Our School

Dunlop School

We would like to acknowledge that our schools are on unceded Algonquin Territory, and thank the Algonquin Nation for hosting us on their land.

Our School

Dunlop School is a community school located on several acres of grassed land in South Keys. The school is enriched by its diverse socio economic, cultural and multilingual student population. Our school actively involves students, teachers and parents in the establishment and growth of a positive school climate in which each child can enjoy and realize his/her maximum learning potential and develop into a responsible, caring, skilled and confident member of society.

Our Students

Dunlop P.S. has an enrollment of 161 students. Our diverse student population represents twenty different countries and more than twenty different language groups. Students in our attendance area attend Blossom Park P.S. or Featherston Drive P.S. for Middle French Immersion. Our Grade 6 students in the Regular English program move on to Roberta Bondar P.S. for Grades 7 and 8.

Our Staff

Dunlop P.S. has 12 full time equivalent teachers on staff. We also have a number of full and part-time support personnel (educational assistants, early childhood educators, office administrator, office assistant & custodial staff). This year we are pleased to have one Lunch Monitor and Healthy Snack Monitor supporting teachers and students at Nutrition Break times.

Many of our teachers have additional or Specialist Qualifications in one or more of the following: Special Education, English as a Second Language, French as Second Language, Science, Physical Education, Computers, and the Arts. The teachers, office, and support staff work as a team, continuously seeking professional growth opportunities, in order to ensure our school is a safe, caring place to learn and to model life long learning.

Our Community

Drawing from the South Keys and Greenboro Communities, families at Dunlop Public School represent a rich diversity of people and bring a wealth of different experiences to share and enrich our school.

Volunteers are welcomed to participate in school activities and in support of the instructional program. They form an important component of our school community. We welcome student placements from Algonquin College and from various Bachelor of Education programs. We also have many community volunteers who join with our parents during the school day to participate in a variety of activities, including: reading to kindergarten children, classroom help, organizing fundraising events, tutoring, working in the library,etc.

Our School Council is an active volunteer group of members of the school community who work tirelessly on behalf of the students. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month in the Library starting at 6:00 pm.

Our School is a Community School, used regularly by various organizations.

Mission Statement

“Dunlop School will help each child develop with in a safe, caring,child-centered environment, the attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary to become life-long learners, in a rapidly changing world.”

Facilities and Resources

Located in lovely park land setting, immediately adjacent to Pushman Park, we have access to an outdoor rink and baseball diamond, as an extension to our several acres of grassed property.

Other facilities include: a large library/resource centre; gym with stage, a computer lab and computers in the classroom; kindergarten, primary and junior play structures, basketball nets and wheel chair accessibility.

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

Dunlop Public School offers:

  • Regular English Program
  • Core French (AIM Program) for 40 minutes a day in grades 1 to 6.
  • All Kindergarten programs are 50% English and 50% French.
  • Early Learning Full Day Kindergarten program with Extended Day Program

We also provide support for exceptional students through a model of integration facilitated by the classroom teacher and the Learning Support Teacher/Learning Resource Teachers. We support the language development of many of our students who are English Language Learners through a model of integration with support from our English as Second Language teachers.

Classroom Organization

Our School has classes that range from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. The classes are organized as follows:

  • JK/SK full day
  • JK/SK full day
  • Primary Language Learning Disability (LLDA)(Grades 1-3)
  • Grade 1/2
  • Grade 2/3
  • Grade 3/4
  • Grade 4/5
  • Grade 5/6

Special Education and ESL Programs

Language Learning Disability Class (LLDA - full time)

Students with identified exceptionalties are supported in the regular classrooms by the teacher and the Learning Support Teacher/Learning Resource Teachers English Language Learners receive support from the English as Second Language teacher at both the primary and junior levels

Clubs and Activities

Staff plans a wide variety of activities through out the school year, to enrich the regular school program. These activities include:

  • Maker Club
  • Reading Buddies
  • Educational Field Trips and Cultural Presentations
  • Basketball
  • Track and Field
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Multicultural Dinner
  • Canada Book Week
  • Green Team–Environmental Club

Safe Schools Initiatives

  • W.I.T.S Bullying Prevention Program (coming January 2014)
  • Code of Behavior
  • Safe Arrival Call System
  • Visitor and Volunteer Sign in/out Log and Badges
  • Emergency Evacuation Sites
  • Tragic and Emergency Events Response Team
  • Conflict Resolution Strategies
  • Healthy and Active Schools Program

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