Two Brampton Schools Receive Significant Honour

Published June 26, 2017 at 5:54 pm

Two Brampton schools recently received high honours from the province.

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. 

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.”

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