Ossington/Old Orchard Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
380 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON
In 1957, Old Orchard School was opened; a year later a second building was constructed, called New Orchard School. In 1961, the two schools were separated and the New Orchard School was renamed Ossington Public School. In 1973, with declining enrolment, the two schools were merged again as Ossington/Old Orchard Public School.
DIVERSITY - as of September 2010
While the majority of our students have English as their home language, about a half are of other language backgrounds. Chinese and Portuguese are the two larger non-English language groups represented. Read more about DIVERSITY - as of September 2010
VARIED MUSIC PROGRAMS
OOOPS has a specialist Music Teacher who delivers Kodaly methodologies and an ORFF-based music program to all students. We also offer, through the Itinerant Music Instructors, Steel Pan, Band and Strings. The class programs are enhanced by Recorder Club and Primary /Junior Choirs. Student talent is showcased at Winter and Spring Concerts.
At OOOPS, Physical and Health Education is delivered by a Physical and Health Education specialist. Our teachers offer a wide variety of Sports' Teams for our boys and girls and our students participate yearly in Cross Country Running and Track & Field.
CO AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Drama/Dance/Movement workshops for students
Prologue to the Performing Arts Special Presentations
Clubs (Knitting, Boys to Men, Arts & Crafts, Homework, Chess, Board Games)