Welcome to Valleyview Public School
Valleyview Public School is Kenora’s only dual track language school, offering both English and French Immersion programming, starting in Kindergarten. Valleyview is dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, fun, and positive learning environment for all students. Our philosophy is providing a rich learning environment for each student through the cooperative efforts of the school, the home and the community.
At Valleyview we are Growing Together/Grandir Ensemble and we believe:
- Experiential learning grows successful students and citizens,
- School collaboration creates togetherness,
- Community engagement promotes cultural connections.
The 7 Grandfather Teachings (Love, Respect, Honesty, Humility, Bravery, Truth & Wisdom) are embedded in our school culture promoting inclusion and respect for everyone. We’re proud of Valleyview Public School and the role we play in educating our Vipers who learn and grow with us every day.
The staff at Valleyview always put the needs of our students first and go above and beyond to support them. Our bright and open classroom spaces are the perfect place for our youngest learners to explore and learn in. We provide rich learning environments and experiences that foster the development of our children as literate, self-directed problem solvers and lifelong learners.
We would love to have the opportunity to showcase our Kindergarten programs in person. However, at this time we invite you to contact us to meet the Kindergarten teams virtually and have the chance to inquire further about your child’s education at Valleyview.
Our Awesome Programs!
French immersion is a form of bilingual education in which students who do not speak French as a first language will receive instruction in French. In Kindergarten and Grade One, 100 percent of the instruction is presented in French. Starting in Grade Two, English instruction is slowly introduced in subject areas with a gradual increase of English instruction each year thereafter. By Grade Six, the balance of French and English instruction is 50 percent.
Meet Our Teams
STEM—Science / Technology / Engineering / Math
Our school grounds set the stage for optimal outdoor learning opportunities for our Kindergartens to engage in a variety of experiential learning activities that inspires a strong connection between themselves and nature.
Head Start in Business
Head Start in Business is a Pan-Northern Community Futures Development Corporation project that encourages youth to explore and expand their entrepreneurial potential while remaining in Northern Ontario. More than 20,000 youth have participated in this innovative and experiential program which makes entrepreneurship more accessible and realistic as a viable career option.
Family Fun Days
Our Valleyview School Council provides our families with community-building activities such as family swim and skate nights and tubing at Mt. Evergreen.
Coding & Technology Education
At Valleyview, Kindergartens engage in a variety of coding inquiries (like programming “Bots”) to improve problem solving and develop fluency with technology.
Your Questions Answered by Kids
School Spirit Days
Our School Spirit Days bring the Valleyview Community together to celebrate a variety of events in our school creating a fun and exciting atmosphere.
Festival Du Voyageur
By celebrating Festival du Voyageur, our staff and students engage in learning about voyageur culture through participating in a variety of activities that were prominent from the voyageur time period of 1690-1850. Some activities we participate in are learning more about the lifestyle of voyageurs by exploring common foods, arts, dances, the French language, and more.
Students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 take part in swimming lessons each school year.
Nutrition on Weekends Program
Eye See... Eye Learn
OPHEA Healthy Schools
Summer Learning Program
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