• Equity Video Series

    Equity Video Series

    This year, to demonstrate the Multi-Year Plan in action, Grand Erie is focusing on the Equity indicator as a driving force in reaching the goal of Success for Every Student.

  • Special Education

    Special Education

    Read the Special Education Plan and access the survey here.

It’s 7:45 a.m., and Tara McFarling, Grade 8 teacher at Major Ballachey Public School, is taking care of last-minute details for the school’s PRIDE assembly later that morning. PRIDE is an acronym standing for Positive Attitude, Respect, Involvement, Dedication, and Excellence, and it’s the first assembly of the year to honour a student from each classroom whose actions reflect these qualities.
Grand Erie District School Board is showcasing what its Multi-Year Plan means through the launch of a video series focused on Equity, a key pillar of the Board’s strategic plan. The video series tells the stories for four Grand Erie students who have overcome adversity and challenges to succeed.
As Grand Erie District School Board continues to carry out the work of its Multi-Year Plan, board activities for the 2018-19 school year will focus on Equity – a key pillar of that plan – and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

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  • Achievement


    We will set high expectations for our students and staff. We will monitor, measure and reflect on our outcomes.


    • Increase staff understanding of effective instruction and assessment in literacy and numeracy.
    • Increase student understanding of effective learning strategies and how to use them.
  • Well-Being


    We will create environments that are healthy and the recognize the well-being of mind, body, emotion, and spirit of students and staff.


    • Staff, students, and parents will promote health and well-being and will know how to access supports when needed
    • Create and promote an enabling environment where all students can participate fully in their education
    • Accessible work sites and programs will be available to students, staff, and families
  • Community


    We will foster and celebrate inclusive school communities to enhance the learning experiences of all students.


    • Facilitate opportunities for the use of strategies to encourage and support family involvement in our schools and learning at home
    • Develop a process to formally integrate and celebrate the partners whose contributions enhance the learning experiences of our students
  • Technology


    We will provide secure and reliable learning environments that will allow students and staff to use technology in an effective and seamless manner.


    • Provide an up-to-date technology infrastructure that meets the needs of classrooms, administration, and departments
    • Optimize our data systems to ensure that information is accurate, reliable and easily accessible
    • Increase staff knowledge of the technology available for teaching, learning, and workplace applications
    • Develop measurements to better understand the impact of the Educational Technology Initiative on staff and student learning
  • Equity


    We will promote practices that help students, families, and staff feel safe, welcomed, and included.


    • Decrease the incidence of bullying among students
    • Increase the sense of belonging among students
  • Environment


    We will ensure that students and staff have a safe and welcoming environment in which to learn and work.


    • Ensure continuity of services and programs
    • Improve energy and environmental conservation at all sites
    • Make the best use of space in schools
    • Create learning spaces to reflect current teaching and learning needs
    • Build a culture of care and respect in all schools and workplaces