NEWS AND INFORMATION

June
1
Tech Retreat 2015 @ University of Waterloo
Tech Retreat is a student run hackathon and learnathon for students currently attended or just graduated high school. It is happening on the 15th of August at the University of Waterloo and is open to anyone, no experience required. It will be a great opportunity to learn about tech and programming, network with peers, and to explore the University! And yes, there will be free food, swag and a guaranteed good time. Sign up at techretreat.ca.

May
4
Revised Health and Physical Education curriculum
Sent on behalf of Karen Gill, Director, Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch
 
Dear Parents,
 
As you are aware, the ministry is committed to supporting our parent communities with information about the recently released curriculum for Health and Physical Education, Grades 1 to 12.  
 
I am pleased to inform you that the following parent resources are now available in Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Farsi, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu:
  • A Parent’s Guide to the Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Grades 1 to 12
  • A Parent’s Guide:  Human Development and Sexual Health in the Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Grades 1 to 6
  • A Parent’s Guide:  Human Development and Sexual Health in the Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Grades 7 to 12
  • Quick Facts for Parents:  Learning about Online Safety, including Risks of Sexting
  • Quick Facts for Parents:  Learning about Healthy Relationships and Consent
These resources are may be accessed using the following links:  ArabicChinese SimplifiedChinese Traditional, FarsiPolishPunjabi and Urdu. They may also be accessed from the ministry’s Health and Physical Education curriculum page in the Parent Resources in Additional Languages section at www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/health.html.

Feb
06
More Information About Immunizations
Toronto Public Health has released information about the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA). Please click here to view the flyer.