Welcome to Golden Learning Centre

Golden Learning Centre Public School is located in the mining community of Balmertown. We serve the communities of Balmertown, Cochenour, McKenzie Island, and the northern side of the Chukuni River subdivision.

We are committed to providing students with authentic and relevant learning experiences for all ages. We endeavour to connect our students to the real world and the issues that evolve daily. Last school year Golden Learning Centre completed our journey into becoming an Eco Certified School for the ninth year! Although this is a huge challenge, staff, students and school council are committed to continuous improvement in the areas of waste management, energy consumption, and greening our school grounds.

Our parents can’t say enough about our Kindergarten programs and are amazed at all that their children are learning. We celebrate our students’ natural curiosity and often take their learning outside, making use of our outdoor classroom and school garden. Our dedicated staff go above and beyond for our students, allowing their interests to guide learning throughout the school day.

Come meet our staff and find out more about our programming!

Our Awesome Programs!

Availability of school programs is dependant on local health unit guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eco School

We have been a certified Eco School for many years at GLC! Eco Schools is an environmental education program where our students develop both ecological literacy and environmental practices. Our Eco Team organizes numerous activities and initiatives for our school throughout the year.

Biannual Performing Art Production

We are incredibly proud of our whole-school, biannual production. Our students and staff spend months and months preparing for this event, including elaborate costumes and sets. Every child has an opportunity to participate and learn valuable skills throughout the process.

School Garden

Our school garden allows our students to take their learning outside. Working as a team, students learn about growing their own fruits and vegetables, harvesting what they have grown, and even preserving the produce!

Full-Day Kindergarten

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OPHEA Healthy Schools

This program recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community through a variety of activities and initiatives. We are very proud to be the first school board in Ontario to register all of our schools for OPHEA’s Healthy Schools Certification.
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Eye See... Eye Learn

This is a not-for-profit program designed to detect, diagnose and treat children with vision problems when they begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1), so that every child can see and learn to the best of his/her ability. Local Doctors of Optometry provide OHIP-insured eye exams, and if prescribed, the child receives a free pair of eyeglasses donated by the program’s eyewear partners.

Music Program

French as a Second Language

Before & After Programs

Breakfast Program

Provides free, healthy food options that are accessible to all children.

Lunch Program

Provides free, healthy food options that are accessible to all children.

Let’s get your child signed up for Kindergarten at KP today!

Looking for More Information?

Here’s some more information about Golden Learning Centre and the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board. Click on a topic to learn more!

We’d love to hear from you!

Michelle Parrish, Principal

(807) 735-2088 Facebook glc.kpdsb.ca

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Kenora - Head Office

4th Floor - 240 Veterans Dr

Kenora, Ontario P9N 3Y5

Phone: (807) 468-5571

Fax: (807) 468-3857

Toll Free: 1-877-275-7771

Dryden Office

79 Casimir Ave

Dryden, Ontario P8N 2Z6

Phone: (807) 223-5311

Fax: (807) 223-4703

Toll Free: 1-877-287-5430