Our mission is to provide to the students the opportunity to learn and develop as individuals in a safe and secure environment full of a variety of learning opportunities that will secure them throughout their lives. Students will strive to do their best in all their endeavours.
Motto: “a great place for kids to grow.”
VK Greer Memorial Public School serves the Utterson, Port Sydney area south of Huntsville. The original school was built in 1947 by the Ontario Department of Education, for the purpose of demonstrating the advantages of a centralized school over the old one room schoolhouse. In 1958, two more rooms were added. The original school was replaced in 1982 with a new structure that incorporated the latest school building techniques.
VK Greer Memorial PS is very much the hub of the Port Sydney and Utterson communities. The school is used by a variety of community groups for activities and meetings. Many of our parents were students themselves at the school. The school motto captures the spirit of the school, staff, and students who attend VK Greer Memorial PS.
VK Greer Memorial PS enjoys a lot of parent involvement in a variety of aspects of school life. Parents volunteer to assist in classrooms, on school trips and in many ways around the school. The
VK Greer School Council actively works to engage parents in the education of their children. The School Council coordinates special events that help promote and celebrate school achievements and actively supports and coordinates events that get parents involved in school through fundraising and Family Fun Nights, to name a few.
- Full instructional program from junior kindergarten to grade 8
- Full Day Kindergarten
- Core French grades 4 to 8
- Early reading intervention program
- Trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing
- Maple syrup program
- A wide variety of inter-school sports teams and clubs
- Annual school musical performance
21st Century Learning
Students at VK Greer Memorial PS have the opportunity to engage in 21st century learning. Students learn skills necessary to communicate and think critically in today’s fast paced world through the use of computer technology. Being able to think critically, assess, analyze, and synthesize information and form opinion on important topics prepares students to participate in today’s information rich society. Students also have the opportunity to get involved in the wider community through clubs and events that address and inform students of a global community.