Possible Bus Driver Strike (First Student - Markham Division)
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The Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board are experiencing school bus delays. In particular, parents of students who use Attridge Transportation, Wheelchair Accessible Transit or Sharp Bus Lines should expect significant delays and the possibility that some buses may not be running due to an unanticipated bus driver shortage. We are working to fix this issue as soon as possible.
Latest updates on bus service delays
Letter to Parents/Guardians of Students Affected by School Bus Disruptions

Inspirational Math

Inspirational Math Days at the Island Public School

We are so excited to share with you our version of the "Week of Inspirational Math" (WIM). This school-wide initiative from Kindergarten to Grade 6 students involved in 5 math open inquiry lessons! Implementing these Inspirational Math days stems from staff building upon teaching practices that develop a Growth Mindset when students approach new learning.

IPS Twitter

Follow the principal, Mr. Woolford on Twitter!
His Twitter handle is @IPS_Mr_Woolford
The purpose of the account is not only to provide timely and accurate information of school events and activities but also to provide families with an opportinity to become further engaged in the school community. 

Click here to sign-up for a Twitter account.


Welcome to the Island Public Natural Science School!

Presently our school serves over 225 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 & inquiry, 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,


Ferry Schedule

Change in Ferry Schedule as of October 11, 2016

  • City-side Grades 1 to 6 students will take the 8:30am ferry to Ward's Island to meet school bus
  • City-side Kindergarten students will take the 9:00am ferry to Ward's Island to meet the school bus
  • Island-side students will meet the 8:30am school bus at Wards Island Ferry Dock or Algonquin Bridge
  • Please note that the Winter Ferry Schedule has limited runs. If you require further information, please contact the school @ 416-393-1910

Join School Council!

School Council Mission Statement

To enhance Communication, create Involvement, foster Community, and provide Fundraising support to IPNSS school community.

Please visit the website at:  http://ipsschoolcouncil.com/



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(416) 393-1910

30 Centre Island Pk
Toronto, ON
M5J 2E9

Superintendent: Jane Phillips-Long
Trustee: Chris Moise

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