success through prevention program that targets social-emotional learning.

      The Fourth R: Skills for Youth Relationships is a curriculum for students in Grade 8-9. It promotes healthy and safe behaviour related to dating, bullying, sexuality and substance use.

      Links and resources

      Contact information

      Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

      Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2124

      Fax: 613-966-2430

      Email: scsw.services@hpedsb.on.ca

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    Student Senate

    Involving students in their education at school and beyond is important to us.

    The Student Senate consists of 16 representatives, two students from each of our eight secondary schools. They have leadership and advocacy experiences outside the classroom.

    Student Senate

    • Acts as a conduit between students, student trustees and the Board of Trustees
    • Develops ideas, plans activities, and creates presentations for the annual youth forum
    • Encourages idea sharing and collaborative planning/problem-solving
    • Provides leadership to student councils and school committees

    Student senators

    • Assist and support the two student trustees in their duties
    • Attend Student Senate meetings
    • Elect two student trustees each school year

    Links and resources

    Contact information

    Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

    Phone: 613-966-1170

    Fax: 613-966-6023

    Email: curriculum.services@hpedsb.on.ca

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    Student trustees

    Student trustees

    Involving students in Board business is an important learning experience. Hearing from student trustees during Board meetings about student issue and opinions is a way to engage these leaders beyond their school community. They represent student opinions at the Board level and participate actively on committees.

    What do student trustees do?

    Student trustees are involved in so many different ways at their school and also at the Board level. The are leaders who represent the voices of all student. For example, student trustees:

    • Attend the annual Ontario Student Trustees’ Association conference
    • Attend school Board meetings and are knowledgeable about policies and procedures
    • Serve as the Board’s representatives at the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association
    • Serve as student representatives between the Board and the Student Senate
    • Undertake a mentoring role with the incoming Student Senate

    Links and resources

    FAQs

    Frequently asked questions about student trustees

    Contact information

    Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

    Phone: 613-966-1170

    Fax: 613-966-6023

    Email: curriculum.services@hpedsb.on.ca

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    Summer School

    Summer School is a Continuing Education Program offered by Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Students have the opportunity to earn credits or improve marks in courses for Grades 9-12. All summer courses are delivered online during the month of July. Students must contact their home school guidance teacher for approval prior to registering.

    Links and resources

    FAQs

    Frequently asked questions about Summer School

    Contact information

    Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

    Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2113

    Fax: 613-966-6023

    Email: rramsay@hpedsb.on.ca

     

     

    Technology embedded learning

    Our vision is All students prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow.

    To fulfill this vision, we create dynamic, inclusive educational experiences for the learner. At Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB), we provide programs and services to help each student achieve success. It’s important to us to create learning spaces that meet the needs of all learners.

    Students in our schools have access to a wide variety of technology. Our educators and support staff inspire students to learn through meaningful, engaging experiences from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

    Our learning environments include the following:

    • Access to assistive technology for all students
    • Computers and Internet access in every classroom
    • Fibre optic high-speed network to our schools
    • Interactive whiteboards and projectors in classrooms
    • Mobile technologies, including laptops, Chromebooks, iPads and ebooks
    • Online virtual libraries
    • Online collaboration tools, such as Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
    • Wireless infrastructure in all our schools to support bring your own device

    Links and resources

    Contact information

    Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

    Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2424

    Fax: 613-966-2946

    Email: it.services@hpedsb.on.ca
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    Last updated: June 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm