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Bells Corners

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

Bells Corners Public School is on a large property and is next to a public park. The school is enriched by its diverse socio-economic and multicultural student population. Bells Corners Public School strives to provide each learner with an education of the highest quality in a positive environment, with caring, dedicated and effective staff. Students, teachers, parents and members of the community are all involved in establishing and maintaining a positive learning environment. Every child is given the opportunity to maximize their learning potential and develop into responsible, compassionate and confident contributors to society. We have a large number of volunteers who support our students, including many retired teachers who continue to return and volunteer their services.

Bells Corners PS. has two large kindergarten rooms, a smaller classroom dedicated to the teaching of music. We recently acquired a mobile computer lab and IPads so that students are able to work on these devices in their classrooms. We have a gym with a large stage.

Our Students

Bells Corners Public School has an enrolment of 322 students from the Bells Corners, Crystal Beach and Lakeview communities. The school serves children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. In Grade 4, our students have the option of joining the Middle French Immersion stream or of remaining in the English program. Many students from Bayshore P.S. join us in grade 4 for the Middle French Immersion program. Bells Corners PS offers a Full Day Kindergarten program and  the Extended Day Program. Students come from diverse backgrounds and represent over 30 different countries of origin and speak as many as 18 different languages.

Our Staff

The team at Bells Corners P.S. includes the principal, vice principal, 
 24 teachers, 4 educational assistants, 4 Early Childhood Educators, a 0.5 librarian, 1.5 office staff, one chief custodian and two evening custodians. The teachers, office and support staff all work together as a dedicated team, and are committed to supporting student learning and enhancing the lives of every one of our students. Our Staff have varied and rich backgrounds in literacy, math, music, art, special education, physical education, media, technology and drama.

Our Community

Bells Corners has a long history of voluntarism by parents in the school. Parents often volunteer over 3800 hours during the school year. Our School Council has numerous specific roles but all members who attend regularly have a vote. Council members meet monthly to discuss issues and to advise the principal. The School Council is dedicated to strengthening educational opportunities and partnerships within the community. The Council runs many important activities for children, including a milk program and a pizza lunch. They also host Barbecues and run family oriented fun nights, including a fall family dance held in October, movie nights and a June event with many activities for children.

BCPS works with local businesses and has received support from Tim Horton’s, Loblaws, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, The Ottawa 67’s, Fuel for Kids, Metro, the Minto Group, Canadian Tire, Price Chopper, Hakim Optical, Lenscrafters, Scotiabank, Lynwood Park Lodge Retirement Residence and our community library.

Our Mission 

Educating for success, inspiring learning and building citizenship

Our Vision

The OCDSB is a dynamic, creative learning organization that fosters the achievement, well-being, and dignity of every student.

 

Facilities and Resources

  • A well maintained building
  • A library/resource centre with 18,000 + books
  • A very good collection of Orff instruments
  • An excellent collection of teaching resources
  • Computer technology in every room
  • A mobile computer lab
  • A gymnasium with a stage
  • A large playground extended by the neighbourhood park
  • A play structures
  • Two tetherball courts
  • Several giant sand areas
  • A grove of trees
  • Extended Day program

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

  • English Program with Core French
  • Middle French Immersion (grade 4, 5 and 6)
  • Full Day Kindergarten

Special Education and ESL Programs

  • Special Education Support from our Learning Support and Resource Teachers
  • English as a Second Language Support
  • Two Language Learning Disability Classes
  • 1  Behavior Support Program  (BIP)

Classroom Organization

  • 2  Kindergarten classes
  • KSA- 26 students 
    KJA- 22 students


  • 11 Homeroom classes from grade 1 to grade 6 
  • 1/2A- 23 students
    1/2B- 21 students
         2A- 23 students
    3/4A- 22 students
         3A- 21 students
    4/5A- 25 students
    5/6A- 28 students

    MF4A- 20 students
    MF5A- 18 students
    MF5/6A- 18 students
    MF6A- 21 students


  • 2 Language Learning Disability classes (LLD)
  • LLDA- 10 students
    LLDB- 11 students


  • 1  Behavior Support Program  (BIP)
  • BIP- 8 students

Clubs and Activities

  • House league and interscholastic sports include: volleyball, basketball, bordenball, cross-country, soccer, Q-tip ball, and track and field

 

  • Clubs: Eco Explorers, Junior Choir , Running Club, Skipping Club, Chess Club, Knitting club, Colouring Club, Scrabble Club, Coding Club, Comic Book and Quiet Reading Drop in Club, Primary Makerspace, and Junior Lego Club.

 

  • Student Mentors: Bus buddies, Lunch monitors, Reading buddies, Amigos
  • Meet You in the School Program
  • School skating rink
  • Scientists in the School
  • Tutors in the Classroom
  • Healthy Snacks Program
  • Primary and Junior Musical opportunities
  • Fund-raisers for charitable organizations
  • School wide creative events 
  • Monthly Character Awards and Academic Awards Assemblies and spirit days
  • Pizza and Milk Program
  • Cultural Presentations
  • Wide variety of field trips

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