To develop a safe, responsible, and respectful environment where students, with help of teachers and parents, are motivated to master current curriculum expectations, nurtured to a life-long interest in learning, and taught skills which will make them be competitive globally and productive nationally.
Scott Young Public School is named after former Omemee area resident and acclaimed author, Scott Young. He is also the father of the Canadian musical icon, Neil Young. The Scottish terrier, known for its intelligence and tenacity, was chosen as the school mascot. The school opened its doors to 320 grade 5 to 8 students in September 1993.
Exemplary work is displayed on the “Showcase of Excellence” bulletin board in the front foyer
Driving philosophy of the school is to produce students with the belief in a “complete refusal to accept zero.”
School Council is a dedicated and hard-working group that enhances opportunities and experiences for students as well for the community. There are many opportunities for parents to become involved outside of the School Council through fundraising activities, library helpers, and classroom volunteers.
- 8 regular classrooms – 2 classes grades 5 to 8 and 1 system level coaching class
- Student achievement in a safe and caring climate is the primary focus for school
- Safety nets for students include: extra help, homework room, homework hotline, and whole school recognition award assemblies
- Strong resource and alternative learning environment
Events & Activities
- Clubs – band, guitar, chess, skipping, Me to We, tuck shop, yearbook, student council, athletic union, choir
- Free Throw competition, Public Speaking, Battle of the Books, Girls Night, Boys Night
- Teams – cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and field
- Commitment to development of the whole child in promotion of civic duty including fundraising for Terry Fox Foundation, Cops for Cancer, and the Omemee Food Bank