On behalf of our students, staff, school
communities, senior team and Board of Trustees, I extend a very warm
welcome to all newcomers to Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and
Clarington (PVNC) Catholic District School Board.
Our schools are safe, nurturing environments where
student achievement and wellbeing are our top priorities.
We have supports in place to ensure English
Language Learners transition smoothly into their new school
environment. PVNC has established a multi-disciplinary Welcoming
Newcomers Task Force. This team meets regularly to ensure our new students have
the resources required to succeed.
Through our Vision that focuses on the pillars of
Learning, Leadership and Service, students in PVNC elementary and secondary
schools receive a robust education in learning environments that help students
meet the Catholic Graduate Expectations that include becoming effective
communicators, critical thinkers, collaborative
contributors, responsible citizens and caring family members.
Director of Education & Secretary/Treasurer
Support for elementary and
secondary English Language Learners
English as a Second Language (ESL) itinerant
teachers provide language support in elementary and secondary schools
in our Board. The ESL teacher works in the classroom and with the classroom
teacher to support a student's English language development. Depending on a
student's needs, ESL is available weekly, bi-weekly or as needed. Effective
instructional and assessment practices, the use of technology, and the skill
and the commitment of our dedicated staff, contribute to creating learning
environments where all students can succeed and thrive.
Supporting Syrian Newcomers
School boards across Ontario, including PVNC,
are planning for the arrival of a growing number of Syrian Refugees
sponsored by Private Sponsorship Groups and those in the Government Assisted
Refugees Program. PVNC, in partnership with Halton Catholic District School
Board, has created the following document to assist teachers and school
administration in welcoming Syrian newcomers: http://goo.gl/CLosxD.
NEW CANADIANS CENTRE
Canadians Centre (NCC) located in Peterborough is an invaluable resource to
newcomers relocating to our region. The NCC works as an advocate for newcomers
and offers a host of services to help newcomers transition into the community.
helps newcomers to Ontario navigate areas such as education, immigration and
citizenship, housing, health, employment, legal services and daily life. The
website offers translation in over 30 languages.
require any information about our ESL programing or the resources in place at
PVNC to support newcomers, please contact Student Achievement
Consultant Sherry Lajoie at 705-748-4861 ext. 257 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.