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Community Education / Community Use

Overview

The Community Education Department would like to thank you for your continued support and patience during the global pandemic. The safety of everyone sharing our schools is our greatest concern.


At this time we will be delaying the start of all Community Education programming, including the Beginner Driver’s Education program. We look forward to welcoming everyone back when we are able to safely do so.


Community Education will continue to stay in touch and provide updates as information becomes available. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out - we are happy to hear from you. Thank you again for your patience as we adjust and plan.



It is the policy of Bluewater District School Board to deliver community education programming in both credit and non-credit areas - with sufficient interest - outside the regular day school program BP 5902-D.

Bluewater District School Board is committed to creating affordable access to school facilities for community organizations in accordance with the guiding principles as set out BP 5901-D.

To access programming information, please click here.


School House

Community Use of Schools/Permits

Community use of schools is an initiative that supports access to school space outside of school hours for not-for-profit community groups. For more information, click here or to request your facility now, click here.

For the OSBIE incident report form, please click here.

For a user manual for community permit requests, please click here.

For Community Use of Schools Rules and Regulations, please click here.

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PARTNERSHIPS / AVAILABILITY OF SPACE

NEED SPACE? Our schools are public spaces and are used by many different organizations, clubs, for both small and large events. If you are interested in partnering with Bluewater for use of space on a short-term permit, please contact our Community Education Department. We will help you find the space you need in one of our great Bluewater facilities. Call 519-363-2014, extension 2007 or email Kris at kris_klages@bwdsb.on.ca

COMMUNITY PLANNING & PARTNERSHIPS

Under the Ministry of Education Community Planning and Partnerships Guideline, school boards are encouraged to reach out to community organizations to explore opportunities to share facilities. Learn more about Community Planning & Partnerships by clicking here.

Interested community partners are invited to complete an Application of Interest for Community Facility Partnership for review by the Community Planning and Partnership Committee.


Contact Us

Phone: 519-363-2014

Toll free 1-800-661-7509

Fax: 519-370-2974

Scott Millar: Supervisor Plant Operations/Community Education, Ext. 2082

Vicki Murphy: Community Services Assistant, Ext. 2067

Kris Klages: Permit Co-ordinator Community Services, Ext. 2007

Driver Education

Drivers Education

Driver Education courses for Bluewater Secondary Students and the General Public are offered at most secondary schools throughout the school year.
For course dates, detailed information or to register, click HERE.


OSCVI Community Auditorium

OSCVI Community Auditorium

Houses a 750 seat theatre.
For rental queries contact:
Kris Klages
Permit Coordinator
Phone: 519-363-2014 ext. 2007
Fax: 519-370-2974
Email: Kris_Klages@bwdsb.on.ca

For more information check out the OSCVI Community Auditorium
To view our coming events, please click here


Facility Partnerships

NEED SPACE? If you are interested in long term use of space, please contact the Plant Services Department at the Bluewater Education Centre by calling 519-363-2014 and ask to speak with Jayme Bastarache at extension 2125. Email: jayme_bastarache@bwdsb.on.ca


Community School Membership Fee

Not-for-profit recreation groups and community organizations under a volunteer leader may use school facilities regularly under our Community School Membership Fee (CSMF) Program. Click here for more information.


Summer School/Adult Education

Summer Sun

Summer school offers secondary school students an opportunity to earn extra credits or earn missed credits. Programming for elementary students in Grades 7 & 8 is also offered. Please click here for more information. Adult credit courses are offered based on demand. Summer School is open to students from all school boards. Please check website frequently for updated information.

Thank you!


Language

Adult Learning Centres Grey-Bruce-Georgian

Needing help with Math, Writing, Spelling, Reading, Computer basics, General upgrading, G.E.D. preparation?

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Is offered at Adult Learning Centres throughout Grey and Bruce counties:

Walkerton --------- 519-881-3858
Port Elgin ---------- 519-389-2302
Kincardine --------- 519-396-4146
Owen Sound ------ 519-376-6623
Wiarton ------------ 519-534-4911

For more information contact Scott Millar Supervisor Plant Operations/Community Education, scott_millar@bwdsb.on.ca

Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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