open-letter-to-all-burlington-high-school-students sent today from Stuart Miller, HDSB Director of Education – HDSB_link
What’s the right age for a child to walk to school without an adult?…
“When I grew up there were pay phones on every corner, parents were at home and the block parent program was active.”
In deciding when to let a kid walk alone, the big factor should be the child’s skills and temperament, not just age. It requires sustained attention and complex thinking to cross a street safely. The brain has to take in a lot of perceptual information — such as cars coming in different directions at various speeds — then make sense of it all and plan accordingly. Kids pay more attention to distance than to speed. They also tend to take more risks when they’re with other kids. A child should be independent enough to make safety decisions apart from the group…
Alton Village Public School (3290 Steeplechase Drive, 905-332-4206) will be open during the week of Aug 11-15 to register new students starting school in September 2014. This special registration period is being offered in an attempt to minimize the disruption caused by annual class reorganizations in September.
Here is the list of documents required to register a student:
Following the 2011 federal election, Elections Canada commissioned the National Youth Survey. An independent evaluation of the Student Vote Program was conducted by Elevate Consulting and its main findings include: