Northeastern Elementary School
Northeastern Elementary School
We offer full day Kindergarten. Before and after school programs are available. Please contact the school for more details.
Home of the Cougars
Northeastern Elementary School is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 dual track English and French Immersion Program school located in Garson, Ontario. With an enrolment near 500 students, Northeastern is one of the largest elementary school in the Rainbow District School Board and draws its students from Garson, Falconbridge, Skead, Coniston,Wahnapitae and Wanup.
At Northeastern Elementary School, two-thirds of the student population attend regular English classes, while the remaining third is enrolled in the French Immersion Program. Northeastern Elementary School also provides special needs programming for students enrolled in Comprehensive, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Section 23 classes. Students in these classes are drawn from the Sudbury East Area, which includes Adamsdale, Churchill, C.R. Judd, Cyril Varney, Pinecrest and Redwood Acres Public School.
Northeastern Elementary School is a sprawling four level building with two large gyms and a cafeteria. The school also has a sub basement that contains a third gym, a music room, and the Board’s training lab. Northeastern Elementary School proudly hosts a number of community partners, including the Northeastern Kids Before and After School Program, Northeastern Kids Daycare (Larch Street Kids), an Ontario Early Years Centre (the Hub), IBI Program (Child Care Resources), ISLE Project for Speech and Language, and Chartwells, a food service company that also donates a portion of their profits to the school student fund. In addition, Better Beginnings, Better Futures and The Human League sponsor the school’s Breakfast Club, which serves approximately 90 students daily.
We work closely with community agencies such as The Children’s Aid Society and The Child and Family Centre to provide clinical support and treatment for students in need.
Our staff works cooperatively to promote a positive learning environment by providing students with endless academic and athletic extra-curricular opportunities beyond the classroom. Many staff members make up Northeastern’s superior Athletic Committee, which is responsible for organizing and hosting numerous board tournaments at the Junior and Intermediate levels. Northeastern’s dedicated staff members also provide a number of special interest clubs for students such as a Intermediate Tech program, Sign Language, Yearbook Club, Scrapbooking and Cross Country Running.
At Northeastern Elementary School, our School Council is a strong supporter and ambassador for our school. As a result, we have a network of parent volunteers who assist in a variety of events such as our Book Fairs, Adopt-a-Family Christmas Campaign, and our Spring Community Clean Up.
An Awards Assembly takes place at the end of each year to honour student excellence.
We continue to recognize the importance of character development, community responsibility and service education. Our staff and students reach above and beyond to give to a number of charities and programs, such as Jump Rope for Heart, the Terry Fox Run, Minga for Massai and change drives for cancer and diaster relief. We have initiated several programs to assist our students by actively promoting and rewarding positive behaviours, such as monthly assemblies, providing an Alternative Indoor Recess Program, and modeling appropriate play by teaching Positive Playground Games. A Responsibility Room has been established to help students develop those essential skills that will enable them to be successful citizens in our community.
Our mission statement indicates that at Northeastern Elementary School, we recognize that education is a lifelong process. Every child is a unique human being with different learning styles, abilities and backgrounds. In order to foster a love for learning, we believe that education is a responsibility shared by students, parents, staff and members of the community. We make “learning” rather than “teaching” the fundamental purpose of our school. Our Professional Learning Community emphasizes a solid foundation in Literacy and Numeracy. We also strive to create an environment where everyone feels safe and valued.