Bliss Carman Senior Public School (Gr 07 - 08)
E Rebecca Hollingsworth-Moffitt
10 Bellamy Rd S, Scarborough, ON
Bliss Carman (1861 – 1929) was a preeminent Canadian poet. Born William Bliss Carman in Fredericton, New Brunswick, he published under the name "Bliss Carman," although the "Bliss" is his mother's surname. In his time, he was arguably Canada's best known poet, and was dubbed by some the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada."
Bliss Carman Senior Public School is dedicated to serving the wide variety of needs exhibited by early adolescent students. We have a strong belief in inclusive education and we support that belief through our academic programmes, a variety of co-curricular programmes and student support and leadership opportunities.
The school is named after William Bliss Carman (1861 - 1929), the Poet Laureate of Canada. The building is over 30 years old and in excellent condition, due to the efforts of our caretaking staff, Board maintenance staff, teachers and students. We are located at Kingston Road and Bellamy Road South, and serve a large, multi-ethnic community.Read more
Our school has a committed and active School Council that supports all School Improvement initiatives and outreach to our parents.
We have the regular and on-going support of a S.E.P.T. (Settlement and Education Partnerships in Toronto) worker who supports new immigrant families to our school. Our students and families also benefit from the regular and on-going programmes that we access through the EIR (Engineer in Residence), Youthlink, YWCA, Itinerant Behaviour Team and Toronto Police.
The Bliss Carman staff is reflective of the diversity of our students. It is an effective team - teachers, caretakers, business and operations staff, administrators, support staff, parents - that is committed to supporting our students and their success.
Our students, a delightful mix of cultures from around the world, participate in the wide variety of academic, co-curricular and leadership opportunities provided. Our students distinguish themselves by their strong leadership and commitment to Social Justice issues.
We have implemented Teaching Learn Critical Pathways and have been working as Grade Teams in Professional Learning Communities to set strategic goals to improve our Grade 7 & 8 Reading scores. We have implemented Literacy blocks and our Library Partners in Action programme is designed to support our Literacy objectives. Read more about Literacy
We have implemented Numeracy blocks by grade and are working towards the implementation of 3 part lessons and inquiry-based problem-solving approaches. We are also supporting our students learning through the use of manipulatives.
The implementation Differentiated Instruction across the curriculum has been a focus as we participate in the M.I. Lead project. We have a Family of Schools Student Success Committee that tracks students as they transition from feeder schools as well as students as they transition from our schools to secondary programmes.
Community, Culture and Caring
Bliss Carman has established a comprehensive Student Support structure that monitors and tracks all students and provides programmes and supports to address identified needs. We have established partnerships and provide programmes to students and families through local Community Agencies such as YWCA, Youthlink, TPS.