Category Archives: Education

Let’s Connect – Information Session in Angus

The Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School in Angus will be hosting an information session next week to share various support programs available for teenagers and their parents. The information session is called Let's Connect and it will take place on Tuesday, February 11th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the school located at 8505 County Road…

Keep Your Children Safe

If you are planning to start a family or the new member is already on its way, make sure that you take care of all required changes in the home that should provide a safer environment for your child. At the beginning, probably all pieces of the furniture will look like a potential danger for…

New College Residence in Orillia

Good news for Georgian College students in Orillia. Next year, students will be living in a student residence near the school. The two new units are already constructed and will be available from September, at the beginning of the next school year. The new student residence features 32 units and each unit consists of 4…

Simcoe County Museum Three-Day Camp for Children

The Simcoe County Museum is giving an amazing offer to parents - to take their children to the museum on the three-day camp during the Christmas break. On the first day, the museum will pay homage to the "Famous Firsts" of Canada's past. On January 2nd, children will have a chance to explore the Northwest…

Barrie Central Collegiate to Hold Workshops

Barrie Central Collegiate is presenting its first Central's Parent Summit on Thursday, October 18th at the school at 125 Dunlop St.W. from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Experts in different fields will hold various workshops and discussions such as financial planning for post-secondary education, mental health for teenagers, healthy habits and internet safety. Maria Maccarone…

Reducing Full-time Kindergarten Program to Save Money

The economist Don Drummond will suggest Ontario to reduce the full-day program in order to reduce the costs. Drumond's proposal is cutting down the program for four and five-year-old children in the province. For the 20102011 school year, the Liberal Government spent $ 200 million for the full-time kindergarten program, and it plans to spend…

New French-language Catholic Elementary School in September

Wasaga Beach is proud to welcome a potential opening of a French-language  School next September. (Offer is still in negotiations, but are hoping for a deal to be reached by mid March). Mikale Joly, director of corporate relations for the French Catholic school board - Le Counseil Scholaire de District Catholique Centre Sud, stated that…

Prepare the Kids for School!

Now that September comes and school starts, it's time for parents to prepare their children for school. The thought of going to school might present a difficulty to some children, because they are aware that they are going to face a new environment that might have either positive or negative effects on their behaviour and…