Media/News Releases

Posted On Thursday, September 19, 2019

In this friendly competition, teams of Grade 9 Technological Education students will rotate through six different scenes in which workplace injuries have occurred: kitchen, cafeteria, auto shop, small engine shop, youth hub room, and construction shop. 
Students will work together to assess the scene and respond appropriately, with consideration for hazards, personal safety, communication with school staff and emergency services, and the effective treatment of both life-threatening...

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Posted On Tuesday, September 17, 2019

September 23 rd -27 th marks the 15 th Annual Durham District School Board (DDSB) Safety Week. Safety Week provides schools with an opportunity to highlight our collective commitment to providing safe and secure learning and working environments.
The Kids’ Safety Village of Durham Region will welcome students from Sir William Stephenson Public School to their kid-sized village. Grade 1 and 2 students will have an opportunity to test their safety skills in a fun...

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Posted On Monday, September 16, 2019

National Science Reading Day posterSeptember 18 th  is National Science Reading Day, and to mark the occasion Durham District School Board (DDSB) STEM & Science Facilitator Jane Kennedy will be hosting a read aloud at Joseph Gould Public School. Grade 4 students will engage in a reading of the book,  Once Upon a Time in the Woods  which explains engineering principles through an imaginative story set in nature. The read aloud will also be streamed live on the DDSB STEM YouTube channel: ...
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Posted On Thursday, September 12, 2019

This day promotes the recognition of the francophone community's contribution to the development of Ontario's culture, history, society, economy and political structure. Over 600,000 francophones reside in Ontario, representing the largest French-language community in Canada, outside of Quebec.
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) currently has 8,000 students participating in French Immersion at 17 elementary schools and eight secondary schools. As well, we have 27,000...

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Posted On Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Approximately 700 staff, students, and community members will gather at Captain Michael VandenBos Public School to witness the annual Snowbirds Flypast on September 3 rd .
Each year since the school’s inception, the Canadian Snowbird Team has performed this flypast to honour the memory of Captain Michael VandenBos, a former Snowbird, Whitby resident, and the school’s namesake.
The special event will be attended by many dignitaries and staff from the Durham...

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