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Bliss Carman Senior Public School's Mission Statement

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. 

Bliss Carman Sr. policies are clearly outlined for our students and parents in an agenda provided for every student. All school policies reflect and complement Board policies, including those referring to bullying, harassment, discrimination, internet use and safe schools.

We Care

The Bliss Carman Sr. 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. 

More Information About Bliss Carman Senior Public School


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 and writing scores. We are implementing Reading/Writing Workshops in many classrooms and our Library Partners in Action programme is designed to support our literacy objectives.

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.


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 as well as accessing our Family of Schools math coach.

This year our achievement goal is around problem solving in mathematics across the strands. Our teachers are engaging in self-directed and school-selected professional development and professional learning communities around this important skill.


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 new student support structure called the Turn Around Program . This program  is aimed at identifed students and provides an opportuinty to work with Guidance and teachers to identify preferred learning styles and practice goal setting strategies.

Additional Features

  • Band and Strings Music programmes
  • Student Leadership Programmes
  • Co-Curricular Sports and Clubs
  • Future Aces and Character Education
  • Monthly Recognition Assemblies
  • Martial Arts after school program
  • Hip Hop after school dance program

Student Life - Where You Belong


Women in Politics
Young Women on the Move
Girls Anti-Bullying Seminar
Winter Activity Day
SWAAG-Peer Tutoring
Ultimate Class Trip- building anti-bullying, respect, teamwork, and perseverance strategies


Student Leadership:  ESP, Me to We, F.A.C.E, SAC
Camp Muskoka
College Liaison (Canadore College)
Seeds in Residence (Queen's University)
School website
SMART boards
Family of School Transitions Committee
Student Support Team (Itinerant Behaviour Team)
Future Aces Conference
Hearing and Vision Clinics
International Fun in Team Athletics- fitness assessments
School wide mural  paintings with professional artist


R.H.King leadership student volunteers
Junior Achievement Program
S.E.P.T. - Settlement and Education Partnerships in Toronto
"The Bliss Carman Scribe", monthly newsletter
Curriculum Night, music nights, parent information evenings , parent workshops 
School Council: monthly meetings, welcome BBQ, parent outreach, fundraising, Book fair, Gr. 7 year end celebration, Gr. 8 graduation, staff appreciation, participation in Ward Forums