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Principal's Message

Shirley Street Public School is located in the vibrant community south west of Dundas and Brock Streets. It was first built in 1881 as a two-room school. The present building was constructed in 1963. The school serves nearly 200 students with over two-thirds of the population coming from homes where English is not their first language. The two largest non-English speaking groups are Portuguese and Chinese with a recent increase in Vietnamese.

Shirley St. P.S. is an Integrated Extended Day school where students stay 30 minutes longer each day in order to participate in the International Languages Program, where they study Portuguese, Spanish or Chinese. The school is also home to three Adult ESL classes and a large Parenting and Literacy Centre. In addition, Shirley Street P.S. was one of the first two schools to be involved in the former Toronto Board's Best Practices School Project and is now an Early Years Literacy Project School.

Our mandate is:
  1. to ensure rich academic, technological, as well as personal and social development for all students;
  2. to expand collaborative opportunities for staff involvement;
  3. to increase parents' satisfaction and involvement in school initiatives and decision-making;
  4. to expand direct opportunities for community involvement in school.

SHIRLEY STREET P.S. OFFERS:

Language
Mathematics
Science & Technology
Social Studies
Physical Education
French
English as a Second Language Support
Drama
Music
Visual Arts

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

Boy's Reading Club
Girl's Reading Club
Young Journalists
Math Club
Chess Club
Track & Field
Volleyball
Softball Art Club
Drama Club
Gardening Club
Slow-Pitch Baseball