Hello!

            We are Alison and Bethany, the proud Project Directors of QHO Kingston. It has already been a very busy year, and we are extremely excited to introduce you to the Kingston Peer Educators of 2013/2014! These hard working PEs have been teaching since November in our various partner schools: Frontenac Public School, Rideau Elementary, Queen Elizabeth CVI and Limestone Continuing Education.    

             Each week the Peer Educators work tirelessly to design effective lesson plans, attend Kingston specific meetings, participate in education sessions, and implement their work in the schools. The lesson plans are tailored to the specific needs of the classrooms and cover a variety of topics from sexual health to substance use and abuse. Each week a different pair of PEs will be checking in to let you know what they have been up to in their classrooms!

            Recently we attended the QHO winter retreat with the rest of the projects QHO conducts. This weekend was not only full of fun bonding but also had a main focus on critically analyzing
development strategies, practicing skills to be an effective teacher and the meaning of a sustainable project.  The Kingston PEs were able to share their experiences in the classrooms with the rest of QHO, discussing both the successes and difficulties encountered. It was amazing to see each PE step up and be leaders within QHO. Overall, it was an amazing weekend full of fun and we are so proud!

That’s all for now!

Love,

Alison and Bethany   


         

QHO KINGSTON 2013-2014: Rhian, Holly, Meaghan,Sarah, Megan, Chelsea, Alison, Bethany, Maya, Meghan, Michael, Ryan, Warren, Angie. MISSING: Laura