At Prince of Peace Catholic School, our school community is comprised of staff, students, parents and guardians who value Catholic education and strive to work in partnership to help each child achieve success. Every month, our school board shines a spotlight on a Catholic virtue that we all try to emphasize in our day to day lives. We are a caring, supportive community in which children feel safe and nurtured. Our school truly values the 3 C’s: community, compassion, and communication.
The staff at Prince of Peace works diligently to create a rich educational experience for each child. The Ontario Curriculum is a comprehensive, challenging, and complex one that provides excellent learning goals and expectations for the students of this province. Along with these expectations, our teaching staff strives to enhance school life through various sporting, leadership, social justice and extended extra-curricular activities.
In a school community formed by Catholic beliefs and traditions, the mission of Prince of Peace, in harmony with the mission of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), is to educate students to their full potential. This is achieved by providing a safe and welcoming learning environment that is an example of a Christian community, by the integration of Gospel Values into the total learning experience, and by providing continual feedback on students’ progress. We seek to provide a Catholic education that will enable our students to become responsible, self-disciplined, life-long learners and members of a caring local and global community.
The student population at Prince of Peace Catholic School has a strong representation of many cultures from around the world, particularly Asia. Regardless of a student's origin, we believe in the uniqueness of each child. We recognize each child has individual talents, abilities and special needs. We strive to assist all the students in our charge to grow and flourish in an accepting and nourishing school environment.
The common element for our families is the Christian Catholic faith which the school staff nurtures and shares. The Born of the Spirit catechetical program is the foundation of our religious education instruction. It provides a daily guide for our teachers to help instruct our children in the beliefs and practices of the Catholic church. These values, beliefs and commitments are reinforced through shared liturgies, spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Efforts such as raising funds for ShareLife and participating in food drives, are expressions of Gospel values reflected in daily school life.
Fostering a safe and welcoming learning environment is a reflection of the Mission statement of the board and a school objective. We have a daily safe arrival program where, after taking attendance, we contact all parents of absent children to assure their safety.
At Prince of Peace we are an inclusive community. We are proud to be wheelchair accessible, to host a Multiple Exceptionalities Classroom and to provide daily Special Education instruction to identified and struggling students. We are committed to continuously learning, and to working cooperatively with all partners in education to improve student learning.
Within the school, every effort is made to attend to the physical, social and health needs of each child. We actively work to keep parents apprised of issues and situations which might impact their children.
Student behavioral expectations are clearly defined. Expectations regarding student deportment are communicated through class lessons, announcements, individual student/teacher interviews, and in class discussion.
We provide opportunities for student involvement in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Arts activities such as band, choir and drama are provided, as well as a full sports program.
Prince of Peace Catholic School was officially opened and received the Bishop's blessing on December 6, 1988.
Earlier, because of the growth of the new Milliken Community, a new school had begun in eleven portables in St. René Goupil Catholic School's yard. In March 1988, Edward Jacko, the founding principal, led the first 360 students, banners flying, on the walk from their host school to the beautiful new building beside the Catholic church from which it took its name.
Contemporary in design, with a distinctive central two-story atrium which serves as a gathering and performance space, the school is a wonderful example of architecture serving learning.
Our school draws a rich diversity of children from Canadian families who have come from all over the world, particularly Asia. We strive as a community to live out daily the model of Jesus - Prince of Peace.