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Thorncliffe Park Public School's Mission Statement

The Gr. 1 - 5 student population represents 47 countries.
We are committed to providing every student with a high standard of education through excellence in teaching and the promotion of strong community partnerships.
1. Improve student achievement in literacy and numeracy
2. Ensure a safe and caring school environment
3. Work in partnership with our parents and our community

Focus on Literacy

We are committed to building a solid language foundation for all of our students, many of whom are newcomers to Canada.  We recognize that it often takes five to seven years for a student to become academically proficient in a second language.  We use a variety of strategies and supports to develop literacy in all its forms. 

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- Implement balanced literacy block for all students
- Model and explicitly teach reading comprehension strategies
- Continue to augment school library resources 


- Incorporate the use of Math Learning Carpets, 3-Part Lessons, problem solving strategies, and a variety of manipulatives to teach and reinforce numeracy skills and concepts
- Update resources and technology
- Provide professional development to refine teachers' skills in the areas of planning, delivery and assessment


- In-School Support Team meetings to review and make programming recommendations for individual students
- Resource and ESL Teams and ISP Programs
- Professional development on Differentiated Instruction
- Transition meetings with receiving and sending schools

Community, Culture and Caring

- Agents of Change Club and Character Development initiatives; Roots of Empathy; Toronto Police Services School Program
- Parent Lending Library; Newcomer Intake Welcome; DVWON Parent workshops
- Ongoing collaboration with the School Council

Additional Features

  • Strong Community Partnerships
  • Breakfast and Snack Programs
  • Moorelands After-School Program
  • Eco-School
  • Priority Schools Initiative
  • International Languages Program
  • Parent Lending Library
  • Extra-Curricular Programs

Student Life - Where You Belong


A student's life at Thorncliffe is very exciting as every day we learn something new. Thorncliffe offers many learning opportunities and activities.  What I really like about my school is the visual arts program.  The teachers and principals are very kind and patient and teach you really well to get prepared for your life. ~ Huma (5B)
Thorncliffe Park P.S. is a very big school, but it is a peaceful, safe place with friendly people from all over the world.  We have lots of clubs, sports, activities, helpful ambassadors, a Breakfast Club and two of the best climbers in our playground.  It's a great place to gather! ~ Mohammed (5A)
Our school is  multicultural and this means that you can have friends from all around the world.  There are so many kids to play with at recess.  There is no way to get bored at Thorncliffe Park as there are millions of different things to do. ~ Aisha (5E)


"Together We Can" is our motto
1400 students and close to 120 staff
95% of our students speak a first language other than English and our diversity is reflected in the variety of languages spoken which include Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Czech, Dari, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Kurdish, Kutchi, Mandarin, Marathi, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sindhi, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Tagalog, Telugu, Tigrinya,Turkish and Urdu
Variety of programs and community partnerships
Our staff engage in ongoing professional learning opportunities
Strong focus on literacy
Excellent Arts and Physical Education programs


- School Council
- Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (T.N.O.)
- Volunteer Program
- Class Field Trips
- Newcomer Welcome Program
- School Settlement Worker
- Moorelands After School Program
- Toronto Police Services, 53 Division
- Toronto Public Library, Thorncliffe Branch
- Jenner Jean-Marie Community Centre