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Nominate those who make Hastings and Prince Edward District Schools great

Do you know someone who contributes to student achievement and makes Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board A Great Place to Learn and A Great Place to Work! by going the extra mile? Consider nominating them for a Great Place Award!


The Great Place Awards are the highest form of recognition within Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Nominations are accepted for students, employees, parents/guardians, volunteers and community partners.

Nomination guidelines – 
When completing a nomination form, please:
– Describe how the individual/group has made a significant contribution to support student achievement and to Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board being A Great Place to Learn and A Great Place to Work!  Include examples of how the nominee has demonstrated the Growing with Character attributes listed below.
– Describe who has benefitted from the activities and how? Describe the effect on student achievement.

How the attribute is demonstrated through actions

Demonstrates concern for self and others; shows empathy and expresses genuine concern; considers the long-term effect of actions.

Works as a team for a common good; values the opinions of others and shows a willingness to work together towards a common goal.

Chooses to live truthfully; communicates and acts in a sincere and respectful way.

Celebrates the fun in life; lightens the emotions of others by interacting in a joyful manner.

Does what is right for self and others; demonstrates values and ethics that are good for all; speaks directly, clearly, and respectfully.

Values self, others and the environment; gives consideration to the thoughts and actions of others; treats others with courtesy and dignity.

Has a sense of duty to fulfill commitments; takes ownership for own thoughts and actions; is reliable and accountable in words and actions.

Can be counted on to do what is right; instills confidence in one another through actions.


Nomination information

Nominations will be evaluated on the significance of the individual’s or group’s demonstration of the Growing with Character attributes, as noted above. The Great Place Awards Committee will evaluate entries based on the nominee’s efforts to go above and beyond normal expectations. Photos, videos, slideshows or podcasts, no longer than three minutes, may accompany nominations. A maximum of 10 award recipients will be selected. Nominating a group of individuals counts as one nomination.

Nomination deadline
Friday, May 24, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
– Email to:
– Mail to: Great Place Awards Committee, Education Centre, 156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario K9N 1N9
– Fax to: 613-962-1048
– Questions? Call 613.966.1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354

Process for informing award recipients
Individuals/groups selected to receive a Great Place Award will find out during a visit by committee members to the recipients’ school or workplace during the week of June 3, 2013. Nominators and school administrators or supervisors will be notified in advance.

Awards presentation
The official awards presentation will take place at the public Board meeting on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Education Centre, Belleville.

Anyone who is involved with HPEDSB can be nominated
Awards are open to all employees, students, parents/guardians, volunteers, or community partners—anyone who contributes to student achievement and HPEDSB being A Great Place to Learn and A Great Place to Work!

We’re here to help!
If you have any questions, please call Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, at 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 2354, or email

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