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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

 Bayshore Public School, is a community school where most of the students live within walking distance. Our families are a diverse tapestry of cultures consisting of newcomers and refugees who bring rich traditions and life experiences to our school. We provide a safe, supportive environment where student learning and well-being is the focus. We strive to create an environment  where we are “Learning, Playing, Growing Together”.  The Extended Day Program also runs at the school providing parents with before and after school care. Our inclusive and supportive approach also encourages the involvement of parents/guardians in their child’s education and in our school activities. This practice fosters a culture of respect and belonging, as well as the opportunity to learn about and accept individual differences.

Our Students

Our student population reflects the diversity of Canadian culture and consists of children from a variety of backgrounds and races. Bayshore P.S has an enrolment of close to 300 students representing over 34 countries and more than 30 languages including Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Dari, Turkish, Urdu, Pashto, Somali, among many others. Students attend Bayshore P.S. from Kindergarten to Grade 6. When students leave Bayshore Public School after grade 6, many go to Bell High School.

Our Staff

The 45 staff members at Bayshore PS include teaching staff, educational assistants, office staff, early childhood educators, custodial staff, a library technician and the support of a Multicultural Liaison Officer. We are supported centrally by a psychologist, social worker, as well as a speech and language pathologist. There is also a Principal and half time Vice-Principal. We also have lunchtime monitors to help supervise children during the nutritional breaks. 

Our Community

Parents and Community

Our community has grown in its diversity and welcomes families that represent rich diversity of languages, cultures and faiths. We offer a safe, empathetic and supportive space for all students. Bayshore is truly a community school with more than 95% of our students walking to and from school each day. 

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)
  • Accora Village and Minto
  • Ottawa Public Health
  • Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Service (PQCHS)

Mission Statement

Our Motto: “Learning, Playing, Growing Together”

 

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

Bayshore P.S. has a Regular English program in which the students receive 20 minutes of Core French per day at the JK and SK levels, and then receive 40 minutes of Core French from Grades 1 to 6. 

In our Early French Immersion program, the children receive 50% French instruction and 50% English instruction. In Grade 1, students in the Early French Immersion program receive Mathematics instruction in English.  Beginning in Grade 2, students in the Early French Immersion receive Mathematics and English Language instruction. 

Classroom Organization

Bayshore P.S. is a dual track school with Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 classes. We presently have the following homeroom classrooms:

  • English(Core French): JK-Grade 6
  • 3 Kindergarten classes –JSKA, JSKB,JSKC
  • Grade 1, 2, 2/3, 3/4 , 4/5, 6

  • Early French Immersion: Grade 1-Grade 5
  • Grade 1, 2, 3, 4/5

Special Education and ESL Programs

Students requiring extra help are supported by our highly skilled resource teachers who work collaboratively with teaching staff, provide guided instruction to small groups and provide Literacy and Math enrichment to individual students. Our student support team is comprised of Learning Resource Teachers (LRT) and Learning Support Teachers (LST) and ESL teachers (English Second Language). Our Learning Support Teachers (LST) performs diagnostic testing and provides remedial support. Our Learning Resource teachers, ESL teachers and educational assistants support students within their classes and provide small group support as needed. 

Clubs and Activities

The staff at Bayshore P.S. offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities that enhance school life for our students. Volunteers offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities that enhance the school life of our students.

Pre-Covid teams included a variety of sports activities such as:

  • Crosscountry running
  • Soccer
  • Borden ball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Track and field
  • Badminton

And activities in the arts:

  • Art club
  • Choir
  • Hand bells
  • Drama
  •  Dance clubs

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. 

 

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