Two Brampton schools recently received high honours from the province.
The Ontario government recently announced that the province is recognizing 10 schools through the Premier’s Awards for Safe and Accepting Schools–and two of those schools are from our neck of the woods.
The two lucky schools?
Chinguacousy Secondary School and Kingswood Drive Public School.
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According to the province, these awards are given annually to recognize teams of students, educators and parents for “creativity and leadership in creating positive school environments, and supporting student achievement and well-being.”
“Congratulations to all the recipients of the Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools for creating positive and inclusive environments,” says Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education. “A safe, inclusive and accepting school environment is essential for student achievement and well-being. When all members of the school community work together like this, we can realize the goal of creating respectful and caring places to learn and work.”
The other winning schools include:
Black River Public School – Sutton
Chinguacousy Secondary School – Brampton
Collège catholique Mer Bleue – Orléans
Dundas Valley Secondary School – Hamilton
Eganville and District Public School – Eganville
Francis Libermann Catholic Secondary School – Scarborough
Guildwood Junior Public School – Scarborough
Kingswood Drive Public School – Brampton
Kirkland Lake District Composite School – Kirkland Lake
St. Mary Catholic Secondary School – Pickering
Interestingly enough, every school in the province is required to have a Safe and Accepting Schools Team. Between 2004-05 and 2015-16, the government invested more than $550 million in safe schools and equity and inclusive education to “support the work of school boards and school communities.”