New High School for Oakville

On November 9, I had the pleasure of attending the official groundbreaking ceremony for a future high school in Oakville External Link. This is one of three new schools External Link in Halton Region that are scheduled to open by September 2012.

Education is one of the most important tools we can give our youth and the ability of a community to provide access to quality education is fundamental to its continued success. As Halton Region continues to grow, it is important that we work together to provide the necessary social infrastructure to meet the needs of the many families who call Halton home.

Participating in this event was especially rewarding because we were taking the first step toward building a school where many of our children will grow up, discover their interests and become leaders. In this positive space, every student can take full advantage of their learning opportunity and work with their teachers to expand their knowledge of the world.

In many ways, a school is more than a building or a collection of classrooms. It is a place to inspire and be inspired; a place to meet new people and make new friends. It is an office for teachers to practice their vocation, and a forum for parents to get involved with their children’s education. It is a venue for student performances, and a gathering place for community events. 

I look forward to the ongoing development of this new school. This exciting project truly demonstrates that as Halton Region grows, it continues to be a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

If you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”

New High School for Milton

On October 14, I had the pleasure of attending the official groundbreaking ceremony for a future high school in Milton.

In a community growing as fast as Milton, it is important that the necessary infrastructure is developed to meet the needs of the many growing families in the community.

This ceremony was especially significant because we were celebrating both the construction of a new school as well as the continued successful development of Milton and Halton Region.

In many ways, a school is more than a building or a collection of classrooms. It is a place to inspire and be inspired; a place to meet new people and make new friends. It is an office for teachers to practice their vocation, and a forum for parents to get involved with their children’s education. It is a venue for student performances, and a gathering place for community events.

This high school will provide our youth with a safe, comfortable, and supportive learning environment. In this positive space, every student can take full advantage of their learning opportunity and work with their teachers to expand their knowledge of the world.

As mentors, instructors, and role models our teachers make up the foundation of our schools, new and old. Their diligence and hard work encourages students to believe in themselves. They provide the learning and caring that will help students be successful in life.

I look forward to the ongoing development of this new school. This exciting project truly demonstrates that as Halton Region grows, it continues to be a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

If you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”