Our School

Bayshore 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.

Our School

At Bayshore Public School, we provide a safe, supportive environment where student learning is the focus. Our priorities include a focus on literacy and numeracy with an inclusive approach to education. Four years ago, Bayshore P.S was one of the first schools to implement a Full Day Kindergarten program. The Extended Day Program also runs at the school providing parents with before and after school care.

We follow a Balanced School Day:

8:35 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Arrive to School
8:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Learning Time
10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Recess
11:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Nutritional Break
11:40 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. Learning Time
1:20 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Recess
1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Nutritional Break
2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Learning Time
3:20 p.m. Dismiss

Our Students

Bayshore P.S has an enrolment of 370 students representing over 34 countries and more than 30 languages including Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Dari, Urdu, Pashto, Somali, among many others. Students attend Bayshore P.S. from Kindergarten to Grade 6. When students leave Bayshore Public School to continue schooling in grade 7, they go to Bell High School.

Our Staff

Bayshore P.S. employs 26 teachers, 8 Early Childhood Educators, 2.5 Educational Assistants, 1.5 office staff, 4 custodians and the support of a Multicultural Liaison Officer (2 days a week). There is also a Principal and teaching Vice- Principal. Students have the ongoing support of a Speech and Language Pathologist, a Psychologist, and a Social Worker. We also have 6 lunchtime supervisors to help supervise children during the nutritional breaks.

Our Community

Bayshore families represent a rich diversity of languages, cultures and faiths. Bayshore is truly a community school with more than 95% of our students walking to and from school each day. School Council and parent volunteers help with our hot lunch program, milk program, daily nutritional snack program, Early Literacy and Numeracy Initiatives, field trips, and fundraising events.

Our school houses many programs including:

  • Adult ESL/LINC through the OCDSB Continuing Education Department
  • International Languages Program on every Saturday morning/ afternoon and during the month of July
  • LINC pre-school daycare for adult students attending the LINC program
  • OCDSB Extended Day Program throughout the school year and during the summer.

We also have many community partnerships, including but not limited to:

  • Bayshore Advisory Committee meets monthly with all stakeholders in the community to promotes and enhance interactions among the community.(members include area school principal, City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation staff, The Boys & Girls Club, Accora Village staff, & Community Police Officer)
  • Management of The Bayshore Shopping Center
  • Accora Village and Minto
  • Ottawa Public Health
  • Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Service (PQCHS)

Mission Statement

Our Motto: “Learning, Playing, Growing Together”

Facilities and Resources

Bayshore P.S. provides the following facilities to its students and its community:

  • School use: Library, gymnasium, computer lab, Quiet Zone, large play structures/sandbox in the school yard, School Council office, Bayshore Park outdoor skating rink/ field house, and voicemail/email access.
  • School-Community use: ESL/LINC Adult classes and pre-school childcare, and numerous community programs are run in the school organized by the community, city of Ottawa, and Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Center, including a homework club in the evening.

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

Bayshore P.S. offers a Full Day Bilingual Kindergarten Program and an English Program with Core French for students in grades 1 to 6. It also offers an Early French Immersion Program for Grade One students with the implementation of the next grade for each consecutive year. Bayshore P.S. also offers an Extended Day Program from student in JK to Grade 6.

Classroom Organization

 Below is how are classes are organized this year. There are some classes that are combined multi-grade classes. The 5 kindergarten classes are combined JK/SK classes; there is a grade 1/2, grade 3/4, and a grade 4/5

Number of classes: 16

 5 - Full-Day Bilingual Kindergarten classes

  • 2 - Gr. 1 EFI classes 
  • 1- Gr. 1 class
  • 1 - Gr.1/2 class
  • 1- Gr. 2 class
  • 1- Gr. 2/3 class
  • 2 - Gr. 3 classes
  • 2 - Gr. 4 classes
  • 1 - Gr. 4/5 class
  • 1 - Gr. 5 class
  • 1 - Gr. 5/6 class
  • 2 - Gr. 6 classes

Special Education and ESL Programs

Bayshore P.S. offers: 

  • Special Education support. There are 1.25 Learning Support teachers and 2.5 Learning Resource teachers
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) support and English Language Development (ELD) support. There are 3 ESL teachers to support English language learners.
  • Empower Reading Intervention program and Level Literacy Intervention Program (LLI)
  • The Quiet Zone: a body break and sensory relaxation support area.

Clubs and Activities

 Bayshore P.S. students have a wide choice of extra-curricular programs. Please note that clubs and activities listed here is a sample. Throughout the year some clubs may not run, while new clubs are formed.

  • Arts and Crafts Club
  • Lunch Monitor Program (to promote leadership)
  • Chess Club
  • Primary indoor soccer, Primary dodge ball
  • Junior soccer, Junior volleyball, Junior basketball
  • Skating
  • and many more activities…

Safe Schools Initiatives

Code of Behaviour:

At Bayshore, we respect and value our differences and we cooperatively create a peaceful place to study and to play. Bayshore's code of behaviour, developed with input from parents, staff, and students, reinforces the belief that “We treat each other the way that we would like others to treat us.” Throughout the year, BPS students are recognized publicly for demonstrating the OCDSB Community of Character attributes which include: acceptance, appreciation, cooperation, empathy, fairness, integrity, optimism, perseverance, respect and responsibility. Students are provided with academic and co-curricular opportunities to practice these values and to develop positive social skills and healthy life styles. The Multicultural Liaison Officer (MLO) assists in establishing closer ties with BPS families and the various community groups.

Other Safe School Initiatives:

We actively teach students expectations for safety and respect while at school. Since 2012-2013, Bayshore P.S. has implemented an anti-bullying program called WITS/LEADS. We have also created a Safe School Committee with school staff, social worker, Principal and Vice-Principal, and student representatives.

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