The staff, students and community at Adamsdale Public School promote high standards for all students. Academics are balanced with athletic opportunities as well as good citizenship skills. In June 2008, Adamsdale Public School was named a “School On The Move” by the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat in recognition of our use of research-based strategies to support continuous improvement in student achievement.
Adamsdale is an English Public School focused on the development of knowledge, attitudes and skills that children need to be contributing, confident members of their community. Adamsdale Public School fosters respect for cultural diversity, gender, equality, personal independence and social responsibility.
Adamsdale provides the regular English program for students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. We are very pleased to offer the all day every day Kindergarten Program. We focus on teaching students the importance of responsibility, tolerance, friendship, respect and good manners. We also promote good citizenship through the Seven Grandfather Teachings and participate in Roots of Empathy which teaches these skills through the eyes of a newborn.
Adamsdale Public School is largely built on one level, with the library, computer lab and washrooms on an upper level accessed by five steps. The school was renovated making it accessible for all students and families. Ramps were installed to the upper level as well as the front and back of the school.
There are 8 homeroom classes and there is one Special Education Resource Room in the school. A large gymnasium stocked with many physical education supplies serves our students well. We have a library and a computer lab, and each class visits regularly. The playground is large and spacious with one baseball field, a playing field for soccer and a basketball court. We recently invested $50,000 in school yard equipment, including two rain gardens.
Adamsdale Public School hosts the YMCA before and after school daycare program. We service families from the following geographic locations: the Kingsway, Lake Ramsey South, Howey Drive and Bancroft Drive. The majority of our students are bused to school. Upon graduation from grade six, our students leave and spend their intermediate years at Churchill Public School.
Our School Council is an active and positive force in the community. Reading and best efforts of students are supported by community partners in many ways.
Dedicated staff and volunteers operate the Breakfast Program and the Healthy Snack program at the school. The staff is a cohesive, friendly and caring group who work cooperatively to promote a positive learning environment. We all believe that the purpose of education is to foster an environment that enables students to be productive, confident, responsible and well-rounded individuals, dedicated to life-long learning.
Adamsdale Public School was the recipient of the 2011 Rainbow District Board’s Go Green Award. This award was designed to raise awareness about energy consumption and educate students and staff about the environment and the economic impact of their actions.
Our School has a very active ME to WE Club that includes approximately 20 students from various classes. The club leads a variety of initiativeswith tremendous success. Each year, the students choose a charity for annual giving. Charities have included the SPCA, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Sudbury Health Sciences North, Ryan’s Well in Africa, Jacquie Villeneuve’s Orphanage in Africa and the Relay for Life in Sudbury and the Northern Cancer Foundation.
Adamsdale has also been designated as a “Priority School”, welcoming numerous community partners and community programs to the school, such as OCOF.
Grade Levels: Kindergarten to Grade 6
Number of Students: 150
Number of Teaching Staff: 12
Number of Educational Assistants: 3
Custodial Staff: 2
Number of Classrooms: 11
Computer Lab: Yes