Fallingdale Public School opened in 1971 and serves students from kindergarten to grade 5. It is a small community school, serving the diverse nature of the surrounding neighbourhood. There are approximately 26 languages other than English that are spoken in family homes. The first of many special needs classes came to Fallingdale in 1989 and are still an integral part of the school population.
It is Fallingdale’s mission to focus on high academic achievement, develop critical thinking skills and develop an accepting, respectful and engaging community that guides students to become responsible citizens and independent lifelong learners. We believe that this will happen with the cooperation of teachers, parents, students and the surrounding community.
It is the highly supportive and collaborative nature that makes Fallingdale such a positive place for students to learn and grow. Teachers, parents and students work together to support the needs and celebrate successes of all the students. Student engagement and leadership is evident in the classroom and through various opportunities to participate in intramural programs, sports teams, clubs, choirs and activities. Grade 4 and 5 students have opportunities to partner with younger students, and to take on different kinds of leadership opportunities.