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Parenting LGBTQ Youth Workshop:

This two-session series will guide discussions around how parents can better support their LGBTQ youth.  These workshops go well beyond providing information; they challenge stigma and stereotypes, create networking opportunities and feature parent and youth guest speakers to share their stories.

See the poster for locations, dates and times.

LGBTQparenting poster.pdf

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Recruiting efforts have begun for the 2017-18 OYAP PMC program. We continue to consult with our OYAP Manufacturing Advisory Committee (MAC) members who inform us that they are still in need of skilled labour and are utilizing the program to fill labour gaps in their companies.

The ideal candidate will be a student who has an interest in pursuing the precision metal cutting trades such as General Machinist, Tool & Die Maker and Mould Maker. Candidates must;

  • Be entering grade 12 in September 2017;
  • Have strong math marks; and,
  • Be enrolled in a four credit co-op in second semester 2018.

There will be two information sessions occurring in March. Students who have taken TMJ 3 and/or TMJ 4 will be receiving an invitation in the mail. Attendance is not limited to those students who have taken the Manufacturing course. Please share this opportunity with students who have identified an interest in the PMC trades.


Information sessions are scheduled as follows:

Session DateSession LocationRegistration

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Holiday Inn

20 Fairview Drive, Barrie, ON

Dana Crewson

(705) 734-6363 ext.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Midland Cultural Centre

333 King Street, Midland, ON


The OYAP PMC Program is a unique opportunity for up to 20 students from Simcoe and Muskoka. Those selected to participate will;

  • become registered apprentices;
  • obtain on-the-job training; and,
  • complete the first level of apprenticeship in-school training at Georgian College in Barrie.

Note: Transportation will be provided for the in-school component of training and program costs will be covered.

Students who are interested in the program are asked to apply by Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Application Package must include:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Attendance Summary
  • Transcript

Application Packages to be scanned and emailed to Sarah Kekewich at

Note: Cover Letter should be made out to the attention of the Manufacturing Advisory Committee.  MAC members will be interviewing and selecting candidates for the program.

To find out what's happening with OYAP follow me on Twitter @skekewich

PMC 2017-2018 Memo.pdfPMC Brochure for 2017-18 Program.pdf

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Research has shown that parent involvement is a key indicator of student success. Involvement comes in many forms. Here are some ways to get involved:

  • Stay informed by reading the information on our website and subscribing for updates
  • Attend school c​ouncil meetings or consider joining the school council
  • Volunteer at our school
  • Talk to your teen about their day and show interest in what they’re doing at school
  • Explore education-related websites for advice and tips on how to support your teen at home
  • Get to know our school board
  • Check our events calendar to stay up to date with the great things happening at our school

Parent Resources 

Student Handbook

Our Student Handbook contains a wealth of information about our schools, including assessment dates, report card information, student learning, the Code of Conduct, safety in schools, healthy living tips, technology use and much more.

All About High School

Parents, check out our All About High School resource. It's designed to help you support your teen through the high school years.  A printed copy of the resource is available at the school, or can be mailed to you. Email to request a copy.

In addition to graduation requirements, this guide provides an overview of the range of opportunities and support we provide for students, from guidance and career education, to support for student mental health needs.