Nelson Mandela Park Public School (Gr JK - 08)
440 Shuter St, Toronto, ON
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (b. 1918) is a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Prior to his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist and the leader of the African National Congress's armed wing. The South African courts convicted him on charges of sabotage and other crimes committed while he led the movement against apartheid. Mandela served 27 years in prison. Following his release from prison in February 1990, Mandela supported reconciliation and negotiation, and helped lead the transition towards multi-racial democracy in South Africa. Mandela has received more than 250 awards over four decades, most notably the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela Park Public School is currently undergoing a rebuild and we are temporarily housed at 20 Regent Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3N6 until our school is ready. Please stay tuned for an upcoming announcement of our move back in date.
Model Schools for Inner City
Nelson Mandela Park PS is a part of the Model Schools for Inner City initiative. To achieve the goals of this initiative, we adhere to the five following essential components: 1) Innovative teaching and learning practices. 2) Support Services to meet the social, emotional, and physical well-being of our students. 3) The continued outreach necessary for the school to become the heart of the community.
4) Research, review, and evaluation of students and programs. 5) Commitment to share successful practice.
We believe that staff, students, parents and community are all members of a learning community. We strive to affirm the social justice values that Nelson Mandela represents. We value clear and effective communication; ongoing partnerships between school, parents and community; academic development resulting from appropriately challenging and engaging experiential learning experiences; fostering leadership in all members of our community; equity and diversity through learning opportunities that promote social justice; and a collaborative environment in which staff help, support and respect each other.
Our Literacy goals are to promote student achievement in reading, writing and oral language development through comprehensive literacy programming. With continual support, our emphasis will be on thinking critically as well as constructing and communicating knowledge from a wide variety of sources.
Our Numeracy goals are to ensure student success through the use of problem solving skills and the ability to reason and prove. Students will develop reflective practices and the ability to choose appropriate mathematical strategies. Students will develop the abilities to justify and communicate their thinking and ideas clearly.
To ensure smooth and successful transitions, we will strive to offer multiple opportunities for students to experience success. Through innovative and experiential programming, students will engage meaningfully in their learning.
Parent and Community Engagement
Our school will focus on having ongoing, effective communication strategies that engage parents, individuals, community groups, and organizations in school life at Nelson Mandela Park Public School. We believe our school is the heart of the community and education serves to empower all community members.