Our School


We would like to acknowledge that our schools are on unceded Algonquin Territory, and thank the Algonquin Nation for hosting us on their land. We thank the Algonquin People for allowing us to learn, play, and work on this land. 

Our School

Meadowlands Public School has an enrolment of 350 students who represent a wide range of cultural and socio‐economic backgrounds. The school philosophy is to be inclusive of all students and to respect differences while celebrating common values. Staff and students work together to build an inclusive, safe, and friendly community based on mutual respect. Students are given many opportunities to be contributing citizens to school life and to develop leadership through programs such as lunch monitors, class buddies and special event coordinators and participants. Dynamic school spirit is demonstrated by the active involvement of many students in student athletics, all‐school assemblies and lunchtime clubs and activities. Field trips and visitors to the school enrich the experiences of all.

Our Students

Meadowlands P.S. is a JK to Grade 6 school with approximately 350 students from a wide range of cultural and socio‐economic backgrounds. We offer both an Early French Immersion program and a Regular English Program with Core French. In September 2013, Meadowlands P.S. started its full day kindergarten program and offers extended day before and after school programs.

When our students complete Grade 6, most attend Merivale High School for Grades 7 to 12. Some students also opt for the Middle French Immersion program at Carleton Heights Public School at the beginning of Grade 4.

Our Staff

This year, Meadowlands Public School has a staff of approximately 52. This includes a Principal and Vice‐Principal, full‐time and part‐time teachers, registered early childhood educators, educational assistants, a part‐time Library Technician, an Office Administrator, an Office Assistant, a Chief Custodian and a full‐time evening custodian. Staff members are committed to professional development by attending workshops and maintaining current knowledge of educational theory and practice. Many teachers on staff have additional qualifications including specialist qualifications, Masters degrees and courses such as Behaviour Management Systems, Collaborative Problem Solving, Restorative Practice, First Aid and CPR. Teachers volunteer many hours to provide students with extracurricular opportunities for athletics and clubs for diverse areas of interest. Teamwork and collaboration among the staff members and support of each other set an example for students in the school.

Mission Statement

At Meadowlands, committed staff members work cooperatively to establish an inclusive, positive, safe, and caring environment, allowing each learner to actively develop the basic skills, concepts, and attitudes that encourage each child to become a confident, contributing member of society.

Facilities and Resources

Meadowlands P.S. is fortunate to have a great facility. Classes have high ceilings and large windows. The large, safe yard features basketball hoops, soccer goal posts, a baseball diamond, a tri‐ball hoop, a tether ball, pavement games and a large new play structure within a huge sandbox, large boulders to be used as seating, and a naturalized kindergarten playground.

The double gymnasium can accommodate two classes at one time. Classes are equipped with whiteboards and projectors to enhance student learning. Classes have access to chromebooks and/or tablets for students to use. As a growing population, we have added one portable, which was completely renovated in 2018.

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

Meadowlands P.S. is a dual‐track school offering English and Early French Immersion (EFI) programming for students from kindergarten to grade 6. Students in English receive Core French instruction in all grades, while EFI students receive 1 hour of English instruction from grade 2‐6. The Learning Support Teacher, the Learning Resource Teacher and the English as a Second Language teacher provide support to all students in grades 1‐6.

Classroom Organization

Meadowlands P.S. is a community school presently organized into 16 classes.

Regular English Classes

  • Three kindergarten classes
  • Grade 1/2
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6

Early French Immersion

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 1/2
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4/5
  • Grade 5/6
  • Grade 5/6

Special Education and ESL Programs

Our Special Education and ESL teachers support children within their classes and provide small group support as needed. Students at Meadowlands receive in‐school support from special education teachers, including gifted students, students with learning disabilities, with autism and hearing impaired students. Many students are also supported by school board special education staff who work in the school. English Language Learners are supported in classes and in small groups in the school by regular classroom teachers and ESL teachers.

Clubs and Activities (Our clubs are on hold for this year due to Covid safety protocols. We look forward to have them up and running.)

Organized activities at Meadowlands P.S. include sports and clubs, and vary from year to year depending on student interest. Sports available to junior and/or primary students usually include volleyball, basketball, Borden ball, soccer, cross‐country running, sideline soccer, ball hockey, track and field and skipping. Clubs include such diverse interests as environmental club, board games club, yearbook club, chess club, science club, craft club and the newly formed glee club. Older students are given many opportunities for service to the school as kindergarten helpers, milk monitors, and lunch monitors. Special activities for all include the Terry Fox Run, Jump Rope for Heart, Toonies for Autism, regular whole‐school assemblies, awards assemblies, class field trips, special presentations and/or performances by visitors to the school, spirit days, holiday food drive, Education Week activities and holiday celebrations.

Safe Schools Initiatives

The Code of Behaviour for Meadowlands P.S. is founded on the principle that each individual in the school community has both rights and responsibilities, which govern all actions and attitudes. Students are encouraged to reflect and act on these rights and responsibilities and to develop respect for themselves and others. Values and Character Education is taught through classroom and whole‐school activities. Every year all students participate in school-wide, multi-grade themed character rotations with various foci, such as "First Nation, Metis and Inuit", "Mathematics", and "Diversity".  A Roots of Empathy program has been in place for several years. Meadowlands P.S. subscribes to the goals of the Inclusive, Safe and Caring Schools program of the OCDSB. Students learn skills to make informed choices and to solve problems. The students and staff use WITS approach and language to support the children with prosocial ways of resolving conflicts: Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, and Seek help. The Safe Arrival Program ensures that all students are accounted for each day. Clearly identifiable teachers supervise the schoolyard before school and during recesses. Duty teachers carry walkie‐talkies so that they can contact the office in cases of emergency,

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