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Public Schools

1 Centennial Road                                           Where the schools are
   271 Centennial Rd: 416-396-6125
2 Charlottetown Junior Public School
   85 Charlottetown Blvd: 416-396-6135
3 Joseph Howe
   20 Winter Gardens Trail: 416-396-6405
4 Mowat Collegiate Institute
   5400 Lawrence Ave: 416-396-6802


5 St. Brendan
   186 Centennial Rd: 416-393-5359

6 École élémentaire catholique Saint-Michel,

   29 Meadowvale Road, 416-393-5421



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Sir Oliver Mowat

Posted Nov 2014

Message from Mowat School Council

Mowat Collegiate Institute  has an active school council that meets monthly in the school’s resource centre.    Every Toronto District School Board has an elected School Council.  Elections at Mowat take place annually in the fall.   Councils provide an opportunity for parents to contribute to their child’s educational experience, and to become partners in their education journey.  The Council provides a forum for parents or the members of the local community to discuss and help to address school-wide issues, interests and matters that affect the education of students.  

The Council functions as an advisory body to the Principal, representing and communicating the views of the school community.  Matters discussed include but are not limited to:  school safety, curriculum goals and priorities, renovation plans, after school activities, school budget priorities and a wide variety of topics relating to student achievement. 

To keep abreast of the Council’s activities, or to find the dates of upcoming meetings feel free to visit the Council’s website:  http://sirolivermowatschoolcouncil.wordpress.com/

Vania Sakelaris


Joseph Howe Senior Public School

Posted Nov 2014


What We Day Means to Me


By Lakshmi Anandaraj


I know that in one, two, five, or even ten years, I will look back on We Day as a day of movement. Every person that spoke touched my heart, because I knew that they were speaking from theirs. All performances were amazing, and I could see the hard work put in to organizing this event. I also learned just how powerful words are. It started like this…


“The plane is coming, the plane is coming!” I squealed with excitement. “The plane?” my friend asked, laughing. “I mean the train.” I corrected myself, flustered.  It was 6:54 am, the day of my first ever We Day, and I was ready for my first GO train ride. My bag was bulging with a multitude of items: socks, books, a pencil case, a notebook, etc.


We boarded the train and as it took off, all I could do was stare in awe at the quickly passing landscape. I’ve been on a car, but this was my first time in a GO train. I stood with my teachers and schoolmates near the door we had come in. I listened to songs and chatted with friends for the rest of the ride.


When we stopped at Union Station, I was pushed forward. I grasped the metal pole to steady myself. We exited quickly. After a head count, we made our way to the Air Canada Centre. The line was long. I mean, a giraffe lying down would have been shorter.


It felt like an eternity, but our group got inside. This year’s We Day theme was empowerment. What does empowerment mean? My belief is that different words will mean different to different people.


On an online dictionary, it says empowerment it “To give power or authority to.” I believe empowerment means that anyone can do anything. Even kids like us have a say in what happens all over the world. Anyone can have empowerment, but we need to know how we want to use it. That means looking inside ourselves and looking at what we do, how we act, listen, learn, see and a multitude of different things.


The people that talked, sang, and danced, they were moved by what they believe in and they were determined. Determination is a word, a word used to define and shape things to how we want to see them. I feel that it is power itself. Power we use to achieve things that we want in life. If we push ourselves, we can do anything. We just need to understand that we have that power.


I learned about different kinds of empowerment – Economic and Social, as well as how we can use technology for good, or for bad. I learned about education and how every single one of us has a talent. I learned about HIV, poverty, bullying, and so much more. I saw the people who used their power to make a difference in problems like this for the better. I got to clap, dance, and sing along with many different performers.


But in the end, it comes down to all of us. Do we help those who struggle to make a living every day? Those who suffer symptoms of terrible diseases? Or do we stand back and watch, watch the news, being informed but never doing anything about these problems. It’s a choice. I want to be one of those who do what they can to help make a different world: a world where everyone is safe, happy, and empowered.


Charlottetown Junior Public School



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