|2021-2022 School Year Plan||Removal of reference to 2021-2022 School Year Plan as it is no longer up-to-date and a revised plan is not currently being contemplated for the 2022-2023 school year.|
|Definitions||A new definition has been added to clarify that the subjects in the new K-6 curriculum are referred to as “curriculum”, not “programs of study”.
To continue to align with the Education Act, “programs of study” is retained in all instances, but in instances that encompass newly implemented subjects and grades, “/curriculum” is added.
|New curriculum subject names||Updates have been made to several sections to include the new Kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum subject area names as part of the implementation of the new curriculum.
For example, Kindergarten to Grade 6 Health and Life Skills and Physical Education is now called Physical Education and Wellness.
|Education Act – Introduction/The Teacher/The Principal
Other legislation – Teaching Profession Act
Regulations – Practice Review of Teachers and Teacher Leaders Regulation
|Each of these sections include a statement to communicate that information was current at the time of the release of the 2022-2023 Guide to Education.
Information in these sections will be impacted as recent legislative changes come into force. This includes new processes under the Education (Students First) Statutes Amendment Act, 2021, and the new model for teacher discipline established in the Education (Reforming Teacher Profession Discipline) Amendment Act, 2022. Additional detail on forthcoming changes is provided.
Current versions of the Education Act and regulations are available on the King’s Printer website.
|Public Charter Schools||Updates have been made to several sections to reflect amendments to the Charter Schools Regulation and the Funding Manual for School Authorities.|
|Program Administration and Delivery/Schools of Choice – Collegiate Schools||A new section on collegiate schools has been added to the schools of choice section. It includes information regarding what a collegiate school is, the application process and department contact information.|
|Francisation||Information has been added on Francisation in the program planning sections to provide clarity and consistency regarding expectations for programming. This reflects the criteria and requirements as outlined in the Funding Manual for School Authorities.|
|Program Planning – Francophone Education||This section has been updated to clarify expectations for public and separate school divisions as per the Student Record Regulation on data collection regarding whether parents are right holders under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the requirement to include Francophone right holder questions on student registration forms.|