Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Park PS

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Welcome to the Nelson Mandela Park PS Web site.  We are committed to "building a Culture of Caring" at our school where each and every student is provided with the supports they need to reach their full potential.  For this year, our School Improvement Plan focuses on the following:

Student Achievement

Literacy – continue to focus on daily or near daily Guided Reading.

Increase time spent doing Shared and Guided Writing with a focus on different forms of writing.

Numeracy – implementation of TDSB Expected Practices in Numeracy document.  We will begin with a focus on doing 3 part lessons in Math.

Use of Jump workbooks to support learning at home as opposed to being the focal point of math learning in the classroom.


Change in start time to reduce lates by assisting students who are responsible for their siblings in the morning.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) project to promote further inclusion of Special Needs students.

Focus on learning about First Nations people.


The Implementation of Zones of Regulation in all GR K-6 classes.

Use of mindfulness practices (yoga, Minds Up activities, positive mindsets, etc) in GR 7-8.

If anybody has any questions about our School Improvement Plan or any other matter please come and talk to us at the school or call us at 416-393-1620.  Thank you for your support.

Jason Kandankery       Diana FitzGerald
Principal                       Vice-Principal


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.