dialogue regarding the upcoming consultations on the human development and
sexual health component of the revised 2015 Health and Physical Education
(H&PE) curriculum is very important.
School boards and trustees are entrusted with the safety and
well-being of their students. OPSBA
and its members strongly supported the release of the revised curriculum in
2015 which reflects the health, safety and well-being realities faced by
today's students and the principles of equity, social justice and inclusion and
In complete support of its members, who need clarity as they
prepare for the upcoming 2018-19 school year, OPSBA has submitted two letters to the Minister of Education expressing its continued support for the current
2015 H&PE curriculum and advocating for a modernized, balanced approach to
any curriculum discussions or revisions:
School boards have a responsibility to ensure
the safety and well-being of all students in learning environments where they
feel welcome, included, valued and respected.