October 16, 2014

Peel board holds first of two education fairs to showcase middle, secondary schools

On Oct. 25, the Peel District School Board invites students and their families to visit Mississauga Secondary School between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to learn about and experience the Peel board advantage. The Peel Board Advantage Education Fair will showcase middle schools and secondary schools in Mississauga. Lincoln M Alexander Secondary School and Morning Star Middle School will participate in the Brampton education fair on Nov. 8.

"At the Peel board, we are committed to delivering the Peel board advantage to each child by providing programs that are designed to unlock students' passions and potential," says Tony Pontes, director of education for the Peel board. "The education fair is a great opportunity for parents and students to speak with teachers, and get a glimpse of the programs, resources and support offered at Peel schools. There's something for every type of learner."

​The Mississauga education fair on Oct. 25 will include:

  • information booths for over 40 Mississauga secondary and middle schools
  • Peel board staff who will be on hand to answer questions
  • student exhibition sports games and musical performances
  • free refreshments prepared by students in Peel board culinary programs
​Mississauga Secondary School is located at 550 Courtneypark Dr. in Mississauga. A free shuttle service to and from the fair will be available at Glenforest Secondary School, 3575 Fieldgate Dr. in Mississauga.. A shuttle will run every 30 minutes between 9:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.


The second Peel Board Advantage Education Fair, will take place on Nov. 8 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School. The fair will showcase middle schools with regional programs and secondary schools in Brampton, Caledon and Malton.

For a list of all participating schools, visit www.peelschools.org/edfair.

Throughout the fall, information nights are held at each Peel board secondary school. For more information and a list of dates and times, visit www.peelschools.org/schools/informationnights. Dates and times for Regional Learning Choices Programs information nights can be found at www.peelschools.org/parents/programs/regional.

The Peel board serves more than 154,000 kindergarten to grade 12 students in 246 schools throughout Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. Each day​​, the board inspires success, confidence and hope through its array of programs, including 42 Specialist High Skills Major programs (in 12 categories) and over 30 Regional Learning Choices Programs, four of which are International Baccalaureate programs. For more information about the Peel board, visit peelschools.org.

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Reference:                    Kayla Tishcoff, School Communications Specialist, 905-890-1010, ext. 2239, [email protected] 

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