Monday, 26 June 2017

2017 FUN PASS Information

2017 Fun Pass

This summer, celebrate Ontario’s 150th anniversary by planning a trip to Ontario’s attractions with the 2017 Fun Pass.

To help families celebrate this milestone, we are expanding the Fun Pass so that two children, not one, get free admission to 18 popular attractions when accompanied by one paying adult or senior. Parents also save $5 on a daily parking permit at most Ontario provincial parks.

Simply bring a coupon – found at Ontario.ca/funpass – to any participating attraction.

Visit our website in June for more information about the Fun Pass program and to download the e-pass.





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Monday, 19 June 2017

Ministry of Education Survey

Survey for Parents and Students:

The Ministry of Education is committed to improving Indigenous education in Ontario, improving student achievement and well-being, and closing the achievement gap between Indigenous students and all students. In 2007, the Ontario Ministry of Education launched the Ontario First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework (the Framework). The Framework guides the Ministry of Education, school boards and schools as they work together to improve and support the achievement and well-being of Indigenous students who attend Ontario’s provincially-funded elementary and secondary schools, and to increase the knowledge and awareness of all students about Indigenous histories, cultures, perspectives and contributions.

The Ministry has made a commitment to release a progress report on the implementation of the Framework every three years. Progress Reports were released in                                                           [ http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/aboriginal/SoundFoundation_RoadAhead.pdf ] 2009 and                  
[ http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/aboriginal/ASolidFoundation.pdf ] 2013. The next progress report on the implementation of the Framework is scheduled to be released in Fall 2017. To inform the development of this report, the Ministry is hoping to hear from students, parents/guardians and family members, educators, and First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities and organizations about the progress that has been made in Indigenous education.


You and your child are invited to participate in the following survey which will address the progress made in the implementation of the Framework:                                                                                       [https://questionnaire.simplesurvey.com/s/ThirdProgressReport] https://questionnaire.simplesurvey.com/s/ThirdProgressReport


Everyone’s views are important, whether or not you feel you have a little or great deal of experience to share! The survey is voluntary and confidential. The information received will be combined anonymously in a report that will be used to inform the development of the Third Progress Report.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Ontario ECO Schools - Great news!


STELLA MARIS SCHOOL EARNS A SILVER DESIGNATION in it's first year!  



Quick Facts

  • Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program for grades K-12 that nurtures environmental leaders, reduces the ecological impact of schools, and builds environmentally responsible school communities.
  • Ontario EcoSchools engages over 850,000 students each year, and all publicly funded schools can access the EcoSchools program free of charge.
  • The Ontario EcoSchools program is the proud recipient of the 2015 Ministers Award for Environmental Excellence.
  • Ontario EcoSchools operates with support from the Government of Ontario, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, and is administered by York University.