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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.
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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Park Public School

September 2016 Principal’s Message

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

A warm welcome to all students, families, and staff returning to Nelson Mandela Park PS. The first day of school is around the corner and is filled with excitement, sometimes a little anxiety and lots of possibilities!  It is a fresh start for all and we hope everybody has had a restful summer, so they are coming back to school ready to work hard.  Students should be ready to come to school and give their best effort.  We as a school want to ensure we create an environment where each child's full potential is maximized, and that all our students are given lots of opportunities to explore, discover, and learn.  As a school we are committed to "Building a Culture of Caring". More than a slogan this means we as a school community of students, parents/caregivers and staff have to come together to work jointly to ensure excellent outcomes for our children.  An important part of promoting excellence is having good communication.  Please know that we operate with an open door policy so please feel free to come in the school to celebrate the great things happening in our building and also ask any questions you may have including sharing any concerns.  If we are not available to meet you can always call the school at 416-393-1620 to set up an appointment time or email Principal Kandankery at jason.kandankery@tdsb.on.ca.

For new and returning families to help guide you around some school start up routines and procedures we have attached a PDF copy of the Parent Package we send home with all students the first day of school.  You will find this link by clicking on the lefthand side of the screen Parents Menu.  You can also find a link on the same page to the agenda inserts we give to all students which lists further information about the school.

A great way to keep connected with the school is to follow Principal Kandankery's Twitter account: @jjktoronto.  Through twitter we post reminders and happenings at school. Thank you for your support and we look forward to an excellent year of working together!

Jason Kandankery

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Welcome to our school website. As part of the Toronto District School Board, we value
  • each and every student;
  • a strong public education system;
  • a partnership of students, schools, family and community;
  • the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community;
  • the commitment and skills of our staff;
  • equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and
  • learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful.
At Nelson Mandela Park Public School, we are committed to building a "Culture of Caring" that allows all of our students to reach their maximum potential. Our "Culture of Caring" means:

We care about quality teaching and learning for all of our students;
We care about having high expectations for all of our students;
We care about social justice, and making our world a better place.


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