About Us

Agnes G. Hodge is a JK-Gr. 8 urban school with a population of approximately 445 students and 50 staff. The school was opened in 1956 in honour of Agnes G. Hodge, who started the first Home and School Association in Brantford and was one of the first women to serve on the Brant County Board of Education.

The original building consisted of 6 classrooms that housed 100 students. In 2005, an addition was built to accommodate the amalgamation of students from Riverview and Ryerson Public Schools.

Our school mascot is the Husky and our school colours are blue and gold. We offer a variety of clubs, sports teams and activities for students, including Glee Club, ukulele Club, First Nations, Metis and Inuit club, softball, soccer, volleyball, football, and zumba, to name a few.

We have a daily snack program run by a small group of dedicated volunteers. In addition, classes participate in Roots of Empathy, the SKIP program, KELSO, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids; The Leader in Me and Social Justice Begins with Me.


A Bit of History

The school was opened in September 1956 in honour of Agnes G. Hodge who started the first Home and School Association in Brantford and was one of the first women to serve on the Brant County Board of Education.

In 1956, the original front six classrooms were built with only four of them in use with approximately 100 students. The first principal of the school was Mr. Harold Vail (1956 – 1965). The first staff included Mrs. Marjorie Goodland, Mrs. Gladys McBride, and Mrs. Marilyn Topp.

In 2005 came the expansion and renovation of Agnes G. Hodge Public School with the joining of Ryerson Public School and Riverview Heights Public School within the Grand Erie District School Board.


COMMUNITY CIRCLES

Agnes G. Hodge Public School has adopted a philosophy that's been proven to boost grades, attendance records, stomp out bullying, and improve the general well-being of students.

A Community Circle program promotes the idea that children learn to work together in a community or class in order to learn how to respect and care for others.

Four agreements are honoured:

  • Mutual respect
  • Attentive listening
  • Appreciation of others and no-put downs
  • The right to pass and participate

Educational Links

Raz-Kids

Online access to Raz-Kids reading program. Please login to the site with the information sent home by your child(ren)'s classroom teacher(s)


Sumdog

Online access to Sumdog math games program. Please login to the site with the information sent home by your child(ren)'s classroom teacher(s)

ABCya

Online access to free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web

PBSkids

Online access to PBSkids games

Discovery Kids

Online access to Discovery Kids educational games and research

FunBrain

Online access to free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy.


Nut-Free Zone

There’s a peanut-free soy nut butter product on the market that says it’s a peanut butter substitute and safe for schools. The Grand Erie District School Board requests that parents and staff refrain from bringing this product into our peanut free schools.

If it’s peanut-free then what’s the big deal?

This product looks, smells, and tastes like peanut butter. The concern is that some children may think it is okay to bring peanut butter sandwiches in their lunches when they see their classmates eating the soy product. We simply cannot run the risk of any student or staff member being exposed to peanuts as this may cause an allergic reaction. The safety and health of our students and staff must come first.

Click on the link to read the Board’s Anaphylaxis (allergic reactions) Policy SO115. Thank you for your cooperation.