To provide the optimum learning environment wherein all children can feel confident as learners and contributors. We provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere where students and staff develop a sense of themselves. This mission is built in the belief that all children should have the opportunity to continually develop their intellectual aesthetic, social, and physical abilities in a positive environment.
School history in Watt Township dates back to the Raymond School House in 1972. Watt Public School opened in 1966. An addition was built in 1997 which includes an expanded library and office space as well as a health room and improved staff work area. Watt PS operated an outdoor and environmental education program at the Fish Hatchery located on Skeleton Lake from 1995 to 2001. The school leased property from the Township of Muskoka Lakes which included two fish ponds and a small classroom building. In 1880 a log cabin was constructed and in 1975 was moved to the site to be used for enhancing educational programs. The cabin is known as The Walker House as it came from the late Harry and Amanda Walker’s farm in Utterson.
Students at Watt PS are involved in a broad range of activities that promote a positive learning environment and healthy relationships. A healthy blend of classroom academics, sports and games, co-curricular activities, and outdoor pursuits create a well-balanced educational program.
Watt School Council is very involved in school and fundraising activities and is comprised of parents, community representatives, and school staff. Parent and community volunteers are involved in many different capacities around the school.
- Regular instructional programming for junior kindergarten to grade 8
- Full Day Kindergarten
- Young Author’s Conferences
- Battle of the Books
- Character Education program
- Core French for students in grades 4 to 8
- School Resource and Enhanced Resource program
- Balanced Day timetable
Events and Activities
- Intramural and inter school sports teams
- Career and skill promotion seminars for intermediate students
- Fire Safety Program in conjunction with the Muskoka Lakes Fire Department
- Grade 6 Outdoor Education Program at Yearly Outdoor Education Centre
- Jump Rope for Heart
- Terry Fox
- Flat Track Soap Box Races
- Book Fairs