Welcome to Elma Township Public School! We are a midsize rural elementary school serving the regions of Atwood, Brussels and Monkton. We are a school of approximately 350 students, and over 30 staff members. We are situated in the community of Atwood on a large parcel of land that offers plenty of playground equipment, green space and a beautiful nature area. We have an official size track on our yard, allowing us to host Track and Field events! It’s a little piece of heaven in the middle of North Perth!
Elma is home to 14 classrooms. Our school believes in the worth of every student and believes in providing opportunities to have every child reach their fullest potential. Students are fortunate to have many opportunities to explore their talents through curricular and co-curricular activities. We boast a music program administered by a teacher with a music specialist. We run the Empower reading program, authored by Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.
Elma embraces opportunities to develop the leadership skills of our students. This year, like last year, we are operating the Peer Pals Program – a program run by students who organize outside activities for students to promote positive, inclusive interaction for all students. Our Student Parliament also plays an important leadership role within the school by organizing events and acting as a voice for the student body.
We are fortunate to have a Public Health Nurse (PHN) here every Monday to offer counselling options for students.
What makes Elma unique is its strong history of social justice initiatives. The school has fostered a child from Sierra. Also, Elma has reached out to Haiti and continues to do so through the Adopt a Village campaign which is working toward raising over $5000. This is a school that works together for both the immediate and global community.
Sylvia Cattrysse, Principal.