Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

  • Your Community School

    Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI) is a community secondary school located in Picton, Ontario serving over 600 students from across Prince Edward County. With a strong academic program, a wide variety of athletic & extra-curricular activities, and excellent facilities, PECI continues a more than 50-year tradition of serving all students living in Prince Edward County to ensure their success in the world.
  • Globally Minded Leaders & Learners

    We believe that the most important people in the world walk our halls and aspire to create learning opportunities where our students can collaborate and develop the skills they require to compete in an ever-changing world. PECI…where learning matters!
  • Academic Excellence

    Our focus on academic excellence means we are committed to the continuous development of our programs and courses, how they are designed, and how we deliver them. Our Venture Enrichment program offers our students an outstanding preparation for students in the post-secondary pathway.
  • Dedication to the Arts

    We believe that communication through self-expression is essential to the creative development of each student. In our art's classrooms, students are encouraged to explore their own dramatic, musical and visual arts abilities and to interact with others in group situations. Students can also get involved with clubs such as the Improv Team and the school play.
  • Innovating With Technology

    Technological innovation influences all areas of life. Technological education at PECI focuses on developing students’ ability to work creatively and competently with technologies to be able to meet the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. Our students earn dual-credits with Loyalist College through our unique Trading-Up program.
  • Learning Through Athletics

    Physical activity and athletics have a major impact on students both in and out of the classroom. At PECI, our dedicated coaches teach the importance of working together as a team and strength of character. Through sport students learn the leadership skills, how to embrace each other's strengths and how to make up for the other's weaknesses. We are better together!
  • Digital Citizens Learning & Embracing Possibilities Today & Tomorrow

    Our students are highly connected as they leverage digital and learn how to self-regulate and manage the tools of our 21st century world to position them well academically today and tomorrow!
  • Feel The Spirit of Prince Edward Collegiate Institute

    The ultimate student experience is our primary focus, with an emphasis on mental, physical, emotional and intellectual well-being. We offer a highly supportive environment where spirit is contagious!
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  • Spring Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interviews - Thurs., Mar. 23

    Calling all parents and guardians.  Spring Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interview night is Thursday, March 23rd from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  Please book your appointment using the appointment slip that was carried home with the early progress report.  Alternatively, you can download the form by clicking here and send it in with your son/daughter to book an appointment with their classroom teachers.  If this evening does not fit your schedule and you would like to speak with a specific teacher, please contact the school ((613) 476-2196) and ask for the teacher's voicemail and you will receive a return call.

    Often, walk-in appointments can be accommodated the night of however we ask respectfully that you are mindful of pre-booked appointments and are flexible as teachers work to find time to meet with you at some point in the evening.  

    Parent engagement leads to student engagement and we hope to see you Thursday, March 23rd as we work together to support your student's learning.

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  • URGENT: Local Health Risk for Students

    The local Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit has issued a high alert warning for students and youth in the local area.  In recent weeks, highly dangerous drugs have been discovered in circulation and have been linked to several youth deaths in Eastern Ontario.  These deaths have resulted from youth consuming drugs containing illicit fentanyl that appeared to be prescriptions that were illegally sold on the street as well as marijuana, cocaine and other street drugs that were laced.  These drugs and the risk they present are confirmed to be present in our region.  These drugs are highly addictive and in many cases deadly even in small amounts; the chance of over-dosing is extremely high.

    As always, the best decision is to avoid the consumption of any illegal or street drugs as that is really the only true way to be safe.  If you do make the choice to use drugs or you believe someone has slipped you a drug at a party and you begin to feel ill, contact help immediately- DO NOT WAIT TO SEE IF THE EFFECTS WEAR OFF.  Similarly, if you see someone who has consumed something and they are acting strangely, show your caring by contacting help or calling 911 immediately.  You need to know that fentanyl is NOT a second chance drug and not something to take a risk with.

    All opioids prescription and non-prescription have a risk of overdose. Opioids are a depressant drug, which means that they slow down the part of the brain that controls breathing. Overdose of opioids can result in death because breathing stops.

    Students are encouraged to read more from the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit by clicking here.

    Parents are also encouraged to read more by clicking here.  The Health Unit has issued a letter to parents that can be viewed by clicking here.

    Panthers...be safe, live clean & be well.  As always, look out for one another.

    We stress that it is never acceptable or condoned to take illegal drugs.  We want our students to be well educated regarding the risks that exist in the local Hastings Prince Edward area and how they can help others who may become at risk.  This message is shared in partnership with the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit as we work together to keep our students safe, healthy, prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow.

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  • PEC ARC Process Student Voice Collection

    As you know, our school board is working through an Accommodation Review Process for schools in Prince Edward County and PECI is part of that process.  

    The preliminary recommendation is:  Close Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School and Queen Elizabeth School (Picton) and consolidate students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute for September 2017.  Close Sophiasburg Central School and move students to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute for September 2018.  Close C.M.L. Snider School and Kente Public School and seek Ministry of Education funding/approval to build a new K-8 elementary school on the CML Snider property or in Wellington for September 2020.  Explore opportunities for community partnerships aligned with the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan priorities.  

    Please share your ideas, questions and or concerns regarding the proposal for PEC by completing the anonymous Google Form available by clicking here.  You can also speak to or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Mrs. Munroe in the Resource Room, Mrs. Bakker in the Main Office, Ms. McMahon or Mr. McFarlane.  

    Your voice matters!

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  • 2017 Grad Photo Appointment Details

    Prestige Protraits (a subsiduary of Lifetouch Photography) will be taking Graduation Photos March 21st to 27.  Our rep, Troy Fallaise will be at PECI on February 14th in the front lobby booking appointments.  As well, please visit their website by clicking here to book your appointment.  Please contact Troy Fallaise through email by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have further questions.

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Announcements

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Upcoming Events

Thu Mar 23 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Spring Parent/Teacher Interviews
Thu Mar 30 @12:00AM
OSSLT Provincial Literacy Test
Fri Apr 14 @12:00AM
HOLIDAY: Good Friday
Mon Apr 17 @12:00AM
HOLIDAY: Easter Monday
Fri May 19 @12:00AM
May 19
Mon May 22 @12:00AM
HOLIDAY: Victoria Day
Fri May 26 @12:00AM
Prom 2017
Wed Jun 14 @12:00AM
Sem. 2 Math EQAO Assessment
Thu Jun 15 @12:00AM
Sem. 2 Math EQAO Assessment
Tue Jun 20 @ 8:30AM - 11:00AM
Sem. 2 Pd. 1 FWCA/Eaxam
March 2017
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Calling all parents and guardians.  Spring Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interview night is Thursday, March 23rd from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  Please book your appointment using the appointment slip that was carried home with the early progress report.  Alternatively, you can download the form by clicking here and send it in with your son/daughter to book an appointment with their classroom teachers.  If this evening does not fit your schedule and you would like to speak with a specific teacher, please contact the school ((613) 476-2196) and ask for the teacher's voicemail and you will receive a return call.

Often, walk-in appointments can be accommodated the night of however we ask respectfully that you are mindful of pre-booked appointments and are flexible as teachers work to find time to meet with you at some point in the evening.  

Parent engagement leads to student engagement and we hope to see you Thursday, March 23rd as we work together to support your student's learning.

The local Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit has issued a high alert warning for students and youth in the local area.  In recent weeks, highly dangerous drugs have been discovered in circulation and have been linked to several youth deaths in Eastern Ontario.  These deaths have resulted from youth consuming drugs containing illicit fentanyl that appeared to be prescriptions that were illegally sold on the street as well as marijuana, cocaine and other street drugs that were laced.  These drugs and the risk they present are confirmed to be present in our region.  These drugs are highly addictive and in many cases deadly even in small amounts; the chance of over-dosing is extremely high.

As always, the best decision is to avoid the consumption of any illegal or street drugs as that is really the only true way to be safe.  If you do make the choice to use drugs or you believe someone has slipped you a drug at a party and you begin to feel ill, contact help immediately- DO NOT WAIT TO SEE IF THE EFFECTS WEAR OFF.  Similarly, if you see someone who has consumed something and they are acting strangely, show your caring by contacting help or calling 911 immediately.  You need to know that fentanyl is NOT a second chance drug and not something to take a risk with.

All opioids prescription and non-prescription have a risk of overdose. Opioids are a depressant drug, which means that they slow down the part of the brain that controls breathing. Overdose of opioids can result in death because breathing stops.

Students are encouraged to read more from the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit by clicking here.

Parents are also encouraged to read more by clicking here.  The Health Unit has issued a letter to parents that can be viewed by clicking here.

Panthers...be safe, live clean & be well.  As always, look out for one another.

We stress that it is never acceptable or condoned to take illegal drugs.  We want our students to be well educated regarding the risks that exist in the local Hastings Prince Edward area and how they can help others who may become at risk.  This message is shared in partnership with the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit as we work together to keep our students safe, healthy, prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow.

As you know, our school board is working through an Accommodation Review Process for schools in Prince Edward County and PECI is part of that process.  

The preliminary recommendation is:  Close Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School and Queen Elizabeth School (Picton) and consolidate students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute for September 2017.  Close Sophiasburg Central School and move students to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute for September 2018.  Close C.M.L. Snider School and Kente Public School and seek Ministry of Education funding/approval to build a new K-8 elementary school on the CML Snider property or in Wellington for September 2020.  Explore opportunities for community partnerships aligned with the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan priorities.  

Please share your ideas, questions and or concerns regarding the proposal for PEC by completing the anonymous Google Form available by clicking here.  You can also speak to or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Mrs. Munroe in the Resource Room, Mrs. Bakker in the Main Office, Ms. McMahon or Mr. McFarlane.  

Your voice matters!

Prestige Protraits (a subsiduary of Lifetouch Photography) will be taking Graduation Photos March 21st to 27.  Our rep, Troy Fallaise will be at PECI on February 14th in the front lobby booking appointments.  As well, please visit their website by clicking here to book your appointment.  Please contact Troy Fallaise through email by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have further questions.

As we work through the upcoming Accommodation Review Process for Prince Edward County, we want students, parents, staff and our greater school community to have the best information possible.  Please click here to access information from the HPEDSB Accommodation Review Page as this link will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Further, you have student, staff, parent and community representativces on the ARC Committee whose role will be to represent the greater collective voice at the table as we work through this important process.  For information, Prince Edward Collegiate's ARC Representatives include:

Student Rep:  Monica Lindsay

School Council Rep:  Steph Roth

Parent Reps:  Shelley McFarland and Kim Stacey

Community Reps:  Dave MacKay and Ms. Johnson

Teaching Staff Rep:  Heather Munroe

Non-Teaching Staff Rep:  Chris Bakker

Principal Rep:  Darren McFarlane

Key dates for the Prince Edward Community ARC process are available by clicking here.

PECI would like to sincerely thank all of these invested members of our greater school community for their contributions of time, insight and genuine care as we navigate this important work thinking about the possibilities of today and tomorrow in service of our students and their learning.

January 2017 Final Culminating Activity Information for Students and Parents

Please click here to download the poster.

Final Culminating Activity / Final Exam Schedule

January 25

January 26

January 27

January 30

8:30 am – 11:00 am

Pd. 1 Final Culminating Activity/Exam

 

Shortened Classes

in the PM:

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm  Pd. 2

12:55 pm – 1:40 pm    Pd. 4

1:50 pm – 2:30 pm      Pd. 5

8:30 am – 11:00 am      

Pd. 2 Final Culminating Activity/Exam

 

8:30 am – 11:00 am      

Pd. 4 Final Culminating Activity/Exam

 

8:30 am – 11:00 am

Pd. 5 Final Culminating Activity/Exam

 

Other Important Information

  • All students are required to complete a Final Culminating Activity during the final evaluation week for each subject and should know the date, time and location of each of their FCAs.

  • All students who are absent from their FCA will receive a mark of 0' for this Final Evaluation.  If an illness precludes a student from writing an exam on the assigned day and time, a doctors note must be provided to the office immediately upon return to school.

  • Examinations and Course Culminating Activities will be run in their regularly scheduled classroom.  Any changes to this will be posted in the Front Foyer, Main Office and the Jr. and Sr. Cafeteria doors.

  • Students are to remain in the examination room for a minimum of 90 minutes.

  • Students are expected to place coats, hats, backpacks, and other personal belongings as directed by their teachers in a safe place in the classroom.  Lockers will be out of bounds until after 11:00 am therefore students should take all belongings they will need following their exam, with them to class in the morning.  

  • Once examinations begin until all examination are completed, all lockers and hallways are out-of-bounds. Once finished, please use cafeteria to exit the hallways or to exit directly out of the building. The Library is available for quiet study and the cafeteria is available as well.

  • The library is available during the examination period for quiet study.

  • Students are to return their textbooks on or before the day they write their FCA.  If textbooks are required for studying purposes, students are to bring the book to the FCA.

  • Buses will run at normal times during the final evaluation period.

  • Cafeteria hours will be reduced during the final evaluation period.  Please consult signs in the cafeteria.

  • Please speak to your classroom teacher, Ms. McMahon or Mr. McFarlane if you have questions.

​Best of luck to all students as you prepare to demonstrate your learning from the semester!

REMEMBER: THE FIRST DAY OF SEMESTER 2 IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th!

 

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute is pleased to welcome all incoming Grade 9s to the Panther Environment- You are the Class of 2021!!!  We believe your transition to highschool is incredibly important and look forward to working with you to create a personalized experience that meets and exceeds your needs.

We have a series of events planned that will help make the process informative, fun and help relieve stress.  Please click here for our Transitions 2017 poster.

We look forward to working with you.

Be sure to save the dates:

  • Tuesday.  January 31st - Panther Prowl Grade 8 Orientation Day (9:45 am to 1:30 pm)
  • Thursday, February 9th - Grade 8 Parent Information Night (6:00 - 8:00 pm)
  • Thursday, February 16th - Venture Parent Information Night (6:00 - 7:00 pm)

We look forward to meeting you and exploring some possibility thinking together!

Your Community School - Your Transition - Your Future

As you know by now, the Prince Edward School Group has been announced as the focus of one of the three Accommodation Review Processes that will be occurring this year.  HPEDSB Procedure 178 succinctly outlines the mandate and composition of the Accommodation Review Committees, also called “ARCs.”  This procedure notes, specifically, that two parents can be representatives on the ARC along with one School Council Chair.  Our Director of Education requires that we have our selections for our ARC members in place before December 23, 2016.

Selection Process:

Please note the following information that was communicated by our Director:

It is important to share with everyone who may consider this role that there will be a minimum of five meetings all of which will be held in public session. It is likely that additional working meetings of the ARC and school-based teams will be necessary.  ARC meetings will take place between January and May. Board Committee meetings related to ARC’s will take place in May and June. There will be two meetings at which the public will have input in each area.

Please also note that all of the ARC meetings will be held outside of school hours. The school-based ARC meeting dates are set by the Board and are available by clicking here.  Participation in the ARC is voluntary.  ARC members are limited to those designated for participation; delegates or proxies are not permitted in the ARC member’s absence.  If a member is unable to attend, the meeting proceeds according to schedule.

We will use the following process to select our parent members for the ARC.

Eligibility:  Any parent or guardian who has a student attending Prince Edward Collegiate Institute is eligible to serve on the ARC as parent representative.

Self-Nomination:  Parents or guardians who wish to serve on the ARC for PECI may formally identify themselves by attending the upcoming school council meeting on Tuesday, December 13th when they will indicate their interest at that time.

Voting:  If more than 1 person is nominated, voting will take place by secret ballot at the school council meeting.  This will be a timed item at the beginning of the meeting.  No voting will take place after that time.

Selection:  The 2 parents/guardians who receive the most votes will be selected for the ARC.

Ties:  Should the voting result in a tie, a re-vote will be held. The ballots for the re-vote will have only the parent/guardian names who are part of the tie.

Announcement:  The parent/guardian members of the ARC will be announced by social media upon conclusion of voting.

All parents/guardians interested in the process are encouraged to attend the school council meeting on Tuesday, December 13th to ask any questions they may have prior to formally identifying themselves as a prospective member.  Please feel free to contact the school if you require information ahead of the meeting.

We look forward to working with you as we engage in possibility thinking in service of our students.