Earl Grey Senior Public School's Mission Statement
Earl Grey is a triple-track school offering French Immersion, Extended French and English programs. We have two Special Education programs, which offer self-contained intensive support to our students in the LD or ASD classes. We also offer a Home-school Program. We have a very active and supportive School Council whose members meet once a month and support the school with fundraising activities, volunteer time and outreach on issues of importance to the school community.
The original school opened in 1910 and was named after the Fourth Earl Grey, the ninth Governor General of Canada (term 1904-1911). The Canadian football trophy "The Grey Cup" was named in his honour. Our current building was opened in 1962 to provide specialized facilities for Grade 7 and 8 students. On November 6th, 2010, Earl Grey celebrated its 100th Anniversary with a reunion celebration, which was attended by over 400 people.
More Information About Earl Grey Senior Public School
As an Eco School, we work hard to maintain composting, recycling, energy conservation and waste reduction at our school. Our EcoTeam is dedicated to reducing waste at Earl Grey and raising awareness about issues concerning the health of our planet. We teach Eco Literacy and plan to achieve Gold status.
Earl Grey supports a wide range of University, College and High School Co-op placements, including teacher candidates, and child and youth workers. We share partnerships with the Eastview Community Centre and The Daily Food Bank.
Technology in the Classroom
At Earl Grey, our School Council and our teachers recognize the benefits that technology provides for engaging students in learning and allowing them to enhance and communicate their understanding. We continue to look for innovative ways to utilize technology as a teaching and learning tool in the classroom.
The Arts at Earl Grey
- Focus on Equity and Social Justice
- Design Tech. & Family Studies
- Qualified Music Teacher
- Active Student Council
- Extensive sports teams
- ECO Team
Student Life - Where You Belong
WHAT SETS US APART
As a triple-track school, we are a complex and busy place. Our diverse students come from 7 feeder schools making us diverse racially, culturally and socio-economically. Over 30% of the day is spent with a Core teacher who teaches Language, History/Geography (semestered) and Drama. Core teachers focus their units on social justice issues, enriched by speakers, field trips, visiting artists and drama. For the remaining portion of the timetable, students take full advantage of our amazing facility. They are taught Math, Science, Core French, Core English, Music, Family Studies, STEM, Visual Arts, Aquatics and Health and Physical Education. We also offer an awesome array of co-curricular activities that are team and club based that occur daily at Earl Grey.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
We have an active School Council that meets monthly. They serve on Ward 15 Council and support the school with fundraising activities and school improvement planning. We have always had support from our community on maintaining Earl Grey's Eco initiatives. Our community partners are numerous and we value our work with them.