Category Archives: Durham and District Board

Terry Fox Public School – Aboriginal History Day and the Project of Heart

Terry Fox Public School in Ajax Ontario, held its first Aboriginal History Day on Friday, June 17, 2011. Teacher Guy Brushey was inspired to develop this initiative after attending a Project of Heart workshop at the May 4 Spirit Calling Us to Share – Durham Aboriginal Education Symposium. Continue reading Terry Fox Public School – Aboriginal History Day and the Project of Heart

Testimonial: Pine Ridge Secondary School’s journey with Project of Heart

In the fall of 2010 teacher Robert Davey and his enthusiastic colleagues — all educators in Pickering Ontario — experienced the power of authentic learning with their students through completing Project of Heart.  Here is what Robert had to say: Continue reading Testimonial: Pine Ridge Secondary School’s journey with Project of Heart

Durham District Education Centre takes on Project of Heart

A few weeks ago Durham District School Board employees completed a Project of Heart workshop under the leadership of Education Officer for Aboriginal Studies, Bill Littlefair. The board office atrium in Whitby was set up to accommodate employees who wanted to know more about their own history with respect to the IRSs, and express their feelings through their art work after learning about the schools. Continue reading Durham District Education Centre takes on Project of Heart

Port Perry High School Newsletter

Port Perry student Jake Robinson working on his tiles.

In January of 2011, Port Perry High School student Jake Robinson, took Project of Heart “to heart” in a unique way.  You can read about his endeavour in the following excerpt from the Port Perry High School Newsletter of February 10th, 2011.   Congratulations Jake! Continue reading Port Perry High School Newsletter

Nine schools in Durham board join Project of Heart

--Completed tiles from Port Perry High School in Durham District--

Under the leadership of Native Studies teacher, Nancy Hamer-Strahl, last year Port Perry High School in the Durham District School Board (DDSB) participated in Project of Heart.

Nancy recognized the initiative provided an excellent way for students to respond in a meaningful way to the emotions they were feeling as a result of learning about the tragic loss of children’s lives due to the Indian Residential Schools. Continue reading Nine schools in Durham board join Project of Heart