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PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME

Hello everyone and welcome !

Welcome to Island Public/Natural Science School, located on scenic Centre Island. Presently our school serves over 200 students. Many of our students live in the city and take the ferry across each day to come to school and other students live on Ward and Algonquin Islands.

We are 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. Providing rich opportunities through Language, Math, the Arts, Science and Social Studies creates a prolific learning context for children to experiment, explore and ultimately demonstrate their learning in a positive and powerful way.

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach them to learn by creating curiosity, they will continue the learning process as long as they live. ~Clay P. Bedford

Enjoy the journey!
Scott Woolford

Registering your child

If you live within our catchment area,

please call the school for an appointment

 

416 393-1910

If you live at one of the following addresses, you may register your child for school at Island Public School:

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

 

Please note: the Winter ferry schedule starts October 14, 2014

City students in grades 1 to 6 take the 8:30 a.m. ferry to Wards, and our kindergarten students take the 9:00 a.m. ferry to Wards.    Island families meet the 8:40 a.m. bus at Wards. 

During the winter, ferries will only be operating on a limited schedule to Wards island.  Please visit the City of Toronto website for their schedule.

Join School Council!

MONDAY NOV. 3rd - IPS School Council presents: Parenting with Brains: Parenting Strategies That Help Your Child's Brain Function.  An evening presentation with parenting expert and author Jennifer Kolari.  Join us beforehand for light refreshments and a chance to mingle with fellow IPS parents beginning at 6pm. The presentation will begin at 7pm.  Location is 77/99 Habour Square, Party Room on the 10th Floor. For more details, please visit the website at:  http://ipsschoolcouncil.com/

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