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  Global Connections
the newsletter of the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network
Fall 2011


OCENET welcomes students from around the world
In late September OCDSB international students were invited to participate in an extended weekend excursion to explore Toronto and Niagara Falls.


International Education Initiatives Survey 2011
An online survey of 20 questions inquiring about international education initiatives currently taking place in all OCDSB elementary and secondary schools was distributed in October.


OCENET Homestay Student Forum
Over 170 Homestay students arrived in Ottawa during late August and early September to attend OCDSB schools as new international students. For most of these students it was their first time in Ottawa;  


The Homestay Experience
What’s it like being in a host family? What’s it like being a host parent? Here’s the story of one local Homestay family.
Host parents Lorna Charbonneau and Pierre Seguin have enjoyed hosting 30 plus students to date.


Young People’s Language School students “shadow” at Glebe and Gloucester High Schools
The Young People’s Language School (YPLS) has an essential role within OCENET because it supports international students who need to further develop their English language skills...



The People of OCENET: Executive Director Geoff Best

1. What is the Ottawa Carleton Education Network (OCENET)?
GB: The Ottawa-Carleton Education Network is a non-profit organization established to provide financial support for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.


A numerical snapshot of recent survey results
Based upon the responses to the International Education Initiatives Survey 2011, here are some of the findings:
86% of schools had sponsored international activities ... Read more >>


OCENET helps build new play structure for Clifford Bowey Public School
On November 17, the students and staff of Clifford Bowey Public School celebrated the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site of newly installed playground structures. OCENET contributed $50,000 to this project. Read more >>


OCENET hosts visiting educators from around the world
During the third week of September a visiting delegation of teachers from South Korea met with Ms. K. Ray and Ms. D. Cann of the Guidance Department at Brookfield High School to learn about...


OCENET links to the OCDSB Strategic Plan
International education initiatives are directly or indirectly linked to the 4 Key Priority Areas of the 2011-2015 OCDSB Strategy Map, ... Read more >>

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