Announcement of who the facilitator will be for the Administrative Review is somewhere between Queen's Park and Burlington.

PARC with options on the walls

By Pepper Parr October 4th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It is taking a bit longer than anyone expected but the Ministry of Education assures us […]

An amazing piece of film footage - watching the earth move.


By Pepper Parr October 4th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   You’ve heard the phrase: “The earth moved” perhaps in a context you don’t want to expand […]

School board hot weather action plan should be activated when the humidex reaches or exceeds 35ºC

Student with fan

By Pepper Parr September 26th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It has been hot. Been that way for two days so far this week and we […]

REVISED| Aldershot high school may get a new purpose in life - public has been asked what they would like to see.

Aldershot school for ideas graphic

By Pepper Parr September 26, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District Board of Education is always looking for opportunities to make the course offerings […]

Tickets for David Suzuki visit to Burlington in November go on sale Wednesday afternoon.

Suzuki banner

By Staff September 25, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   David Suzuki won’t get to Burlington until November – but if you want a ticket to the […]

New principal at Gary Allan was named as an Outstanding leader who now manages a four campus school.

Andrea Taylor

By Pepper Parr September 25, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The high school education I got – more than 60 years ago, is a lot different […]

Process of merging the Bateman student population into both M.M. Robinson and Nelson begins: architect appointed, Parent Council reps chosen.

Bateman high school

By Pepper Parr September 23, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Things are moving along on two different levels: Parents who harbour the hope that somehow the […]

Three Burlington schools to be adopted by bookstores - purpose is to grow the libraries in those schools.

Books - boy reading

By Pepper Parr September 23, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Did you know that there are school libraries in Burlington that can only afford to purchase […]

All 21 Ontario universities will have representatives at Assumption Catholic high school on Wednesday the 27th.

University - UofT

By Staff September 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Representatives from Ontario’s 21 universities will be in Burlington at Assumption Catholic Secondary School on Wednesday, September […]

Hayden high school students recognized by Regional police for a video on crime prevention.

HRPS crest

By Staff September 21st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Students at Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School have received an award from the Halton Regional Police […]

Elementary students score very well on their mathematics, reading and writing tests. Board wants to add more oomph to the math side.

elementary student exam

By Pepper Parr September 21st, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) results for the elementary students in Halton are the […]

Halton students are doing better than the provincial average in grade 9 math - but the marks at the applied level are nothing to brag about.

Student Writing 2002

By Pepper Parr September 21, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The data gathered province wide by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) shows Halton District […]

District school board puts its meeting broadcasts on a Facebook page .

HDSB Facebook channel

By Staff September 20, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board has gotten into the broadcasting business. Their public meetings are web cast […]

Parents get to comment on Student Success: Creating a Culture of Equity, Inclusion & Well-Being.

HDSB sign with flag

By Staff September 19th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) will be hosting the 10th Annual Parent Engagement […]

Students who arrive at school with empty stomachs need support.

HLF logo

By Staff September 19th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Every teacher in the Region realizes that if a student is hungry, if they did not have […]

What if ...

By Pepper Parr September 16th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   In the near future there will be an announcement on the appointment of a Facilitator who […]

Pearson high school parent group meets with the Mayor


By Pepper Parr September 14, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON “You may have already had some feedback about the meeting with the Mayor, but wanted to provide […]

Pearson parents meeting with the Mayor - there might be some sparks.

Girl with T-shirt LBPH

By Pepper Parr September 13th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Later today a small delegation from Pearson high school will be meeting with the Mayor during […]

Four Halton residents have tested positive for West Nile virus; threat exists until the first frost.


By Staff September 11, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Four Halton residents have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). These are the first human cases […]

Learning Foundation provides a critical front line level of support to students in need - that need rose more than 15% between 2015 and 2016.

Lesley Mansfield

By Pepper Parr September 11th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   They are in the classroom and that first week of being back at it is done […]