We are privileged to work with your children in a partnership which focuses on “student achievement and well-being”.
We have a dedicated and skilled staff who deliver quality programming and experiences to support our students’ growth and development as learners. We believe in teaching the whole child and taking the time to learn each child’s strengths and interests in order to connect them with their passions, be that athletics, arts, or student leadership and global activism. As a school staff, we are committed to creating the best learning environment possible for your child, one that is inviting, safe and engaging.
We also value strong links between our students, parents, school staff and community members. We believe strongly that student learning is enhanced when community members are engaged in school activities.
Fairwood Public School in partnership with Parents, Teachers and the community, is committed to providing an excellent academic education and we recognize and accept our responsibility to develop the whole child in his/her moral, intellectual, emotional and social growth.
Fairwood P.S. opened its doors in 2001, and over the years, students, staff, and the community have created a culture of excellence, engagement, and inclusivity. Students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 participate in a wide range of activities, including sports teams, grand-scale musical productions, reading and chess clubs, robotics competitions, and fund raising campaigns for cancer research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. At the heart of what we do is a focus on learning and a commitment to ensuring that all children receive the caring, expert support they need to reach their potential for social, emotional, and academic growth.
Fairwood P.S. was officially opened in December of 2001. This building is wheelchair accessible with ramps coming into the building, as well as a lift that can be accessed from the 2nd floor and wheelchair accessible washrooms.
A Before and After school program is provided by Kinark Child and Family Services, and runs Monday to Friday in the mornings from 6:30 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. and after school from 2:50 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The service is for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Please note that they do have full day programs available on P.A. days and during the March break.
As with each school in the York Region District School Board, Fairwood P.S. support student learning through the curriculum standards set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education and many other co-curricular activities.
- Promotes a safe and supportive learning environment. This is done through the Board’s Safe Schools Policy and Procedures and the Character Education Initiatives
- Provides a range of Special Education supports and services.
- Provides a before and after school program. Service is provided by Kinark Child and Family Services.
We are also very proud to offer the following programs to our students:
- Anti-Bullying Programs
- Guest speakers and workshops
- Ongoing and informal social skills counseling
- Kinark Family Services
- Progressive Discipline Model
- Student Leadership program
- VIP program
- Student works program
- Community Hours offered to High School Students
- Peer Tutoring
- Study hall
- Remedial literacy/math programs
- Enrichment program
- Reading Support Groups - Grades 1-8 to support Literacy improvement.
- Co-op program
- Teacher Candidate program