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The Fraser Institute

April 06, 2009 08:00 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; Annual Awards for Excellence Honour Ontario's Top-Performing Elementary Schools

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 6, 2009) - Educators from Ontario's top-performing elementary schools will be recognized at the fifth annual Garfield Weston Awards for Excellence in Education, Tuesday, April 7, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. About 550 educators from across the province will attend the reception and awards dinner.

These annual awards honour teachers, principals, support staff, and volunteers from the top one per cent of elementary schools in Ontario. The awards are based on an analysis of the Ministry of Education's student results data for each school included in the Fraser Institute's annual Report Card on Ontario's Elementary Schools.

During dinner, the winner will be announced in each category-Improvement in Academics, Determination in Academic Achievement, and Overall Academic Achievement-and presented with a $3,000 award. The two runners-up in each category receive a $1,000 award. The remaining school teams receive School of Distinction recognition.

Event details

DATE: Tuesday, April 7, 2009

WHEN: 5:30 reception; 6:30 banquet and awards presentation.

LOCATION: The Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West, Toronto

Interested media are invited to the awards presentation and school
principals in attendance will be available for interviews and photographs.

Participating schools (listed by award category and community)


Ecole elementaire publique Terre des Jeunes Alexandria
Holy Family School Alliston
John XXIII Catholic School Arnprior
St. John Vianney School Barrie
Saint Ursula Elementary School Brampton
Saint Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School Cambridge
Riverside Public School Huntsville
Ecole elementaire Marie-Curie London
M.B. McEachren Public School London
Lyn Public School Lyn
Divine Mercy Catholic School Maple
Michael Cranny Elementary School Maple
Saint James Catholic School Maple
Saint Joseph Catholic School Niagara Falls
St. Peter School Orangeville
Saint John Bosco Catholic School Oshawa
Lady Evelyn Alternative School Ottawa
Hanna Memorial Public School Sarnia
Shakespeare Public School Stratford
Chief Dan George Public School Toronto
Earl Haig Junior Public School Toronto
Pape Avenue Junior Public School Toronto
Saint Helen Catholic School Toronto
Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic School Toronto
Winchester Public School Winchester
Frank W. Begley Public School Windsor


East Wawanosh Public School Belgrave
Cardinal Newman Catholic School Brampton
Avenue Road Public School Cambridge
Sacred Heart Catholic School Espanola
Grey Central Public School Ethel
Ecole elementaire publique Nouvel Horizon Hawkesbury
Saint Aloysius Catholic Elementary School Kitchener
Westmount Public School Kitchener
Linwood Public School Linwood
Saint Paul Catholic Elementary School Norwood
Seaforth Public School Seaforth
Saint James School Seaforth
Saint Clement Catholic Elementary School St. Clements
Ogden Community School Thunder Bay
Agincourt Junior Public School Toronto
Albion Heights Junior Middle School Toronto
Brock Junior Public School Toronto
Cornell Junior Public School Toronto
Ellesmere-Statton Public School Toronto
Glamorgan Junior Public School Toronto
Ogden Junior Public School Toronto
Pauline Junior Public School Toronto
Rose Avenue Junior Public School Toronto
Saint Helen Catholic School Toronto
Saint Martha Catholic School Toronto
St. Sebastian Catholic School Toronto
West Hill Public School Toronto
Murray Centennial Public School Trenton


Saint Jude Catholic Elementary School London
Coledale Public School Markham
Roy H. Crosby Public School Markham
Saints Martha and Mary Catholic Elementary School Mississauga
Vista Heights Public School Mississauga
Ecole elementaire catholique L'Etoile-de-l'Est Orleans
Katimavik Elementary School Ottawa
Bayview Glen Public School Thornhill
Arbor Glen Public School Toronto
Blythwood Junior Public School Toronto
Cornell Junior Public School Toronto
Courcelette Public School Toronto
Denlow Public School Toronto
Ecole elementaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-d'Youville Toronto
Harrison Public School Toronto
John Ross Robertson Junior Public School Toronto
Kennedy Public School Toronto
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Toronto
Prince of Peace Catholic School Toronto
Rippleton Public School Toronto
Saint Clement Catholic Elementary School Toronto
Saint Henry Catholic School Toronto
Saint Michael's Choir School (Jr.) Toronto
Seneca Hill Public School Toronto
Saint Justin, Martyr Catholic Elementary School Unionville
William Berczy Public School Unionville
Ecole Bellewood School Windsor
Saint Angela Merici Catholic School Woodbridge

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