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Kindergarten at First Nations School

The Kindergarten program at First Nations School is a child-centred and culturally relevant. For First Nations people it provides an opportunity for Native children to learn about Anishinabe cultural traditions in a nurturing, caring environment. Children learn within a circle of caring that includes family, caregivers, community and the children themselves.

Children learn about the teachings and ways of their people through becoming engaged physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually in play based programs that include music, songs, games, stories and dances of Anishinabe culture.


Kindergarten Registration Information
If your child will turn 4 before December 30, 2014, he/she is eligible to attend Full-Day Junior Kindergarten in September 2014. Registration Week for First Nations School is Monday February 3 to Friday February 14. Feel free to contact the school at any time to inquire about a space for September.

Principal: Lisa Zwicker
935 Dundas St. East (Broadview and Dundas)
Phone: 416-393-0555
Fax: 416-393-0552

Spaces are given on a first come, first serve basis. Due to limited spaces, sibling rules do not apply.


First Nations School of Toronto

History
First Nations Public School (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8) is located at 935 Dundas Street at Broadview Avenue. In 1977, the school was called Wandering Spirit Survival School and was designated as an alternative school. In 1983, the school was recognized by the Toronto Board as a Cultural Survival/Native Way program instead of an alternative school. In 1989, the program was renamed First Nations School of Toronto (FNST).

School Focus
The focus of the First Nations School is to offer a tradition-based curriculum that meets the requirements set by the Parent Council, the Toronto District School Board and the Ontario Ministry of Education. First Nations Public School is unique in that Native values, spirituality, culture and Ojibwe language are integrated throughout the school curriculum.

The goal is to ensure that urban Native children will have the opportunity to learn about their heritage and the traditional Anishinaabe cultural perspective while acquiring the skills necessary to survive in today`s world. While a large base of the student population of First Nations School is of Anishinaabe ancestry the school welcomes children of all backgrounds.

Supporting Aboriginal Voices Across the Curriculum
Currently there are approximately 60 students who attend the First Nations School of Toronto. Students of First Nations School of Toronto enjoy a culturally enriched program that incorporates some of the following programs: 

  • Native Second Language program
  • Music: Native traditional singing and drumming
  • Dance and movement: Native tradition
  • Community feasts

School Address
935 Dundas St. East, Toronto, M4M 1RM
Tel: 416-393-0555
Fax: 416-393-0552

Principal: Lisa Zwicker

For more information on the First Nations School of Toronto and the programs and courses offered click on
First Nations School of Toronto.

Eastview Jr. Public School

Overview
Eastview Jr. Public School is a Junior public school providing instruction from Grades 1 to 8  and is located in the vicinity of Morningside Avenue and Lawrence Avenue in Scarborough. Eastview has a large community of Aboriginal children and has been a leader in developing Native education programs in an urban setting.

School Address and Contact Information
20 Waldock Street
West Hill, M1E 2E5
Tel: 416-396-6210
Fax: 416-396-6214

Principal: Ken Morden
Vice-Principal: Eckleton Richards

Supporting Aboriginal Voices Across the Curriculum
Eastview Jr. Public School offers Aboriginal studies across the curriculum through specific programs and support initiatives such as:

  • The Native Second Language Program from JK to Grade 6 (Ojibwe)
  • Storytelling workshops (guest storytellers interacting with students) (Gr.1-6)
  • Native drumming and dance group

For more information about the school and the programs offered click on Eastview Jr. Public School for a link to the Toronto District School Board's alphabetical listing of elementary schools.

Leslieville Jr. Public School

Overview
Leslieville is a Junior public school providing instruction from Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 6 and has approximately 460 students. Leslieville has been located in the Leslieville community in Toronto's east end since the late 1800's.

School Address and Contact Information
254 Leslie St.
Toronto, M4M 3C9
Tel: 416-393-9480
Fax: 416-393-0266

Principal: Leasa Adams

Supporting Aboriginal Voices Across the Curriculum
Lesliville Junior Public School offers a Native Second Language Program from JK to Grade 6 (Ojibwe).

For more information about the school and the programs offered click on Leslieville Junior Public School for a link to the Toronto District School Boards alphabetical listing of elementary schools.

Duke of Connaught Public School

Overview
Duke of Connaught is a K-8 public school providing instruction from Jr. Kindergarten to Grade 8. It currently has approximately 780 students. Duke of Connaught is located near Queen & Greenwood  in Toronto's east end where it has served the community since 1914.

School Address and Contact Information
70 Woodfield Road
Toronto, M4L 2W6
Tel: 416-393-9455
Fax: 416-393-9458

Principal: Beverly O'Brien

Vice-Principals: John Kyriazis and Georgia Koziol


Supporting Aboriginal Voices Across the Curriculum
Duke of Connaught Public School offers a Native Second Language Program to students in Grade 7 & 8.

For more information about the school and the programs offered click on Duke of Connaught Junior Public School for a link to the Toronto District School Board's alphabetical listing of elementary schools.

Riverdale Collegiate Institute

School Address and Contact Information
1094 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, M4M 2A1
Tel: 416-393-9820
Fax: 416-393-0988

Principal: Kenn Harvey

Vice-Principal(s): Trevor Bullen

 
Supporting Aboriginal Voices Across the Curriculum
Currently Riverdale Collegiate Institute is the only Secondary school in the Toronto District School Board that offers the Native Second Language Program at all four language levels.

For more information about the school and the programs offered click on Riverdale Collegiate Institute for a link to the Toronto District School Board's alphabetical listing of secondary schools.

Native Learning Centre - Jarvis Collegiate & Native Child and Family Services Toronto

The Native Learning Centre is a partnership that was developed in 1998 between Native Child and Family Services and the Toronto District School Board. The program provides opportunities for re-entry for students of Native ancestry. The program is an highly individualized one, designed to support students working toward high school graduation or apprenticeship programs.
 
School Address and Contact Information
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
464 Yonge Street Suite 201 
Toronto, Ontario
M4Y 1W9
Telephone: 416-969 8510 
Fax: 416-969-9251
Coordinator: Bill Schmut

For more detailed information on the Native Learning Centre and the programs offered contact Native Child and Family Services of Toronto. For more information about the Native Child and Family Services of Toronto and the services and programs they provide find a link for their webpage on our Community Resources and Links.*

Native Learning Centre - Scarborough

The Native Learning Centre - Scarborough is for secondary students in grades 9 to 12.

School Address

156 Galloway Road
Scarborough, ON
416-393-6981


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