Parkview P.S. has served the Unionville community since 1966. As a result, Parkview has established many long-standing traditions, and has earned its reputation as "A Great Place to Be".
Parkview P.S. is located on Fonthill Boulevard just west of Main Street (old Kennedy Road), Unionville.
The school was officially opened in 1966 as a one story building.
Additions were placed on the original school in 1967. Further additions in 1992 and 1995 have resulted in Parkview having 21 classrooms, 4 portables, a gym/auditorium and music room.
Parkview is wheel chair accessible with an electronic front door. Over the past few years the school community developed an accessible, environmental playground structure with wetland reclamation and aviary. Parkview now has a full sized library that also houses a computer/digital/video editing lab.
As with each school in the York Region District School Board, Parkview P.S. support student learning through the curriculum standards set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education and many other co-curricular activities.
Parkview is also well known for our school focus, "The 3 A's"; Academics, the Arts and Athletics. At Parkview we value a well-rounded approach to educating children. Students are enriched through their participation in a wide range of activities that enhance student learning. Parkview students are actively engaged in the following activities that are reflective of our "3 A's focus."
- Primary, Junior and Intermediate Choirs
- Grade 3 recorder
- Grade 5-8 instrumental music, Choirs Alive
- School Bands; Concert Band, Panther Band, Rock Band, Keyboarding Club
- Primary and Junior Concerts
- Arts Night
- Sports Teams;
- Gr. 3-8 Cross Country,
- Gr. 5-8 Volleyball,
- Floor Hockey,
- Lunch and intramural activities (games, sports, music etc.)
- promotes a safe and supportive learning environment. (This is done through the Board's Safe Schools Policy and Procedures and the Character Education and Equity Initiatives)
- provides Special Education Programs
- provides programing for students for whom English is a Second Language (ELL)
We are also very proud to offer the following programs to our students:
- Ongoing and informal social skills counseling (CYW)
- Peer Mediators
- Student Council
- Culture of Compassion Club
- Anti-Bullying Programs and activities
- Guest speakers and workshops to support students and parents
- VIP program
- Strong Volunteer Support from parents and community members
Safe and Supportive Schools/Character Education/Equity Education:
Every student has the right to learn in a safe and supportive environment. The York Region District School Board has a Safe Schools Policy and a defined procedure to implement the policy. Both the policy and procedure support the view that student discipline involves a continuum of support including prevention, intervention and appropriate consequences.
In addition, Parkview P.S. is committed to equity and inclusive education. These beliefs are integrated into the regular programming to create an inclusive school environment that is safe, supportive and respectful to everyone within our school community. Parkview P.S.
is dedicated to student achievement and well being.
Parkview's various initiatives have included the entire school community, staff, students, parents, in addition to community health practitioners. The following is a brief overview of the school's initiatives:
Culture of Compassion Club – this is a dynamic group of young students who create awareness of the various cultures represented in our community through student focused activities and presentations. They help to coordinate school activities and assemblies for specific times of the year such as First Nations Awareness week, Holocaust Awareness Week, Chinese New Year, Black History Month and International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Daily Vigorous Activity and Healthy Eating – Students are encouraged to bring water to drink throughout the day, healthy foods are provided in our school store in addition, daily extracurricular opportunities are available for students in order for them to be active physically each day.
Mental Health and Well Being– As a school we are implementing the Zones of Regulation.
Each of classrooms have been equipped with fidget tools in order to support our students with self regulation, focus, attention, calming and active listening. As a school, we will be starting various initiatives such as Mindful Mondays in order to promote well being amongst our students.