PHONE NUMBER: (416) 396-5595

GRADE RANGE: JK to 8

Port Royal Public School's Mission Statement

Port Royal, a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school, opened in 1992. The school is named after Samuel de Champlain's Port Royal Habitation (1605), the first permanent settlement in Canada. Today, Port Royal is a Parks Canada National Historic Site in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Our wonderful students are very proud of their school, that they will tell you, is the best school in Toronto! We serve a supportive community that has high expectations for  educational success and achievement.

With an enrolment of approximately 400 students, Port Royal has over 30 staff.  Port Royal is home of "The Panthers."  We have earned many sports championships.  We have an instrumental music program that has produced excellent Junior and Senior Bands and various Dance Groups. Our community partner, the YMCA Daycare, shares space in our school building and provides daycare services for our neighbourhood. The Settlement Worker provides support to our newcomer families.  We also have other community Partnerships though Malvern Community Centre and Crescent School.

School Focus For This School Year

We will continue to improve literacy through our school-wide guided reading block and will be looking at purchasing new math resources that are responsive to current learning trends. We promote student leadership through Student Council, Me to We, Eco Schools and Safety Patrollers.  We are an ECO school working towards platinum standing. 

More Information About Port Royal Public School

Literacy

Our goal is to have the vast majority of students achieving at the Provincial standard of Level 3. We will focus our efforts to help move students to achieve at a higher level. Some of the strategies and actions we will use are: higher-order thinking skills (e.g. reasoning, analysing, drawing conclusions); asking better questions; and giving descriptive feedback.

Numeracy

Our goal is that most students will be able to demonstrate their thinking in open response while problem solving at level 3. Kindergarten to Grade 8 students will participate in problem solving activities and learn to use manipulatives.

Pathways

Our goal is to improve our reading scores such that the vast majority of students are achieving at or above the provincial standard of level 3. Some of the strategies and actions we will use are: early identification, implementing a comprehensive literacy program, differentiated instruction,  reading clubs and after school mentoring

Community Culture and Caring

Student safety is our priority. We have implemented Safety Patrollers in partnership with Toronto Police. We also support our community through the Settlement Worker food drives, fundraising and the Newcomer's Club.

Student Life - Where You Belong

GO TEAM

Students at Port Royal are provided with a range of co-curricular activities which can enhance and reinforce the regular program and curriculum. Participating in these types of activities allows students to further develop social skills, learn new skills, discover hidden talents and can enhance their leadership potential. Some of the Co-curricular's that are offered at Port Royal are:
 
Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Flag Football
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Intramural's

Clubs

  • Eco-schools
  • Me to We
  • Student Council

The Arts

  • Band
  • Dance Groups 

WHAT SETS US APART

Here at Port Royal we teach and celebrate the many strengths of all of our students.  We have a caring staff who put the needs of the students first. We have a number of championship banners that hang in the gym that attest to our athletic ability. Our artistic creativity is shown by the artwork in the classrooms and the halls, as well as in our many musical and dance performances.  We are so proud of all of the many talents of our students and staff!

PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Parent Involvement

  • School Council 
  • Assistance by parent volunteers in classrooms, library, excursions & special events
  • Volunteers who organize a variety of fundraising and special school/community events

Community Links

  • Crescent School
  • Malvern Community Centre
  • Sizeable contributions to charitable organizations made by the school
  • Co-op site for students from local high schools, community colleges and universities
  • Scientists in the School visit every grade
  • Guidance Counsellor, that provides guidance in making appropriate choices for high school