July 17, 2014

We Welcome the World Centres are open for registration

The Peel District School Board’s We Welcome the World Centres are open to welcome families who are new to our school board, province or Canada. The welcome centres are open throughout the summer, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for registration, assessments and orientations to ease the transition for new Peel families entering the school system.

The orientation interview process includes:
• discussion of your child’s educational history, interests and goals
• assessment of English language proficiency and of mathematics
• introduction to the Ontario elementary or  secondary school system
• settlement needs assessment and referral
• suggest placement for secondary school students based on school transcripts, assessment results and age
• assistance for secondary school students in choosing program/courses and post-secondary pathways

Who needs an assessment?
• any student who is new to Canada, including those coming from English speaking countries school system for the first time (kindergarten to grade 12)
• any student who is new to the province
• any student who is new to Peel without a Report Card, and who has been in the Ontario school system less than six months (e.g., transfers from another Ontario school board)
• students who have studied at an international school and have been out of the country more than eight months
**Please note that all new secondary students to Peel (grades 9 to 12) must have their assessment appointment before attending school.

Welcome centres are located in:
• Brampton – 25 Kings Cross
• Malton – 3131 Morning Star Dr. (located in Morning Star Public School, entrance and parking at back)
• Mississauga – 100 Elm Dr. W.100 Elm Dr. W. (located in the Adult Education Centre, entrance and parking at back)

School begins on Tuesday, Sept. 2, call 905-366-8791 or (toll free) 1-800-668-1146 to book an appointment at the location that is most convenient for you. Please book early to avoid a delay in your child’s admission. 

The welcome centres offer many free services for families. While at the welcome centre, you can get information about education in Ontario and how to help your child succeed, information about local community groups, and access to computers.
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