Our School

Manor Park

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

Manor Park Public School built in 1948 and named after the picturesque community “Manor Park” in which it is located.

Our school serves students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 and offers the English and Early French Immersion programs. Our graduating students will go to Queen Elizabeth, Henry Munro or the Intermediate school closest to their place of residence.

Regular English students entering grade 4 may choose to transfer to the Middle French Immersion program at Queen Elizabeth School. Awards for Excellence in Education: The Fraser Institute recognized Manor Park Public School as a School Of Distinction in the category of Improvement in Academics at the 2011 Awards of Excellence Ceremony in Toronto, Ontario. Manor Park also received the Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools in 2013 for exceptional and innovative work in creating a safe and inclusive school. The school’s staff and administration have proven their commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.

Our Students

Our student population of approximately 640 is drawn from Manor Park, Vanier, and Overbrook. Approximately 80% of students are bused to school. The school serves students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Our Staff

Our enthusiastic, skilled and highly committed staff consists of 38 teachers, 4 Educational Assistants, 7 Early Childhood Educators, part-time library technician, custodial staff, and office and administrative teams. Our staff work together within the school and community to support positive social and academic development of the students. They are actively involved in ongoing training programs related to curriculum. Our staff is made up of a team of dedicated teachers at varying stages of their professional careers. Committed to ongoing professional learning, many have Masters Degrees, Specialist Qualifications in French as a Second Language, Special Education, Math, Reading and Computer Technology.

Our Community

The Manor Park family community represents a rich diversity of people. Every day we welcome many parents and community volunteers into our school to work with our students and staff. The Manor Park School Council is an advisory committee whose purpose is to promote the educational interests of Manor Park Public School and its students. One way in which we do this is by coordinating and sponsoring fund-raising events which allow Manor Park School to purchase additional learning resources to support the school curriculum. The primary events include a School Book Fair, pizza lunches, and the May Fair. Parents are encouraged to become actively involved in the School Council. The success of the Manor Park School Council depends on the support of parents, teachers and community.

Council Goals are:

  • To facilitate communications among parents, staff, trustees, other school councils and the community
  • To assist in the development of school programs and facilities and in the enrichment of school life
  • To discuss and provide input into school operating procedures
  • To identify, study and help solve problems at the school, area, and system-wide levels
  • To advise the Board and Ministry of Education on school, area, or system-wide matters

Mission Statement

Manor Park is our school. It is our job to take care of ourselves, each other and the world. We believe we are good learners. We can make good choices. We can make a difference.

Facilities and Resources

Two gyms, a newly renovated library and computer lab, and a learning resource room all enhance learning experiences within the school. Staff have access to a learning resource room that houses literacy, numeracy, Science and Social Studies resources. We are fortunate to have a large grassed play yard, soccer field, tennis courts, basketball hoops, and play structures all located immediately adjacent to City of Ottawa grounds, which house the Manor Park Field House, administered by the Manor Park Community Council. An outdoor skating rink, operated by the City of Ottawa, is open during the winter, providing students with the opportunity for skating during gym periods. A tennis court, a primary play structure area and a primary/junior play structure are on the school property.

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

  • Manor Park is a dual-track school offering both English and Early French Immersion programs.
  • We offer Full Day Kindergarten in both Junior and Senior Kindergarten.
  • Students in the English program in grades 1-6 receive 40 minutes per day of Core French programming. Kindergarten students receive 50% of their instruction in French and 50% of their instruction in English.
  • Students in the Early French Immersion program in grade 1 receive 80% of instruction in French, recieving one hour of Math instruction in English daily.   In grades 2-6, 60% of their instruction is in French and students receive an hour of Language and an hour of Math, in English, daily.

Classroom Organization

Our school organization is comprised of classes from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. All of our teachers work collaboratively to develop high quality programs.

Special Education and ESL Programs

In order to address the special learning needs of our students we offer the support of:

  • Learning Support Teacher integrated student support, and Literacy and Math support in class using a co-teaching model from our Learning Resource teacher
  • English as Second Language (ESL) support using both a co-teaching and withdrawal model

Clubs and Activities

Manor Park offers a Breakfast Club to ensure a good start to the day. Primary and Junior students also participate in our environmental club fondly known as the “Green Team”. Our junior level students are encouraged to demonstrate their leadership skills through community service work such as Reading Buddies, Lunch Monitors, Kindergarten Helpers, Morning Announcement Leaders, School Bus Monitors, Photo Day Leaders, School Assembly Greeters and Playground Activity Leaders (PALS). Our Sports Teams include Track and Field, cross-country running, Borden ball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton and intramurals. Clubs and Activities include Leadership Club, school musical badminton, Kids In Action, Choirs, Outdoor skating, whole school Cross Country Meet, Sprint Off Running Event, School Spirit Days, Green Team, Blue Spruce/ Silver Birch reading club, Skipping Club, Yoga Club, Engineering Challenge and Public Speaking.

Safe Schools Initiatives

The entire Manor Park community (including parents, staff and students) works cooperatively to create a positive learning environment that is safe, fun, peaceful and rewarding. We offer a school wide behaviour program that is based on students following the “ 10 Steps To Success” by demonstrating fair play, showing respect for others, playing safely on the school yard and by being problem solvers. A Safe and Caring School Team has been established as part of the Ministry and School Board mandate. This year we have implemented the WITS program at Manor Park. WITS is a research based anti-bullying initiative that teaches children to make safe and positive choices when faced with peer conflict. Character Education, Safe and Caring curriculum and Equity programming will continue to be implemented in the 2013-2014 school year. Restorative Circles are used in the development of relationship building, understanding and to restore a sense of community within classrooms and school wide. Roots of Empathy, a Canadian parenting and violence prevention program, is part of the programming in a classroom.

In collaboration with members of the Safe Schools Committee, we have developed and implemented a school-wide approach to recognizing positive student behaviour that celebrates the demonstration of integrity, empathy, respect, perseverance, acceptance, responsibility, appreciation, fairness, cooperation and optimism. We believe that the positive attention given to students for demonstrating good character and citizenship will contribute to and reinforce students’ self-esteem and self-discipline. This increased self-esteem and self-discipline will then enhance student performance and academic success. Rules and consequences relate directly to the Ottawa Carleton District School Board Safe School Policy.

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