Swansea Junior and Senior Public School's Mission Statement
Swansea School is located south of Bloor Street and west of High Park. It has a history of over a hundred years. The school has an enrolment of approximately 950 students. Their ethnic backgrounds are highly diverse and the school takes every opportunity to celebrate its diversity.
Swansea Public School is a community of staff, students and parents who work collaboratively to promote a safe and respectful learning environment, where all students have the opportunity to achieve their potential.
We are dedicated to fostering a welcoming, safe and respectful community where all individuals strive for academic excellence and participate co-operatively in all aspects of school life.
Extended French Program
Extended French is a program in which French is not only taught as a subject but also serves as the language of instruction in other subjects such as Social Studies, and selections from The Arts. English Language Arts, as well as Mathematics and Science are taught in English.
Students may apply to enter this program at either grade 4 or grade 7.
More Information About Swansea Junior and Senior Public School
There is a variety of computer technologies available for students to use in classroom: smartboards, data projectors/elmos, chromebooks, iPads, and desktop computers. We also have Read and Write Gold and Smart Ideas to support student work.
Swansea's music program exposes students to music from many styles and historical periods, and a variety of vocal and instrumental options. All students are actively involved in creating, performing, dancing, singing, and playing Orff and percussion instruments from around the world. Students in the junior grades learn the recorder and the senior classes play guitar.
Itinerant music instructors provided by the TDSB Music Department teach junior and senior strings and band on a withdrawal basis to students in grades 5 to 8. Extracurricular opportunities vary, but always include choirs for all three divisions.
We are fortunate at Swansea to have a full-time teacher-librarian. With a collection of over 19,000 items students have plenty of books to choose from for their assignments and school projects.
Swansea shares a full-size pool with the community recreation centre. We have 2 on-site aquatic instructors who provide swimming instruction to all students from SK to grade 6. Annual aquatic events include swim meets and the Cardboard Boat Races.
- Character Education Assemblies
- Skating Rink nearby
- Walking distance to High Park
- Double sized playing field
- Backs onto a pond and forest
Student Life - Where You Belong
In addition to a challenging academic program that focuses on literacy, numeracy, arts, athletics and technology students can extend their learning through a variety of extra-curricular activities. At Swansea we believe in developing the whole child and encourage students to get involved in a variety of activities.
Sports - soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming
Arts - choir, band, drama, dance, visual art
Technology - robotics, ICT, Media club, yearbook
Student Leadership - Student Parliament, Me to We, Peacemakers, Dare to Dream, Youth Talk Forum
WHAT SETS US APART
Swansea is a school with a long history. It started as a two-room school house in 1891 and has gone through several expansions in 1928, 1953, 1985, and 2016.
Our staff consists of a very dedicated group of professional educators who are committed to providing an outstanding school experience for our students. Our teachers and support staff run very vibrant co-curricular programs in which we encourage our students to take part.
Swansea is a caring community who believes in "giving back". Every year we raise money to support our Holiday Fund, disaster relief (Tsunami, Haiti, Sudan), and international aid.
Swansea also cares about our environment and is now an Eco School where we practice the 3 R's.
In 1991 Swansea Public School celebrated its centenary. Over the years, the school's graduates have gone on to achieve great success in their careers and in community service, fueled in part by the strong educational foundation gained at Swansea Public School.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Our School Council is a vibrant and involved group of parents and community members who work tirelessly to make our school a great place to learn. They meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month. SC members participate on Health & Safety, Communication and Fundraising committees as well as other school mandated and TDSB mandated committees. They organize several fundraising events - QSP, Christmas Craft Fair, Chapters Night, pizza days and Dance-a-thon. These funds go to sponsor many events within our school - Welcome Back BBQ, Scrabble Tournament, Family Literacy Night.
Their mission statement is to develop a partnership between members of the Swansea School Community and to aspire to the highest possible standards of education in an inclusive, nurturing, safe and challenging environment.