Goal 4: To Build engagement, support and confidence in HRSB 5 Goal 3: To Achieve Equitable Learning Opportunities for All Students Celebrating Diversity and Building Bridges Students from three HRSB schools recently took a trip around the world in just 90 minutes, without leaving the city, thanks to an event at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU). For almost a decade, the university’s International Student Association has been organizing this event for our students in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year, Grades 5 and 6 students from Duc D’Anville, Caldwell Road and Joseph Howe elementary schools gathered at MSVU where International Students shared parts of their cultures as a means to build bridges and highlight the value of diversity in our communities. What did the students take away from the experience? Find out in this short video. New Construction Update Dartmouth South Academy Dartmouth South Academy is on target for a September opening! Meetings to discuss the building turnover have begun. Halifax Peninsula South P-6 On April 4, HRSB Operations staff along with the school principal and vice principal attended a public meeting hosted by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR). The meeting was held at Gorsebrook Junior High to discuss the design of the pedestrian and vehicle access for the new Halifax Peninsula South P-6. Approximately 100 guests heard presentations from the project lead and participated in conversations about parking, building access and active transportation. Attendees included parents/guardians, community members, HRM staff, EECD Facilities staff, TIR staff, the school design consultant, the local MLA, EECD’s Deputy Minister and TIR’s Deputy Minister (who was the host and moderator for the discussion). Discussions will inform the final design.