Our SchoolOriginal Building: 1856-1969 New Building: 1969-Present The school is located in the East Galt area of Cambridge in Ward 4.
Our School Mission Statement: RESPECT: We treat each other, our community and our environment with kindness and acceptance. RESPONSIBILITY: Together, we share the commitment to learning, personal growth and citizenship. RESULTS: We believe our personal choices determine our success.
Approximately 250 junior kindergarten to grade 6 students are enrolled at Central. Our graduating grade 6 students move on to attend Stewart Avenue Public School.
The staff at Central Public School is dedicated to educational excellence. Our staff contains 13 classroom teachers, one principal, an office manager, 1 library clerk and 2 custodians that look after the building. Special Education, Early Literacy and core French staff are also available on-site.
Parents and Community
Central P.S. School Council meets each month. We have a dedicated group of parents who take a keen interest in working in a collaborative manner with school staff. We invite and encourage all parents to attend our informal meetings. School Council members are involved in many excellent programs throughout the year such as daily milk, special lunch days, May Fun Fair, fundraising initiatives and Gift Giving Bazaar.
In addition to the regular curriculum offered at the school Central P.S. has developed an At-Home Book Bag Program to support our students. Many students participate by taking home a book to read each night. Central encourages regular and consistent reading in order to help develop strong independent readers.
Through the assistance of several dedicated parent volunteers we have also been able to initiate the Strong Start early literacy program to assist our kindergarten students.
Facilities and Resources
Central P.S. is a two-storey facility with a gymnasium and a library. We are currently undergoing construction for our new full-day kindergarten addition that will be ready for our new students this fall. Our school has a large outdoor playground that has a creative climbing structure, soccer field and baseball diamond. Our school often utilizes recreational ice time at the Shade Street Arena.