To ensure optimal student development through effective education within a safe and supportive learning environment.
Dunsford District Elementary School opened in January 1978. A sudden increase in student population necessitated an addition to the original building. The addition was completed in December of 1989.
Character Education is a priority for staff and students at Dunsford District ES. Monthly themes/traits are identified and serve as a focus for classrooms. Each month Character Education assemblies are organized to recognize students for their contributions and successes as they relate to the themes. The staff at Dunsford District ES are committed to improving student achievement. Assessment data from the classroom and the provincial EQAO results are used to highlight priorities for improvement.
Active School Council that provides support to the school through fundraising activities. The school snack program is run by parent volunteers and students. Many opportunities throughout the year exist where parent participation is appreciated in classrooms as well as for special events.
Regular instructional program from junior kindergarten to grade 8, including Core French
Full Day Kindergarten
Enhanced resource program for grades 4 to 8
Literacy groups for grades 1 to 3
Snack program for all students 3 days each week
Home reading program for all kindergarten to grade 8 students
Reach Program through the Lindsay Boys and Girls Club
Early intervention for students in junior kindergarten to grade 2
Events and Activities
An active house league system is in place that covers a wide range of activities including sports and the arts
Students actively participate in all extracurricular sports teams
Students are recognized for their participation in house leagues with Winit seals and award cards
The Terry Fox Run is an annual major fundraiser in the school – a total of over $150,000 has been raised in the past 15 years
Other fundraising activities include: Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart.
Bobcaygeon Legion Public Speaking Competition
Leadership Council Fundraisers for local and international charities