At Lakeside Public School we focus on creating a school that is safe and supportive and allows our students and staff to learn in a positive environment.
We have high expectations for ourselves and our students and we will work hard to make sure that there are excellent academic programs as well as a variety of activities that allow students to develop interests and skills in many different areas.
Community, or a sense of belonging, is important for all. It is important to share the many common bonds that link us. One of these bonds must include respecting the people that lived here in the past, and the people that will join our community in the future. We need to recognize that our school, which is located on the traditional territory of the Williams Treaty Peoples and includes the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation, the Chippewas of Georgina Island as well as other Anishnaabe who travelled these lands, is working hard to embrace the values of inclusivity, relationships, innovation, engagement, responsibility and optimism, in an effort to build a healthy and diverse community.
The mission of Lakeside P.S. is to work as partners with students, staff and parents committed to creating a community school which promotes and values academic excellence and social, emotional and physical well-being.
To this end, the Lakeside school community believes that:
- children’s acquisition of literacy, numeracy and technology skills is critical
- school success fosters life-long learners
- all students can learn
- children in school must feel safe and supported
- mutual respect between children, parents and staff is essential
- the school is an integral part of the community
In September 1997, the student body and teachers from Keswick Public School moved a few blocks to their new school that is nestled in behind the post office on the old Keswick Arena site. The 7.48 acres of land is augmented by a joint-use agreement with the Town of Georgina allowing student use of the adjacent parkland. This park contains a regulation baseball diamond and a wood lot, complete with a stream.
Since the September 1997 opening, many local improvements have been made to the facility of which the community is very proud. Lakeside P.S. students enjoy the use of playground equipment that was acquired through a long-term fundraising project.
Entry to the parking lot and parent “kiss and drop” loop is gained from Shorecrest Road. The segregation of buses from cars makes school arrival and departure one of the safest in the region. Lakeside is fully wheelchair accessible with automatic door openers and an elevator. The architectural design of the building is student focused. Kindergarten rooms have their own fenced outdoor play area. The centrally located library and gym complex is connected by a stage featuring a moveable wall. Video surveillance equipment has been placed strategically inside and outside of the building to support the Board’s Safe School Policy.
As with each school in the York Region District School Board, Lakeside P.S. support student learning through the curriculum standards set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education and many other co-curricular activities.
- is a Performance Plus School
- 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 Special Education Programs
- 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: Rainbows, S.N.A.P., Friends For Life
- Kinark Family Services
- Progressive Discipline Model
- Triple P Parenting
- VIP program
- Breakfast program