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Year: 2001 – Province: Ontario
Certificate of Excellence Recipients
School: Concord Public School
6700 Raymond Street
Windsor, Ontario N8S 2A1
Principal: Sharon Pyke
School Telephone: 519-974-3450
School Fax: 519-974-3825
School Website: www.gecdsb.on.ca/sub/schools/elem/concord/first_page.htm
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 5 and 6 - mathematics, English, art, physical education, science, social studies.
- Teach students the values and skills that will make them valuable citizens in the future. Make them passionate about issues such as the environment, show them they can make a difference and give them the communications and planning skills so they can influence the public agenda.
- Teach students the importance of community service and giving back to the community.
- Always keep hands-on work at the centre of learning.
Mr. Naisbitt has, in the words of one parent, literally moved a mountain, a mountain of garbage. In 1989, he began the project that eventually became known as the Little River Enhancement Group.
- Lil' Reg, as the group is known, has involved more than 2100 elementary students and 1100 secondary students, as well as several classes of special needs and developmentally challenged students.
- The group has removed tonnes of garbage from a local creek, the Little River, helping to restore its main channel, as well as 65 square kilometres of the surrounding drainage basin.
- In the past 13 years, the group has planted more than 12,000 trees.
- Mr. Naisbitt and Concord Public School received the Defender of the Planet award from the United Nations Environment Programme in 1991.
Mr. Naisbitt has always been a step ahead in bringing technology and other resources into his classroom to help students. For example, his pre-Internet Fax Pal program used a fax machine and email to link his students with their peers in Windsor and throughout Canada.
Mr. Naisbitt has always been a huge source of inspiration to me and I know to many others. So much of what I've done and so much of what I want to do is because of the strong foundation and principles I have learned from him. Former student
Mr. Naisbitt fosters this care and concern for the environment in everyone he teaches. I know…he's teaching me. Colleague