Principal's Message

Principal's Message


Dorset Park Students care about their school, their community and the world. We are a K- Grade 8 school that includes 4 ISP (Intensive Support) classes as apart of our school community. They include a Diagnostic Kindergarten Class, a Primary DD Class, Junior DD Class and an Intermediate DD class.

This year, our intermediate students partnered with the Momiji Japanese Cultural Centre - a retirement home that services the elderly of Japanese descent. It was a rich time of connection and learning between cultures and generations.

Students have taken the lead to re-instate the Eco-Club which led initiatives such as the school yard cleanup, energy use awareness and the promotion of litter-free lunches. Well done!

Our students enjoy hands-on learning experiences such as inquiry-based learning, hosting Scientists in the Schools, raising chicks and butterflies and outdoor learning. They also enjoy getting out in the community - now that we finally can - to explore and get active.

Our library is a welcoming and vibrant space. This year students have enjoyed creating in our maker space as well as making connections between their classroom and the library. We have edited all of our resources to ensure they are current and Culturally Relevant and Responsive (CRRP). Do you have a book suggestion? Let us know. We would be happy to consider adding it to our growing library.

Our students love their sports! This year, students have had the opportunity to play volleyball, bordenball, basketball, soccer, badminton, ultimate frisbee, rugby as well as competing in cross-country and various track and field events at Birchmount and Variety Village. Thank you to the many teachers who have given their time to organize and run these events.

We are especially excited to see our new enclosed playground structure being bult to accommodate the physical and learning needs of the students in our four ISP (Intensive Support Program) classes! We are hoping that it will be completed before the end of the 2022 - 2023 school year. 

This year, the intermediate students were a part of the "Be the Change" project where students in the regular stream have learn about the learning strengths and needs of the students in the ISP programs. 

Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning 'humanity to others'. It is often described as reminding us that 'I am what I am because of who we all are'.  Umbutu values life, dignity, compassion, humaneness harmony and reconciliation. At Dorset Park we strive to show respect and compassion to all in our school community.

We value our volunteers. Thank you to the many parents/caregivers, police officers, retired teachers and community helpers who have given of their time to come read with our students and support them in the various initiatives we have introduced at our school. If you would like to volunteer, please contact our main office: 416-396-6205.

Our primary method of communicating with parents/caregivers is through email. Please ensure we have your most recent email in our system so you can stay informed of the goings on at Dorset Park.

If you need to reach me directly, please send me an email at 


Ms. Hammond