There are many opportunities for students who want to experience education beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom. Sometimes there is no better teacher in life than a real-life experience! Parents and students interested in exploring these types of opportunities may be interested to learn that there are multiple opportunities within Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) to earn credits outside of the classroom while benefiting from the independent learning associated with real-life experience and travel.
G7 Student Senate
Each year one student is elected by peers from each of the seven TLDSB secondary school. These seven students form the G7 Student Senate to help communications between students as well as to bring student issues to the Board of Trustees.
The chair of the group is also the Student Trustee for the Board. The position of Student Trustee involves organizing and chairing the monthly meetings of the G7 Student Senate, as well as attending all bimonthly Board meetings. The Student Trustee has a voice at the board table but is unable to vote. The Student Trustee position is held for one school year.
During the G7 Student Senate Meetings a wide range of topics are discussed. The students discuss concerns and current issues within their schools and the district as a whole. The students also share ideas regarding their own school parliament or student activity council. The Student Trustee brings a report from G7 Student Senate meetings to Committee of the Whole and Regular meetings of the Board.
The G7 Student Senate also organize an annual student leadership conference during which teams of student leaders attend and take part in team-building exercises, motivating keynotes, and inspiring sharing circles.
You can get involved by:
- Contacting the G7 Student Senate representative at your school, or your School Principal.
- Running for G7 Student Senate (slide show presentation).
- Getting a G7 Student Senate campaign application package.
- Getting updates from the G7 Student Senate.
Since 2012, Trillium Lakelands District School Board’s (TLDSB) LEAD program has offered Ontario students over the age of 15 the opportunity to combine online learning with on-site experience!
The program takes place over the course of the summer and has two components – the first, consists of an eLearning module, and the second, is a travel component.
Resources for the LEAD2020 program:
- LEAD2020 parent information presentation
- LEAD2020 information guide – Grade 10
- LEAD2020 information guide – Grade 11 and 12
Upcoming parent information nights:
- Haliburton Highlands Secondary School: Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m.
- Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School: Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m.
- IE Weldon Secondary School: Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.
For more information about the travel portion of the trip, visit EF Educational Tours’ website.
Upcoming information parent night:
December 10 at 6 p.m. at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School. Register online at ED Education Tours’ website.
Trillium Lakelands Arts Camp (TLAC)
What is TLAC? TLAC is an arts camp for Grade 7 through 12 students that takes place in May each year in Haliburton. TLAC offers specialized instruction for Music, Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance, and Visual Arts within an exciting camp experience.
The arts camp is set up as a typical high school day with four periods per day. Students attending have proficient skills in either instrumental music, concert band, instrumental jazz music, music theatre, dance, or visual arts. Physical education options include cycling, kayaking, canoeing, tennis, swimming, and a sports medley. There is a free-time period following period four when students study, swim, read, play games, etc. Three nutritious meals are included each day as well as a snack before bed.
There is a nightly evening concert featuring fantastic performances from major artists. Each evening concert begins with an art display and presentation from a local visual artist. This gives the students a chance to appreciate art forms and become familiar with artists within the TLDSB. A supervised study hall is provided every evening from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
More information is available by calling 888-526-5552 extension 21257 or visiting tldsb.ca/tlac for online registration.