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Welcome to Huntley Centennial Public School. Our students, staff, and parents are proud to be part of the Huntley Centennial community. The staff is dedicated to the learning and success of our students and to creating partnerships with parents and the community. We are proud of the work that has been done in recent years in the areas of literacy, numeracy, the arts, and social responsibility. We continue to support and further develop learning in these important areas.

We are a neighbourhood school with an enthusiastic and talented teaching staff that delivers programs, which infuse the Ontario Curriculum with energy, engagement and relevance. We enrich the learning experience of our students, and provide opportunities for students, whatever their interests and abilities, to find success and develop self-confidence. Huntley Centennial Public School is an excellent place to learn! We are a dual track school and offer a full day JK to grade 8 English program as well as a SK to grade 8 French Immersion Program. A beautiful addition was opened in 2009. The new wing houses our kindergarten rooms, primary classes, a large multi-purpose arts room and our second full size gymnasium.

Our Students

Huntley Centennial P.S. has an enrollment of just under 600 students. When our students complete grade 8, they attend West Carleton S.S. Our students also have the opportunity to apply to attend Canterbury H.S. (Arts specialization), Bell H.S. (Gifted program) and Colonel By S.S. (IB Program).  Huntley Centennial P.S. has an enrollment of just under 600 students. When our students complete grade 8, they attend West Carleton S.S. Our students also have the opportunity to apply to attend Canterbury H.S. (Arts specialization), Bell H.S. (Gifted program) and Colonel By S.S. (IB Program).

Our Staff

Our dedicated staff consists of 36 teachers (including 3 Special Education teachers), 6 Early Childhood Educators, 2 Educational Assistants, a library technician, two office staff, a chief custodian, a half-time teaching Vice-Principal and a Principal. Collectively they possess a wide range of expertise and experience to help our students extend their academic skills, interests and leadership qualities. Within our staff, we have leaders from a diverse range of fields, including literacy, performing arts, mathematics, science and technology, sports and gardening.

Our Community

Huntley Centennial P.S. is located in the Village of Carp. While the village was historically agricultural, the peacefulness and the beauty of the area have attracted many former urban dwellers, providing growth to the community and greater diversity to its makeup. The Carp Fair is a big event for everyone and attracts visitors from across the region. Teachers and students engage in work such as art projects, writing, and poetry that they enter into various competitions at the Fair.

We welcome volunteers in our school. Parents, grandparents and community volunteers participate in school activities, such as student reading, fund-raising events, field trips, sporting events, to name a few. The Huntley Centennial School Council is an enthusiastic volunteer group of parents, teachers and administrators, dedicated to strengthening educational opportunities and partnerships with the community.

Mission Statement

The school community of Huntley Centennial Public School strives to engage learners in developing their inpidual potential in a cooperative, inclusive, and supportive environment. We wish to enable learners to acquire the knowledge, skills and self- confidence to foster life-long learning.

Facilities and Resources

Each of our classrooms has at least 5 mobile technology devices (including i-Pads, laptops and Chromebooks) and a projection device (most of which are interactive whiteboards). Our facilities include two gymnasiums, a library rich in fiction and non-fiction books, and a teacher literacy and numeracy resource room. Our Arts room houses our collection of 35 African and International drums, many other percussion instruments, 35 Ukuleles, and a wide range of other resources used for dance, drama and music instruction. Huntley Centennial also has a large outdoor yard with a play structure; soccer fields, a basketball court, and a separate kindergarten yard and play structure.

Programs and Resources

Academic Programs

Huntley Centennial P.S. offers a dual-track program with:

  • Regular English program, Junior Kindergarten (JK) to grade 8
  • Early French Immersion, Senior Kindergarten (SK) to grade 8

Beginning in September 2016, all kindergarten programs in the OCDSB will be 50% English and 50% French. After kindergarten, families will choose either a Regular English program or and Early French Immersion program for their child.

Classroom Organization

At Huntley, we currently have 2 English JK and SK classes, one Early French Immersion SK class, 8 Primary, 9 Junior and 6 Intermediate classes with both English and Early French Immersion offered at each grade level.

Special Education and ESL Programs

Huntley Centennial P.S. offers a Special Education team including 1.25 Learning Support Teachers, 1.5 Learning Resource Teachers and 2.0 Educational Assistants to work with staff and students to support learning.

Clubs and Activities

Our students have an opportunity to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular sports and activities each year. Sports offered can include cross-country running, football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, bordenball and track & field. Special activities for the entire school body are organized each year and have included the Terry Fox run and Outdoor Sport or Activity Days. Throughout the years, Huntley has offered numerous clubs and groups for our students. These include choirs, a school musical, Drum Circle, Instrumental Band, yearbook, the Dragonfly EarthCare group, and the Garden Club to name but a few.

Safe Schools Initiatives

The safety and well-being of our students is of the highest priority at Huntley. Our character education initiatives are focused on promoting and encouraging good citizenship. Our bullying prevention focus involves close cooperation with a number of community resources and the school-wide implementation of our WITS program (Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, and Seek help). Throughout the year, we promote positive character traits; assemblies are used to introduce concepts and teachers continue the learning and discussion in their classrooms through read-aloud books, shared reading and health lessons. We also celebrate our successes during our monthly assembly and recognize a group of students displaying strong character through their actions at school. Our respectful and supportive school climate is fostered through close working relationships among students, teachers, the School Council, parents and the community at large.

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