Dunlop Public School
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|Dunlop Public School|
1310 Pebble Road
|School type||Public School|
|Founded||March 18, 1970|
|School board||Ottawa-Carleton District School Board|
|Area trustee||Mark Fisher|
|Grades||K to 6|
|Enrollment||205 (September, 2013)|
Dunlop Public School (DPS) is a public school in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was opened on March 18, 1970. The school is named after Dr. Florence Dunlop, the first school psychologist employed by the former Ottawa Public School Board. Dr. Dunlop served as the supervisor of special education from 1918 until 1961.
Students and faculty
Dunlop is an elementary school in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board serving 250 pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 students from the South Keys and Greenboro communities in Ottawa. Students represent a diverse background of countries and languages, including Arabic, Cantonese, Punjabi, Croatian and Tamil. Middle French Immersion students go to Blossom Park P.S.. while grade 6 graduates attend Roberta Bondar Public School for Grades 7 and 8.
Dunlop has a faculty of 16.75 teachers, many of whom have additional or specialist qualifications in special education, English as a Second Language, Brailling, signing, science, physical education, computers, and the arts. The school mission statement is "Dunlop School will help each child develop within a safe, caring, child-centred environment, the attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary to become life-long learners, in a rapidly changing word."
French is studied for a period per day in grades 1 to 6 and half that time in kindergarten. Special support programmes include English as a Second Language, a system Language Learning Disability Class and a Special Education Learning Centre.
The school is located on several acres in the South Keys neighbourhood next to Pushman Park through which access is available to an outdoor rink and baseball diamond. The school has a large library/resource centre, gym with stage, a computer lab (in addition to computers in the classrooms), play structures (new kindergarten and primary structures were installed in fall 2012), basketball nets, and is wheelchair accessible.
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