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We have been notified by Ferry Services that the ferry service will be suspended for a minimum of an additional 10 days.  It has been reported that the ice is on average between 40 and 60 cm and even the Fire boat is experiencing substantial difficulties breaking ice at this point.  IN LIGHT OF THIS INFORMATION, WE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCESS THE SCHOOL THROUGH THE BILLY BISHOP AIRPORT FROM MONDAY, MARCH 2ND TO FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH.



  • ALL city-side students will be transported by school bus from the Jack Layton Ferry Docks (in front of Westin Hotel) to the Island School via the Airport Ferry Terminal.  Students will remain on the bus until arriving at the school.
  • Island-side students will continue to use the Line Bus to be transported to and from the Island School.
  • Hot lunch will be available to those students currently enrolled in the hot lunch program.
  • It is imperative that ALL city-side students arrive at the Jack Layton Ferry Docks before 8:00am ready to board the school bus in front of the Westin Hotel.  The school bus will leave SHARPLY at 8:10am with no exceptions in order to ensure that all three school busses arrive at the Airport Ferry dock at the designated time.  Late students will not be able to access the school bus once we depart!!!
  • If, for some reason, your child misses the 8:00am pick up then you will have to take your child through the airport yourself.  The only transportation is a City Line Bus (operated by the Parks & Recreation) which carries Islanders back and forth during freeze over.  The city line bus will drop students off at the end of the road leading to the school and children will walk in to the school. We do not recommend children crossing on their own, as we are not able to make alternative pick-ups and/or drop-offs during freeze-over.
  • Please make sure your child has visited the restroom before they board the bus as the travel time could be prolonged as we cross the airport ferry.

City-side Families 
  • We are asking that ALL city-side students (Kindergarten to Grade 6) meet the Island Staff at the Jack Layton Ferry Docks IN FRONT OF THE WESTIN HOTEL WHERE THE BUSSES WILL BE PARKED. Students will be able to board their bus as they arrive.
  • Parents please drop off your child before 8:00am SHARP.
  • We will depart from the docks by school bus at 8:10am SHARP.
  • ALL City-side Parents will be responsible for picking up their child on the city-side before 4:30pm at the Jack Layton Ferry docks in the warming area.

Island-side Families 
  • Island students can continue to take the Line Bus.
  • Ali and Shelagh will be on the 8:30am Line Bus from Ward’s.  The Line Bus will stop briefly in front of the school on Lakeshore Ave & Centre Island Park to allow students and staff to exit.
  • ALL Parents, from the Island will be responsible for picking up their child at Wards by 3:45pm.

We will continue to up-date our IPS Families as we received information and notifications from the Ferry Services.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through email or leaving a message at the school.  Thank you for your continued patience. 

Scott Woolford

Registering your child


Do you have a child born in 2011?  If you do, and you live within our catchment area, please call for an appointment to register your child for Junior Kindergarten, September 2015.

Registration is by appointment only at:

City side:  Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Loblaw, Queens Quay East,
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Island Public School:
February 10 - 12th
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

You will need to bring with you:
Your child's Birth Certificate &/or Passport
Immunization Records
Health Card
2 x proof of residency (ie - lease agreement, utility bill, government statements)

To register you must live in one of the following district addresses:

10 Queen's Quay West
10 Yonge St.
1 - 145 Queen's Quay West (Odd Numbers Only)
Harbour Square (all numbers)
Island Addresses

Contact the school for further information at (416) 393-1910.

If the TDSB determines that we are open for Optional Attendance
You may send your application

BY FAX ONLY to (416) 393-9346

Click here for further information about Kindergarten in the TDSB


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Hello everyone and welcome !

Welcome to Island Public/Natural Science School, Presently our school serves over 200 students. We are also a 'Community of Learners': students, staff and our community work together to learn together. We focus on academic excellence by providing our students with the skills that they will use later on in life. We achieve this by collaborating and working together to create an inclusive, safe, friendly and stimulating environment. All students, staff, parents/guardians and community members are valued and respected for their diversity and uniqueness. We teach acceptance, promote individuality and provide exemplary programming for our students by instilling critical thinking, self-discipline and a love of learning. We believe that all children can learn successfully and attain high levels of academic and social success.

A commitment to lifelong learning will continue to be the goal of our community.

Scott Woolford,

Hearing/Vision Clinic


Due to the ferry disruption and school relocation, the Hearing/Vision clinic at Island P.S. will be re-scheduled for sometime in the spring. We will keep you informed!

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