Half Moon Bay Public Elementary School Notice of Public Consultation Meeting

OCDSBLogoGrade, Program and Attendance Boundary for New Half Moon Bay Elementary School

Over the past few months a locally-formed working group, including a representative from the Half Moon Bay Community Association, has been meeting to discuss potential accommodation proposals associated with the September 2016 opening of a new elementary school in the Half Moon Bay area of South Nepean (3525 River Run Avenue).

A Public Consultation Meeting will be held to seek feedback on a proposed plan. Input will assist staff in developing their recommendations to the Board on:

  • the grade structure, program offering and attendance boundary for the new school;
  • the potential expansion of grade structures at Barrhaven Public School, Chapman Mills Public School, Jockvale Elementary School, and Mary Honeywell Elementary School to Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6;
  • the potential change to a 7 to 8 only grade structure at Cedarview Middle School;
  • potential attendance boundary revisions to help alleviate accommodation pressures at Mary Honeywell Elementary School; and
  • the potential introduction of a second Middle French Immersion (MFI) program in South Nepean.

Please plan to attend this important meeting:

Thursday October 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Chapman Mills Public School, Gymnasium
260 Leamington Way

At the meeting there will be a brief presentation by Board staff, followed by a Q&A session. Staff will be available to answer questions on an individual basis following the meeting. An information package providing details of the study and the proposals will be available at the meeting.

Read additional information about the new HMB school on the OCDSB website.

Half Moon Bay Public School Update

OCDSBLogoUpdate from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board related to the opening of a new elementary school for September 2016 in the Half Moon Bay Community, at the northeast corner of River Run Avenue and Riverboat Heights

A study working group made up of Principals, school council representatives, community association representatives, and Board Planning staff was formed in March 2015. Over the course of three meetings held this spring, good progress has been made on the following topics.

  • The group is focusing on a plan which would see the new building open as a dual-track English and Early French Immersion Program school serving students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. The attendance area for the new school would include all of the Half Moon Bay Community and the Stonebridge West neighborhood (west of Jockvale Road).
  • A potential revision of future grade structures at Barrhaven Public School, Chapman Mills Public School, Jockvale Elementary School, and Mary Honeywell Elementary School to Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 is being examined. This would result in uniform JK to 6 grade structures for all elementary schools serving students in South Nepean.
  • Solutions to alleviate current and future accommodation pressures at Cedarview Middle School and Mary Honeywell Elementary School are also being discussed.
  • An examination of the possible introduction of a second Middle French Immersion Program site in South Nepean, to be located at either Barrhaven Public School or Jockvale Elementary School, and feeding to Cedarview Middle School, is taking place as well.

A Public Consultation Meeting to receive community input regarding the study and resulting proposals is tentatively scheduled to take place in October 2015. Final decisions for the study are scheduled to be made by Board in December 2015.

For further updates and information regarding the study, please visit the Quick Links section of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board website at www.ocdsb.ca and click on New Half Moon Bay Elementary School.

Half Moon Bay Public Elementary School has been approved!

We are happy to announce that the new Half Moon Bay Public Elementary School has been approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education!

The announcement was made today by Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals at a press conference at Broadview Public School.

Last Fall representatives from HMBCA joined our area's OCDSB Trustee Donna Blackburn to fight to have a new Half Moon Bay school placed as the number one capital priority for the 2014-2015 list. We were successful, and we sincerely thank Donna for her hard work!

The school will be located in the Northwestern part of Half Moon Bay, near the intersection of River Run & Grand Canal.

We will post further updates as more information becomes available.

The Campaign for a Half Moon Bay Public Elementary School

As many of you are aware land at Millars Sound Way has been set aside for Half Moon Bay Elementary School in our community under the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. A very important vote is going to take place Tuesday, October 1st 2013. Currently, constructing a Half Moon Bay Public Elementary School is number two (2) on the priority list, but that could change for the good or the bad at the meeting on Tuesday October 1st.

As your Community Association we have met and decided to act to encourage and support members of our community to join the campaign to keep Half Moon Bay School a Top 2 Priority for Capital Funding. The timeline is tight and we know everyone is busy so we have come up with a bunch of options for everyone.

The OCDSB meeting will be held Tuesday, October 1st at 7:00pm at 133 Greenbank Rd

We Need Your Help!

  1. Sign up to be part of the Half Moon Bay Community Association Delegation to attend the OCDSB Meeting. (We need a minimum of 5 community members to pre-register).
  2. Attend the OCDSB meeting and register to speak in favour of Half Moon Bay Elementary School as a resident. The speaking time is 2 minutes and it can include a question.

Email Carrie Lynn at treasurer@hmbca.ca to register or if you need support with speakers notes or questions about the process.

If you are not able to attend the meeting...there are still ways to support this campaign!

Our community needs to be a strong voice in the ears and inboxes of our elected school board Trustees.

Here is a link to the webpage http://www.ocdsb.ca/ab-ocdsb/bot/myt/Pages/default.aspx to contact ALL trustees. Other communities are mobilizing and we need to be heard that this school is a priority for our community.

Please also get in touch with Jan Harder, our City Councillor to ask for her support. Jan’s email is jan.harder@ottawa.ca.

And of course, for Twitter Users #hmbschool is available!

For support and questions please get in touch with Carrie Lynn at treasurer@hmbca.ca.

6 Days to make Half Moon Bay School Happen!