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Strategic Plan for Student Success Mission:

Together, we inspire innovation and a passion for learning in every student.

Take a moment to review District School Board Ontario North East's new Strategic Plan for Student Success for 2013-2018.

First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework Survey

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 Ministry launched the Ontario First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework . The Ministry made a commitment to release a progress report on the implementation of the framework every three years. The next progress report is scheduled to be released in Fall 2017. To help with 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. Please take a moment to complete the survey by Friday, June 23, 2017.

Good News Bulletin Board


Board Thanks Student Trustees

06/21/2017 - Chair of the Board of Trustees for District School Board Ontario North East, Doug Shearer, presented parting gifts to Gillian Gobbo (left) and Aviana Ruel (right) to thank them for their service as Student Trustees for the 2016-2017 school year. The presentation was made at the regular board meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. Thank you girls for representing your peers!


Painting of Traditional Thirteen-Sided Drums

06/15/2017 - Students in this semester's Expressing Aboriginal Culture course at Iroquois Falls Secondary School put their creativity to work painting Woodland style inspired imagery onto traditional thirteen-sided drums. The drums were made in the same course earlier in semester with elder and artisan Gary Lavigne. Way to go students!


Thanks Timmins High!

06/14/2017 - Thanks to Timmins High & Vocational School for being a great community partner! Through the school's recent ICE challenge (Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship), teacher Barry Trebilcock and his Specialist High Skills Major construction students designed and built a number of picnic tables for the upcoming Stars and Thunder concert – some even wheelchair accessible! City officials met with the students on June 14th at the Hollinger Park to thank them for all of their efforts.


Board Appoints New Director of Education

06/13/2017 - District School Board Ontario North East is pleased to announce the appointment of Lesleigh Dye as Director of Education and Board Secretary effective August 14, 2017. Following Director Linda Knight's announcement of her intent to retire in June of 2016, the Board began an extensive process to hire a new Director of Education. The appointment was approved at the regular Board meeting held on June 6, 2017.

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Pride Walk 2017 at ESCHS

06/12/2017 - The Well-being and Inclusivity group at École Secondaire Cochrane High School planned a pride walk on Friday, June 9th, followed by a barbecue and fun day at the beach. Thank you to all students and staff who participated and thank you to the Cochrane O.P.P. for the escort!

ATTENTION Parents of Kindergarten Year 1 Children


Book an OHIP-covered eye exam before June 30th for your Kindergarten Year 1 child (born in 2012) and they may be eligible for a free pair of glasses through participating optometrists with the Eye See... Eye Learn! program. The eye exam is also covered, as OHIP already pays for annual comprehensive eye exams up to 19 years of age.

Give your children the best start to their education and book an eye exam today!

2017-2018 School Year Calendars

The elementary and secondary school year calendars for September 2017 are now available for download.

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We are pleased to offer an easy to use, safe way to pay for your children's school fees. Now, with a few clicks, you can pay for your child's yearbook, class trips and so much more with SchoolCashOnline.

Director's Corner

Musings from Director of Education Linda Knight

January 25, 2017

“Listening and talking decreases the space between us”, Instructional Coach Susan Klooster        

In the first semester, secondary teachers of history and Indigenous studies courses and support staff were invited to participate in a series of three learning sessions which culminated on January 16. The learning sessions, led by facilitator Leora Schaeffer of Facing History, were intended to guide educators through the exploration of the Indian Residential Schools and their long-lasting effects on Canada’s Indigenous...

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