Grandview School was first opened in 1912 and has endured in our community for more than 100 years! We are a Kindergarten to grade 8 school of approximately 210 students, including an Autism Spectrum Disorder Class and a large intermediate population due to the fact that we integrate the grade 7 & 8 students from Graham Bell School into our school. The school is built on 5 different levels so we are not wheel-chair accessible but if you need assistance to enter the school, please let us know in advance. We also have a before and after school program operated by the Boys and Girls Club of Brantford. Community volunteers distribute healthy snacks to all students every Tuesday and Thursday.
There is a high expectation for student achievement and behaviour. We focus on character attributes each month and educate students on responsibility and strategies to stop bullying. We have a caring and committed staff who are very diverse....sharing their strengths in academics, athletics, technology and school spirit. We are the home of “The Grizzlies” and proudly represent our school in many board sponsored events. We have an active parents group called Parent Involvement Team (PIT) who meet each month and support our students in many ways.
Children respond well to routine, and reading is something that you and your child can look forward to every day. By taking the time to read with your child and spend time talking about the content, you are showing that reading is important, valued and fun to do. Try to read with your child as often as possible. With older children, discuss what your child is reading with them. You may also wish to share what you are reading with them. This is excellent role modeling. It is the single most important thing you can do to help your child learn at school. It will also allow you to spend high-quality time together and to develop a strong and healthy relationship that is built on sharing ideas.
We operate on the balanced day, which includes 2 forty minute nutrition breaks. The school schedule is as follows.
Opening bell: 9:05 AM
Nutritional Break #1: 11.05 – 11:45 AM
Nutritional Break #2: 1:25 – 2:05 PMSchool ends at 3:25 PM