Principal's Message

Bienvenue and welcome to the Summerside website! We are a new school, just opened in September 2016 in Avalon south, which is located in the east end of Ottawa. We offer a bilingual two year kindergarten program, grade 1-6 Early French Immersion and grade 7-8 Early French Immersion and Regular English program. Through kindness and inclusion, we are promoting a collaborative and innovative learning community.

Summerside is the home away from home for approximately 500 students and 45 staff members. Our very dedicated staff team has come together from a variety of different schools and with this brings a multitude of ideas and professional experiences that is resulting in a wonderful learning community for our students.

We offer a rich academic program, as well as a variety of extracurricular activities and clubs in sports and the arts. We are also committed to the environment and our Eco Schools club leads our school community in many environmental initiatives, such as the recycling program. Our brand new facility is second to none and the design is innovative and creative, with bright, open learning spaces that encourage collaborative opportunities for student learning.

Our School Learning Plan is developed annually and this year, in line with the province’s Renewed Math Strategy, we will be helping our students to improve their numeracy skills across the curriculum, with a focus on problem solving and promoting critical thinking skills. Fostering sound literacy skills is also a priority across all curricular areas. As we work to prepare our students for the 21st century, Summerside is rich in technology and our staff team offers students opportunities to integrate technology skills in their daily work. Our students are encouraged to set high standards for themselves, develop positive work habits and become responsible and respectful members of our global community.

Although we’ve only just begun, Summerside is fortunate to already have an engaged parent community that is supportive of student learning and our school activities. Parent and community volunteers are present in classrooms, assist with supervision on field trips, are dedicated members of our School Council, and work collaboratively with school staff.

The Summerside team looks forward to an exciting first year and to working with you as partners in your child's education. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

Christine Lanos


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