Canada: No Parent Meetings
In Canada education is under the jurisdiction of local not the federal government. Because of this, there is no single curriculum or requirements for educators in the country. Each province independently chooses the start and end dates of the school year.
In the most populated region of Ontario a vast majority of students this year will begin studying on September 6th. However, each grade is going to start school on a different day to prevent the people overflow.
Canadian schools provide for textbooks as well as paper and other stationary needed for the learning process. Students are driven to school by a school bus.
Throughout the year no additional fees are required; parents are not encouraged to personally meet their child’s teacher and can do so only by a prior arrangement.
To ensure no harm is done to the student’s self-esteem, their report cards are being confidentially sent out to parents twice a year, while class ratings are never disclosed.
Teacher briefly summarizes student’s achievements and flaws on each of their report cards.
Canadian students do not choose which classes to take in high school: all public schools share the same curriculum. That leaves high schoolers and their parents with two factors for a school choice: location and the language of teaching. All schools receive the same budget funding, which means most students here select a school closest to their home. State schools in Canada offer classes to be taught in French or English but there is also a range of high-ranked private institutions where lessons are held in other languages.
School education in Canada is mainly free
There are no canteens in the Ontarian junior high schools; children should eat food they brought with them from home. Schools impose a ban on certain products that can cause strong allergic reactions (such as peanuts). For the same reason, students are not allowed to share food. Every morning before classes, however, many schools organize ‘breakfast gatherings’, during which children can eat their fruits or flakes and chat.
Another mandatory requirement for Canadian schoolchildren is a daily 30-minute break that must be spent outside. February frost or heavy winter snowfall does not come as an obstacle to the rule, Furthermore, the use of cellphones in the junior schools is prohibited, which leaves ‘live’ communication a priority.