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Mission & Values 440
Mission & Values

The Mission of the York Region District School Board is “To advance student achievement and well-being through public education, which motivates learners, fosters inclusion, inspires innovation and builds community.”


We unite in our purpose to inspire and prepare learners for life in our changing world community.


We are the faces of public education.We understand our gifts and challenges. We are motivated by our dreams and act towards their fulfillment. We respect and celebrate our differences. We invite and value the spirit of community, creativity, and personal growth. We support each other. We have joy in who we are and who we are becoming.


  • We recognize and celebrate excellence, and the heart-felt efforts and contributions of our community.
  • We strive for equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all our programs, practices, facilities,and people.
  • We value dedication and commitment.
  • We value and will respond in an appropriate manner to the voices, ideas, and understanding of all our community members.
  • We believe it is the right and responsibility of everyone to ensure a safe nurturing community.
  • We embrace the spirit of innovation that acts to realize opportunities to transform our vision into reality.
  • We are all responsible for our words and actions.

German Mills Touchstone

German Mills Mavericks burst with pride and confidence

We embrace people for who they are

Every individual deserves dignity, respect, and equal opportunities for success 

Equity rings true in our school

Caring for our planet, we shine a bright light on the environment

We cherish teamwork; collaboration and leadership matter

Taking responsibility for our actions, we do the right and stop the wrong

We understand that our words have impact on others 

Bullying behaviour is never acceptable

We are confident and strive to do our best

Possessing the key to success, we take risks and can unlock the future

We are the future!

We are the Mavericks!

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