Guildwood Jr. P.S. has been a vibrant part of the local community since it opened as a K - 8 school in 1959. The name Guildwood is associated with the historic "Guild of All Arts" which was founded at the Guild Inn. The school has been the centre of an established neighbourhood for over fifty years.
Our school has a computer lab, library resource room, gym with stage, enclosed courtyard and a large playground. There is a daycare centre for school aged and pre-school children in the school.
Our staff consists of a principal, 10 teachers and 5 FTE support staff. Primary & Junior students receive Arts and Physical Education instruction from specialized teachers. Our itinerant Band teacher provides additional music support.
June 28, 2017
Guildwood Jr. P.S. Receives the
Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools!
We are proud to announce that Guildwood Junior Public School was declared the recipient of the Premier's Awards for Accepting Schools. This award began in 2010-2011, across the province of Ontario and serves to recognize 10 teams across the province that foster exceptional and innovative work in creating a safe, inclusive environment for all students.
The three key points that were highlighted in our nomination were: our Eco-Platinum status which we have held for 12 years, our commitment to supporting students above and beyond the classroom, and our equity and inclusion education practices. To make this achievement even more special, we received a special visit from Education Minister, The Honourable Mitzie Hunter, MPP Scarborough-Guildwood. Thank you to all staff, students, community partners and parents who continue to support the amazing work we do at Guildwood Junior Public School. More information about this award is available here: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/award.html
Our amazing team members were (left to right):
• Gord Griffiths (Head Caretaker)
• Rose Mitchell-Spohn (Community Rep.)
• Lorraine Andrews (Eco Rep.)
• Lesa Isaacs (Special Needs Assistant)
• Shalomi Chinniah (Teacher)
• Rian Bhoolai (Teacher)
• Razia Mangalie-Soto (Team Lead, Teacher)
• Mitzie Hunter (Education Minister, The Honourable Mitzie Hunter, MPP Scarborough-Guildwood)
• Ola Salata (Student Rep.)
• Eckleton Richards Jr. (Principal)
• Eric Halen (POR, Teacher)
• Kerry Lepicek (Community Rep.)
• Chris Faulkner (School Council Chair)
• Heather James (Public Health)
• Kip Wigmore (Teacher)
• Christine Tetreault (School Council Vice-Chair)
• Fonda Zettler (Model Schools CSW) - Not in Picture
• Stacey Halliday (Community Rep.) - Not in Picture
Ms. Lorraine Andrews
Awarded with the Bruce Daley Environmental Award
Each year, since 2001, Hillside has honoured a school or staff member(s) with the Bruce Daley Environmental Award. This award was originally created to recognize and honour the contributions of Bruce Daley, a former principal in our board, who believed strongly in environmentalism.
This award is given to a school, or staff member(s) (teachers, OA, caretakers, ECE, etc.) who display leadership in promoting and encouraging environmental awareness and activism within the school community.
Recipients will receive a plaque for their school and another plaque will be displayed at Hillside with the names of all previous Award Winners.
Criteria for the award are:
1. provide opportunities for students to experience the natural world outdoors;
2. foster engagement in outdoor activities to benefit the physical, mental and social health of students;
3. facilitate and cultivate a sense of efficacy and care for community while nourishing common sense and reconnection outdoors;
4. display a willingness to foster links positive environmental choices.