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Mississauga District and Curriculum

The Peel District School Board uses the Ontario Curriculum to guide teaching and learning and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board also uses the Ontario Curriculum in addition to the Ontario Catholic Curriculum. Each subject helps students learn to develop specific thinking skills and ways of understanding the world. In each core subject, the elementary curriculum is designed to teach students the fundamentals of the subject, and the secondary curriculum is designed to teach students the more complex and theoretical aspects of the its individual topics.

We currently cover the following Mississauga-area school district: Peel District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

Schools in Mississauga include:

Tecumseh Public School is located on 1480 Chriseden Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5H 1V4, Tecumseh Public School covers Kindergarten through eighth grade. Contact Tecumseh Public School at (905) 278-5594.  This elementary school strives to exceed the goals set by Ontario’s curriculum in Arts, English and Literacy, French, Health and Physical Education, Languages, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies, History and Geography. Students at this school also exhibit higher scores in EQAO (Education Quality Assessment Office) testing when compared to students in Peel District School Board and the Ontario province. This includes the Primary division of third graders and the Junior division of sixth graders for Reading, Writing, and Math. This school heavily emphasises the growth of students  in their learning skills and work habits by challenging students in different forms of teaching styles. This helps students develop a sense of responsibility, organization, working independently, collaboration, initiative, and self-regulation. For more information on enhancing study skills, check out our page here. Students will continuously be challenged with larger projects and types of work each year.

In addition, Tecumseh Public School strongly encourages parents to take part in their students’ academic careers as working and practicing at home is just as vital as learning concepts at school. In order to allow parents to be more active in their children’s academic lives, the Peel District School Board now offers a portal for parents to login called ParentConnect. Parents would be updated on school alerts, absences, report cards, bus information, etc.

John Fraser Secondary School is located on 2665 Erin Centre Boulevard, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 5H6, John Fraser Secondary School covers ninth grade through twelfth grade. Contact John Fraser Secondary School at (905) 858-5910.  This high school strives to exceed the goals set by Ontario’s curriculum in Arts, English and Literacy, French, Health and Physical Education, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Humanities. To further enhance students’ opportunities, John Fraser Secondary School offers Advanced Placement for students. Students will start by applying for the Pre-AP program for general courses like English, Math, Science, Social Sciences, and French for ninth and tenth grade. To ensure your child is ahead in class, check out our information on private tutoring. Students at John Fraser Secondary School are also provided a variety of resources at their library including eBooks, eResources, databases, and video resources in addition to their regular catalogue.

Furthermore, this high school strives to raise students into engaged learners, who are always aiming for success by learning from their mistakes while in a safe learning environment. By providing various opportunities through Athletics, Clubs, Student Activity Council, and Yearbook, students will have the chance to explore different opportunities and interests. This will also help them develop skills socially that are difficult to teach during lessons.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Mississauga District Curriculum

The curriculum that is taught to the students in Mississauga is developed at the provincial level. Its purpose is to ensure all students in Ontario receive instruction to high standards of learning that will properly prepare students for 21st century work and learning goals. The Ontario Curriculum is a framework for organizing the subjects into areas of knowledge that students should master in order to be proficient in the subject.

For example, in English students will learn a variety of reading strategies for literary and informational texts; that knowledge will promote the abilities to think critically and analyze information. In math, students will learn about geometry, algebra, and data analysis, among other skills, and will develop reasoning and problem-solving thinking skills. The curriculum gives a broad overview of the subject matter and the conceptual foundations that underlie the learning.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Mississauga Educational News

  • Model U.N. - Students in the area are offered the unique chance to participate in the Model U.N. Conference. Students get to choose a country to represent and then participate in conferences to deal with global issues. The chance to be a diplomat for a day offers a hands-on learning experience that brings the whole world right into the school building.
  • Cooperative Education - Students are offered the chance to learn in a hands-on setting during a Cooperative Education experience. These are planned learning experiences within the community that offer students a chance to earn course credit while also working in a field that is either a consideration for a career pursuit or an experience to try one's hand at something new.
  • Next Steps - Students in the Peel District have access to the Making My Way website. This is a resource for students as they explore future academic and career goals. Career planning in different fields and reviewing course offerings at regional schools are some of the resources offered on the site.

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About Mississauga, Ontario

The City of Mississauga is a city that is located in the in the province of Ontario in Canada. Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario and apart of the Regional Municipality of Peel with close proximity to the large city of Toronto the city has a growing population with over 721,599 residents as of the 2016 census. Mississauga is also the sixth most populous municipality in Canada, the third most populous city in Ontario and the second most populous city in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) right after the city of Toronto. Over the past the decade, the city of MIssissauga has grown largely due to its proximity to Toronto. It has attracted people from all over the world and has built a large multicultural community as a result.

Having built up a reputation not only as a multicultural community but also a thriving business district, the city of Mississauga is also in close proximity to Toronto Pearson International Airport (one of the busiest airports in Canada) as well as house many multinational corporations. Residents in the city are proud to call themselves Mississaugans. As a fast growing multicultural city, the city of Mississauga has almost doubled in the last twenty-five years. About 52% of the population speaks a native language other than English and 18% of the population is also under the age of 14. The city of Mississauga as grown so rapidly that it is now the 3rd largest city on the Great Lakes surpassing that of Detroit, Milwaukee and Cleveland.

Over the years Mississauga has grown over the years from just a small suburb just off to the side of Toronto to one of the Top 10 largest city in Canada. It has recently started to develop an urban skyline of its own and has had a strong economy and infrastructure over the past couple of years. Welcoming many new immigrants as well as the booming economy has contributed to Mississauga’s exponential growth as well as being one of the homes to the University of Toronto campuses. Below are several must go places to visit if you are ever in this diverse city.  

Woodbine Centre/Fantasy Fair

Woodbine Centre is located just slightly outside the city of Mississauga and is a shopping centre that encompasses the year-round amusement park called Fantasy Fair. First opened in 1985 by developer of Cadillac Fairview, the centre has just celebrated their 30th birthday in 2015. Home to over 130 stores and a Charles I.D.Looff carousel, the mall attracts over hundreds of visitors everyday. Fantasy Fair located inside the mall is Ontario’s largest indoor Amusement Park and has served over eight million guests since its opening. Housing 12 full size rides and attractions including a 50 foot ferris wheel which they say is the only one in North America. The design and architecture of the building was a inspiration to the developer Sir John Hall when planning the MetroCentre which became UKs largest shopping mall in the 1980s. For more information about the mall or fair hours, or the cost of admission of Fantasy Fair, please visit the Fair’s website here and the mall’s website here.

Kariya Park

Kariya Park is located in the center of the busy city of Mississauga. With the famous Civic Clock Tower that can been seen in the background amongst the greenery, the park was officially open in the July 1992 to honour the eleventh anniversary of the twin-city relationship with Kariya, Japan. The park stands as a legacy for many generations to come with various pine, gingko and sweetgum trees growing at the busy core of this bustling city. Since 1981 the city of Mississauga and Kariya have shared a wonderful sister city relationship, exchanging their friendship and culture for years to come. The park was design in 1989 by the city staff architects in Mississauga and the plan was reviewed with the twin sister city in Japan before construction to ensure that that park incorporated and captured the beauty of Japan. With the park encompassing multiple different forms of a Japanese garden, the renovations and construction was completed in 2001. For more information about the park hours and the hours of admission please visit the their website located here.

Interesting Facts

There is a Japanese park in Mississauga. This park is called Kariya Park and is known for its cherry blossom trees that bloom in the season of spring. The residents of Mississauga greatly appreciate the beauty that Kariya Park provides the city. What many people might not know is that there is Mississauga Park located in Kariya, Japan. Kariya is located between Kyoto and Tokyo, and is a sister city of Mississauga. This sister city relationship is greatly cherished through the frequent exchange of gifts that reflect the culture of the respective city.

Colonel Sanders used to reside in Mississauga. The founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) moved to Mississauga in 1965 to supervise the Canadian branch of his business. He lived in Mississauga until 1980 in a bungalow at Melton Drive in the Lakeview area. He frequented the KFC on Tomken Road and made numerous donations to Trillium Hospital during his time in Mississauga.

In terms of population, Mississauga is one of the biggest cities in Canada. Mississauga’s population consists of approximately 776,000 people.The size of the population of Mississauga defeats the population size of Detroit, Boston, Washington, Denver and Vancouver. In other words, the population of Mississauga is greater than the population of the United States of America’s capitol.

TL Kennedy Secondary School is a high school located in Mississauga. This school is unique because it possesses a bomb shelter. Since TL Kennedy Secondary School was built in 1953, which was only a few years after the end of World War II, a bomb shelter was incorporated into the school’s design. In fact, it was mandatory to build a bomb shelter in schools at the time. The bomb shelter is located in the basement near the office. This bomb shelter was turned into a rifle range in the 1950s. In the 1980s, the rifle range was changed into a football storage room.

Mississauga was once home to the world’s oldest mayor. Hazel McCallion was Mississauga’s mayor for thirty-six years until the age of ninety-three. She received the nickname of mayor Hurricane Hazel McCallion and she completed her political career in the year of 2014.

Chalk Talk: Health and Physical Education Learning

One area that schools focus on is the Health and Physical Education Learning so that students are able to get activity, develop motor coordination skills, and learn about health and well-being. Nutrition is a primary topic of study in the elementary health curriculum. Wellness and exercise are another critical aspect of the health curriculum. Students identify the types of physical activities they enjoy, and also learn about the health benefits of staying active. They also learn how to play many different games and how to participate in team activities. There are also individual sports, like running, that allow students to enjoy physical activity on their own. All these learning opportunities, are to assist students in developing their own health and wellness habits in life.