At the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, every four years we engage in a strategic planning process that results in the establishment of priorities to focus our efforts on student achievement and success.
As we begin the process for developing our 2015-2018 Strategic Plan, we are asking all of our stakeholders: students, staff, parents and community members, for their involvement in shaping our future direction.
Education Development Charges Study
A new Education Development Charges Background Study and Review of Education Development Charges Policies has been completed for the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board and the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board.
Ontario has released an updated Health and Physical Education curriculum to give students accurate information that will help keep them safe and healthy.
The province is also providing parents with resources to help them understand and participate in what will be taught to their children.
All families throughout KPR have access to an exciting, online math game that elementary students can enjoy at home. Prodigy allows children to practice the math skills they learn in class in a fun, Pokemon-style video game.
The game has improved students’ confidence, abilities and test results in math, and earned rave reviews from the children. You can sign up for a free parent account at www.prodigygame.com
Mental Health Awareness Week
May 4-10, 2015, is Mental Health Awareness Week and Children's Mental Health Week, and KPR has a variety of special events planned.
We'll be sharing the great ideas that students, staff and parents sent us in April for staying well mentally and physically. Our schools also will be shining the spotlight on their year-round efforts to increase awareness of, and decrease the stigma associated with, mental health. Watch for more information soon. #mindsmatter@kprdsb
KPR is now accepting applications from child care partners for the provision of before-and-after school child care programs at seven schools.
Camborne Public School
Hampton Jr/MJ Hobbs Sr Public School
John M. James Public School
Kirby Public School
North Cavan Public School
Plainville Public School
Spring Valley Public School
Grades 7-10 students have free, after-hours math help available on-line, thanks to Homework Help. This live, interactive math program is funded by the Ontario government and run by TVO's Independent Learning Centre. Every Sunday to Thursday, from 5:30-9:30 p.m., students can get live, one-on-one tutoring from an Ontario teacher. Lessons and tips also are posted for students to see at any time.
In January-February 2015, KPR held focus group meetings with secondary students, parents and staff from our smaller high schools and their elementary feeder schools.
These consultations explored the variety of methods small schools are using to support programming for students. The groups also discussed how low enrolment secondary schools can be supported in the future.
Click here for information on the Community Focus Group meetings.
When people think about the skilled trades, several immediately spring to mind – electrician, plumber, welder, carpenter, for example. But opportunities in the skilled trades are much more extensive: from hairstylist to cook, painter to landscaper, automotive service technician to crane operator – and so many more. Learn more about the trades.