Together we create an engaging and innovative learning environment, founded on the values of growth, respect and lifelong learning
Holland school is a safe, active, inclusive bilingual learning community. Together we develop lifelong learners for success and well-being.
Presently 300 children from Pre-K to Grade 6 attend our school. Students come from a large region designated by the Central Quebec School Board stretching from the Old City in the south west to Tewkesbury in the North and Saint-Tite-des-Cap in the far Eastern extreme. Only a handful of children are transported by their parents to the school on a daily basis with the rest taking one of 13 buses that service the school.
The region from which the school draws its clientele is almost totally francophone (96%). The majority of our students, approximately 70% based on data gathered through the last Tell Them For Me survey, speak only French at home. Despite the fact that our families are spread over a large territory, the feeling of community in the school is present. Families participate in school events and fundraisers at key moments in the school year. Parents participate in the life of the school via the PPO (Parent Participatory Organization), Governing Board, Friends of Holland School (Foundation) and through independent volunteering. Parents expect that their children will learn, perform and be active and happy at school.
The team includes homeroom teachers, resource teachers, special education technicians, noon hour supervisors, day care technician & educators, pre-kindergarten educator, janitors, secretaries, a librarian, a psychologist, a social worker, a nurse, a dental hygienist, a cafeteria caterer, psycho-educator, an occupational therapist, a speech language therapist and a principal. All personnel are devoted to the children’s development. They are caring individuals and are actively engaged in finding the best ways to help children grow. More than 85% of the teaching staff is tenured which provides for a great deal of stability as well as common professional growth.