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Monday, February 14, 2011

St. Basil's Gets High Praise

Owen Sound | by Robyn Garvey  

Education Ministry says St. Basil’s full day learning program is leader in Ontario.

An Owen Sound school is receiving high praise from the Ministry of Education.

The Ministry is hailing the St. Basil’s full day learning program as a leader in the province.

Assistant Deputy Minister to Full Day Learning Jim Greaves recently visited the Owen Sound primary School.

He is now encouraging other school boards to visit the school to see the full day learning model for themselves.

St. Basil’s will begin offering the full day kindergarten program this September.

Superintendent of Education Catherine Montreuil is pleased the program is garnering the province’s support.

She credit’s the province’s high praise due to the Board’s initiative to tour other schools across the province - find out what works and what doesn’t and put together a model for Bruce Grey.

In the meantime the school is about to undergo undergoing a million dollar addition project this Spring to house three new kindergarten classrooms.

Come September the school will bustling with energy as it offers full day learning to five kindergarten classrooms.


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