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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

Lakeview Public School is a community school located at 35 Corkstown Road, off Carling Avenue near Andrew Haydon Park. We offer Bilingual Kindergarten (Year 1 and 2) and Early French Immersion instruction from Grade 1 to 6.  We do not offer a regular English program. 

Our Kindergarten program is Bilingual - 50% French and 50% English and our Early French Immersion program begins in Grade 1 and continues through to the end of Grade 6.

As a French Immersion Centre, we encourage an environment that is conducive to the development of second language skills. Our school operates under a Balanced School Day which means that the Grade 1 to 6 students have two 120 minute periods of uninterrupted learning. Each of these uninterrupted blocks is followed by a nutrition break consisting of a nutritious snack time and a recess time. The last learning block is 60 minutes. Each of these learning blocks allows the teachers more flexibility in their teaching and their students more time to learn and achieve without interruptions.



Our Students

Lakeview P.S. has an enrollment of approximately 300 students. Our students come from the Crystal Bay, Lakeview, Lynwood, Bayshore (grades 4-6 EFI students only) and Bells Corners catchment areas. Approximately half of our students are bussed to and from school. Upon completion of Grade 6, our students attend Bell High School for Grade 7. 

Our Staff

Our teachers, educational assistants, early childhood educators, library, office, and custodial staff have a variety of educational backgrounds, interests, and experiences that enrich our learning community. Throughout the year staff upgrade their skills by taking part in curriculum development workshops such as mathematics, social studies, and the integration of the arts as well as other professional development.

Our staff work collaboratively as a professional learning community participating in monthly staff meetings focused on teaching practices that can increase student achievement. In addition to implementing the provincial curriculum, our staff organize a variety of extra curricular events and activities such as the Terry Fox Walk, Percuchant (our choir and musical performance group), clubs and sports. Under staff guidance, our motivated students run various activities that stress their commitment to both their neighbours and the global community, such as the December Food Drive, Toonie Tuesday for the Education Foundation and supporting our local community’s flood relief efforts.

Our Community

Lakeview P.S. benefits from strong parental and community support. Volunteers are a welcome presence in the school, reading with children, accompanying them on field trips, and organizing fund-raising events, including pizza and popcorn days. Newsletters, postings at the school, and our School Council website keep parents informed of School Council activities and encourage participation in meetings/events. Our School Council has raised money toward two play structures for the children to enjoy safely, technology, including interactive whiteboards, and many learning activities and field trips, offering valuable experiences to our students.

Riverpark Place is a retirement home located next to the school, and our students visit the residence to sing and dance for the seniors at different times of the year. They, in turn, are invited to come to the school for our Remembrance Day Assembly and Mayfair celebrations.

We also benefit from programming offered by the Ottawa Public Library and Ottawa Public Health as well as volunteers in our school from the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE).

Mission Statement

We are committed to a pursuit of academic excellence that offers success for every child. We value lifelong learning for both students and staff, and are committed to ensuring that the French Immersion teaching/learning environment responds to the varied needs of all of our students.

Facilities and Resources

Lakeview Public School is housed in a one-story building which has:

  • 10 homeroom classrooms within the school building

  • 3 portables (Only 2 portables are being used this year as homeroom classes.)

  • A bilingual library/resource centre with 10,000 books and videos, DVD’s and CD’s

  • A sensory room to support student needs

  • Technology in every room, including a projector or interactive whiteboard and a “tech tub” of devices for student use (chrome books and/or iPads depending on the age of the students)

  • A gymnasium

  • Two quality soccer fields (in partnership with Nepean City Soccer Club)

  • A large and small play structure

Unique to the school is its vicinity to Andrew Haydon Park, with a tunnel under Carling Avenue leading to it. Many classes visit this park on class field trips throughout the year. We are also located in close proximity to the Trans-Canada trail. In the winter months, our students take part in skating at our local community rink as well.

Academic Programs


We offer a 2 year Bilingual Kindergarten program and an Early French Immersion program from grade 1 to 6. All of our Kindergarten classes combine both Year 1 and Year 2 students. OCDSB's Bilingual Kindergarten program offers 50% English and 50% French learning. In Grades 1 to 6, students have one hour of Mathematics instruction daily taught in English. In grades 2 to 6, students also have one hour of English Language Instruction daily. Our Literacy resource room consists of various resources, including levelled books for guided reading, shared reading texts, read aloud materials, big books and graphic organizers in both languages to provide a rich reading and writing program. Our Mathematics resource room includes hands-on learning materials, and professional resources to support a balanced mathematics program for students.
We continue to expand our available reading materials, math resources, technology equipment, fitness equipment, and teaching resources to enable our students to succeed.

Classroom Organization

This year Lakeview will have 3 kindergarten classes which will each include both Year 1 (JK) and Year 2 (SK) students.
Our grade 1 to 6 classes are as follows:
two grade 1
one grade 2
one grade 3
two grade 4
one grade 5
one grade 6
 

Special Education

A Learning Support Teacher (LST) assists classroom teachers to differentiate or modify a student’s program based on the needs of the student. The LST does educational assessments, meets with teachers, parents and support personnel. Teachers are assisted in the development of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) if required, and in differentiating curriculum expectations to meet student needs.

A Learning Resource Teacher (LRT) works with individual or small groups of children in or out of the classroom.

Safe Schools Initiatives

As a school, we take a proactive approach to ensuring our school is safe and welcoming to all of our students and their families. We partner with Ottawa Police through our School Resource Officer, offering students presentations about bullying and cyber-bullying. We also partner with Ottawa Public Health through our Public Health Nurse to offer our older students opportunities to learn about healthy relationships and transitions. Our school celebrates diversity and takes a stand regarding issues important to students, including Pink Shirt Day, Orange Shirt Day, and Treaties Recognition week. We also offer students opportunities to develop leadership skills, through learning buddies, lunch monitoring, morning announcements, and clubs and teams. All of these contribute to engaging students as part of our Lakeview community - a community that they care about and want to foster.
Teachers are proactive in their dealings with any form of teasing or bullying by being visible on the yard and throughout the school. Students are encouraged to use their WITS (Walk away/Ignore/Talk it out/Seek Help) if they have an issue with a peer in class or on the yard. Staff are available for support in this process and are more directly involved if situations arise that are more serious. 
Restorative Practices are used in the office when the principal is involved in situations involving students. Identifying the impact of our own actions and working together to repair the damage is a focus as students learn what it means to be part of a community.

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