Winchester Junior and Senior Public School (Gr SK - 08)
"Winchester's the place to be!" "Winchester, c'est mon
Winchester Public School, a SK-8 elementary school, has been serving the students of the Cabbagetown and St. James Town neighbourhoods since 1874. The diverse student population represents over 40 countries and languages, with Tamil students composing the largest non-English speaking group.
Winchester is transitioning to a single track French Immersion Centre for SK – grade 6. We offer a dual track in English and French for grades 7 and 8. We place a strong emphasis on ensuring a safe, welcoming, and respectful learning environment where all students can and will learn.
Edible School Garden
The garden also has student art and sculptures, and a rain catchment system. Open to the community in the summer, it provides programs for all ages.
Silver Eco School
We work in close partnership with Green Thumbs Growing Kids so that the language, arts, and science curriculum is enhanced through experiential learning in our garden. We have an active Eco Club and opportunities for hands-on projects in our Science and Tech Lab.
Our recently renovated library is the hub of our school. From 8:00 a.m., it is open for students to use and enjoy and also get help with homework and assignments. We have an extensive collection of books in English and French. Our librarian partners with teachers in order to enrich the curriculum and provide the resources that students need.
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We value arts opportunities. Itinerant teachers help our students develop their skills in orff, recorders, steel pans, string and band instruments. We partner with Luminato Artists and last year, student work was displayed in local venues. In collaboration with Inner City Angels, students painted a mural and created a mosaic of a northern skyscape for our front foyer.