Branlyn Community School was the site of a top-secret visit this week from Make-A-Wish Canada. With superhero Captain Kindness in tow and music from the movie Frozen playing on the school’s PA system, the purpose of the visit was to grant a wish to an incredible Kindergarten student who has overcome a lot of obstacles.
Are you able to have some fun in your day, laughing and playing with people you like?
Are you getting enough sleep so you feel refreshed and energized?
Do you congratulate yourself when you do a good job?
On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 members of Brantford City Council and City staff together with the Grand Erie District School Board, and the North Park Collegiate-Vocational School community will gather to celebrate the official grand opening of the new state of the art Bisons Alumni North Park Sports Complex.
Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board and Grand Erie District School Board will continue their partnership with Brant County Health Unit and Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit by signing a protocol titled Partnering Together for Healthy Schools.
The school-based EdTech project this year at Lansdowne-Costain Public School focused on a fun, approachable way to increase student engagement in math, and it's helping them think creatively and solve problems at the same time.
Seneca Central Public School is on a mission to instill its students with a love of books and reading. It’s doing so by working with technology and other resources, and building a community of support to turn beginner readers into lifelong bibliophiles.
Meet Pamela Rooney-Hofland, a teacher at West Lynn. In a four-part weekly series to celebrate Ed Tech, Grand Erie is featuring dynamic Digital Lead Learners to share their stories and to see the impact on student learning.
Meet Krista King and Joe Archer. In a four-part weekly series to celebrate Ed Tech, Grand Erie is featuring dynamic Digital Lead Learners to share their stories and to see the impact on student learning.
This April, students and staff at Langton Public School acknowledged Earth Day a little differently than they have in previous years.
To encourage both active, outdoor activity and an appreciation of the natural environment, the school yard was transformed into an adventure playground in what Langton PS hopes will become its first annual EarthPLAY Day.
The coming of spring at Waterford Public School is a time to shift the focus to the environment, and celebrate all that the school is doing to promote waste reduction, energy and water conservation, and environmental literacy and stewardship.
All schools across Grand Erie District School Board will be participating in Remembrance Day assemblies, presentations and moments of silence to remember the members of the armed forces who have fallen in the line of duty.
In late February, Grand Erie celebrated Pink Shirt Day. With humble beginnings supporting one bullied teenager in Nova Scotia more than a decade ago, the day has evolved into a yearly tradition among students across the country and around the world to take a stand against bullying.
It’s April, and spring has sprung in Grand Erie.
It’s a fitting time to shift the focus to the environment, and celebrate all that our school communities are doing to promote waste reduction, energy and water conservation, and environmental literacy and stewardship.
A few months ago, Brier Park Public School began something completely new. Students began training as a wrestling team, despite having no previous experience with the sport.
They had a wonderful mentor to help them get started, however.
Earlier this month, both indigenous and non-indigenous secondary students from across Grand Erie gathered to participate in part one of a three-part conference series, Living the Two Row. The importance of pursuing dreams, maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit, connecting through song and dance, and the historical implications of the first treaties were among the key themes of the day.
Grand Erie is rich with history, and three secondary schools will be celebrating that with alumni and community members as they reach significant milestones this month. Here are the details to come out and celebrate with them.
The Ministry of Education has engaged a team of researchers who will engage with students, parents/guardians and families, teaching and nonteaching staff, Indigenous communities, organizations and partners, and school boards to gather feedback and input to inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework.
Meet Science teacher, Mike Parsons. In a four-part weekly series to celebrate Ed Tech, Grand Erie is featuring dynamic Digital Lead Learners to share their stories and to see the impact on student learning.
This year, Port Rowan Public School partnered with a local artist, Krista Reimer, to bring visual arts into the classroom in a big way.
Made possible through an arts grant which provided funds for Reimer to work regularly with each class, students have been working to create pieces reflective of Port Rowan's unique culture. Under Reimer's guidance, each student is creating five works of art, each in a different medium, over the course of this school year.
Prince Charles Public School has been working hard all year to attain Ophea gold certification in physical education. Ophea is an Ontario-based not-for-profit organization that champions healthy, active living in schools and communities through programs, partnerships, and advocacy.
Anyone who remembers learning how to ice skate can probably relate to Disney’s animated classic Bambi. In a memorable scene, the young deer slides and skids across a frozen pond, feet going in all directions, while he struggles to find his footing.
Teacher Amy Panschow’s Kindergarten class at Teetersville Public School is trying to solve a mystery.
The classroom sensory station that contained a sandbox was recently converted to a water station, and the new element is bringing up a lot questions – especially when one day brown sediment appeared in the water, seemingly out of nowhere.
Recently, River Heights Elementary School’s Health Team created a challenge to promote the mental and physical wellbeing of its fellow students, and in doing so, made great connections to Grand Erie’s Be Well campaign.
In the spirit of Education Week, innovation has always been at the forefront of teaching.
Whether it’s taking new ideas and implementing them into the curriculum or improving on old ideas to make them better, teachers encourage their students to become constant innovators in the classroom, at home, and in the world. Innovation is the process of continuously striving to make things better – either more efficient, safer, or both – for the well-being of present and future generations.
In 1977, athlete, basketball player and runner Terry Fox, a Winnipeg native, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when doctors discovered a malignant tumour in his right leg. His leg would need to be amputated, but his dream of running didn’t stop there.
Brantford Collegiate Institute & Vocational School got a real boost this year with the addition of 30 new iMac computers, giving students enhanced multimedia tools and capabilities that will transition well to post-secondary programs.
The Patti McCleister Memorial Leadership Award is given on an annual basis to a Grand Erie employee who best embodies Patti’s passion and has shown great leadership and effort within their role. This year’s recipients are Suzie Miller and Diane De Vos.
Geronimo Henry has a striking tattoo of the number 48 on his right hand. This is “his number” – the one he was assigned by the Mohawk Institute, the former residential school in Brantford where Henry spent 11 long, heartbreaking years beginning at the age of five.
Did you know that the average student’s lunch generates a total of 30 kilograms (66 pounds) of waste per school year, and an average elementary school generates 8,500 kilograms (18,700 pounds) of waste per year?
Wellness is incorporated into many aspects of Stephanie Beckett’s Special Education classroom at Paris District High School.
“Our team works hard to teach students self-regulation skills and how we can use strategies to help with our mental and physical well-being,” says Beckett of her period two class. “We start with yoga followed by meditation which makes a big difference in setting the tone for the rest of the day.”