Welcome to Downie Central Public School. We are located on a spacious ten acre parcel of land in the Downie Ward of the Township of Perth South, halfway between Stratford and St. Marys. Our student population is comprised of students from kindergarten through grade eight and presently sits at approximately 215.
All students are encouraged to participate in various aspects of our school in a positive manner. Thanks to our dedicated staff, a variety of sports and clubs await the participation of our students, and I encourage them to try out for teams and participate in areas in which they are interested, as this only enhances their educational experience.
Our goal is to provide quality academic experiences for our students, to focus and build on their strengths, to create and maintain a safe place for them to learn, to develop positive citizenship and increased student responsibility and independence, and to acknowledge, honour and support individual student differences.
We take pride in the wonderful relationships that have been established over a number of years with various community organizations, such as the Downie Optimist Club, and the Home and School Council. Their support is always greatly appreciated.
As mentioned, students are offered a wide variety of opportunities here at Downie Central, including extra-curricular activities, sports teams, and opportunities for students to demonstrate their leadership skills and foster their sense of citizenship. Downie “Spirit Days”, our annual Terry Fox Day, and Me to We initiatives are but a few examples of these opportunities.
At Downie Central, we are very proud of our school, of our students, and of the great people who work, volunteer, and are involved in any way in our school community. I thank everyone for their dedication and support as we continue to build and enhance the positive, inclusive learning environment here at Downie Central.
Bevan Moir, Principal