Principal's Message


Honouring Our Past
Centennial Road Jr. P.S. has been a part of the community for over 100 years when S.S. #11 was set up in 1836 to serve the children living along the Scarborough - Pickering border. The present school opened on October 11, 1946, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in the 1995-1996 school year. The school culture reflects the historical traditions and values set by the community coupled with the most recent growth and development of retail shops and housing sub-divisions.
 
About our School
At Centennial Road, we always reach for our best!
 
At Centennial Road Jr. P.S., we are dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming learning environment that focuses on student achievement and school improvement. Good citizenship and character, in a respectful and caring school, are goals that guide our actions and culture. Our student body represents the diverse mosaic of our multicultural community.
 
Centennial Road Mission Statement - to enable every student to achieve to his/her potential in ACADEMICS, the ARTS and ATHLETICS-to enable every student to acquire the SKILLS, CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTITUDES necessary to become a responsible member of a democratic society.
 
The Centennial Road staff are dedicated to:
• providing a balanced approach to literacy and numeracy instruction
• developing problem solving and critical thinking skills across the curriculum
• promoting personal and social responsibility through school based character development initiatives
• strengthening our partnership between home and school to support student learning and achievement, and
• engaging our students to broaden their own interests and passions through an active participation in all facets of school and community life, including sports, clubs and leadership opportunities.
 
Student Touchstone Statement
We come to Centennial Road Jr. P.S. to learn to be the best person we can be no matter what obstacles come our way. We will work to be a successful and a caring person in our communities. The TDSB character attributes are the catalyst to students learning and practising good character and the importance of service in the
school and larger community.
 
Language For Communication
Students use their skills and knowledge to speak, view, listen, read and write to respond to, create and understand information. We are teaching our students to communicate effectively by introducing various writing forms, utilizing the writing process, sharing key strategies (detail, voice, organization, conventions) and providing authentic opportunities to learn.
 
Problem Solving in Mathematics
Learning mathematics is more than a mastery of basic skills.  Students are provided with opportunities to learn mathematical structures, operations, processes, patterns and language in all five math strands. Our focus is for our students to use these tools (knowledge and skills) to reason, justify conclusions and express
ideas clearly when solving problems.
 
Partnerships With The Community
At Centennial Road Jr. P.S., we are creating partnerships with our community to support the curriculum, to create a shared responsibility for our community and to enhance the relevance of learning. Our partnerships include the Toronto Police Services, the Scarborough Centre For Healthy Communities and coop and job
placements from secondary and post secondary institutions.
 
Additional Features
● Extended French Grades Four to Six
● Eco School Initiatives
● Outdoor Education Experiences
● Vocal, Band and Strings Programs
● Full Day Kindergarten Program
● Character Education Initiatives
● Scientist In Schools Program
 
Student Life - Where You Belong
• Students are given the opportunity to participate in various co-curricular activities at Centennial Road. Students may choose to be involved in intramural teams in volleyball, cross country or track and field. We also have an Eco club, Glee club, Me to We club, and folk dancing.
• Students eat lunch in the gym on a number of folding lunch tables supervised by lunchroom supervisors. Pizza lunch is provided most Mondays as a fund-raiser for the School Council.
• Students enjoy use of the rock climbing wall, triple hoops, benches and trees recently installed for the completion of the Playground Learning Environment project phase one.
• Band and string programs are provided for students in grades 5 and 6 under the direction of itinerant music teachers. Students in other classes benefit from the instruction of an itinerant vocal music teacher.
• Students actively participate in fundraisers such as the Terry Fox Run, and the Food and Toy Drive for the Scarborough Centre For Healthy Communities.
 
What Sets Us Apart
• Extended French Grades 4 to 6 is offered to students interested in learning French for fifty percent of the day. The students come from ten different schools in the area starting in Grade 4 and study in French for Drama, Dance, Physical Education, Art and Social Studies. English, Mathematics and Science are taught in English. We also offer regular programs for grades four to six.

Parent and Community Engagement
Our School Council meets about eight times a year to discuss issues relevant to the school and the community. They promote a welcoming school culture focused on respect and building positive partnerships. We have many parents active on committees for fundraising, special projects and pizza lunches which occur most Mondays of the year. We are grateful for parents who willingly drive students to intramural athletic events and donate uniforms and equipment. We also have a large number of parent and community volunteers who read with students and assist in the classrooms. Our families support their child by attending interviews, concerts, school activities, sports events and award assemblies, assisting with homework and providing authentic opportunities to learn at home and in the community.