Understanding the education system and a parent’s role in it can be quite the challenge.

After many requests, we have created this page to help parents. Continue to email us with your questions and we will post the answers!

People for Education is a parent-led organization working to support public education in Ontario’s French, Catholic and English School Boards. They have lots of useful information, including Parent Tip Sheets – general school-based information for parents, including information about what to ask teachers during parent/teacher interviews.

Are you looking for information on EQAO testing, provincial testing for students in grades 3, 6 & 9? The EQAO website has loads of helpful information, as does the People for Education site.

Helping Your Child Learn
Looking for tools and tips to help support your child’s learning?  Here are some excellent resources.

School fees
are voluntary. This means parents do not have to pay for the agenda or for curriculum-related books (math workbooks). If a family does not pay for the agenda (or other requests), the school still needs to find the money, which is why they are asking for your help. The school will help make these voluntary fees affordable if needed. Please discuss with your child’s teacher. For more information about school fees, please go the OCDSB website and look for “school fees”.