School Profile

School Profile

School Profile

Home of the Beavers

At Ernie Checkeris Public School, we encourage students to assume responsibility for their learning and to take advantage of their educational experiences. In partnership with teachers, parents and the community, we are helping the students reach their full potential in French and English, so that they can make positive contributions to society and face the challenges of tomorrow with confidence.

Ernie Checkeris Public School is a small, primary, French Immersion school with 116 students located in a quiet, residential area of New Sudbury. Our school is named after a prominent, well-known, local gentleman, Ernie Checkeris, who has the distinction of being the longest serving public school trustee in Canada. Also a renowned artist, our school proudly displays some of his clay masks.

Ernie Checkeris Public School has an active and supportive School Council. Together, we are working to improve student achievement and school performance.

To assist parents with child care needs, we have a licensed day care within our school setting, as well as before and after school programs that are available from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both are run by Centre pivot du triangle magique. Information on these two programs can be obtained by calling 705-586-3013.

An attractive building with a unique design, most of the classrooms at Ernie Checkeris Public School are located around a central resource area that encompasses a library. The gym at Ernie Checkeris Public School is spacious and well equipped. Our playground is large and the children have fun on the two play structures, outdoor classroom and picnic area in the yard that were made possible by the fundraising efforts of the Ernie Checkeris School Council.

There is a strong focus on character education at Ernie Checkeris Public School. The following ten character traits are reinforced throughout the year: responsibility, empathy, integrity, courtesy, resilience, acceptance, courage, respect, honesty and cooperation. Our Wall of Fame recognizes the achievements of our students in character development and their efforts to speak French.

At Ernie Checkeris Public School, we strive for excellence. In providing challenging, exciting hands-on experiences, we are helping our young students to develop a strong, educational foundation on which they can build as they continue on their journey of life-long learning in French and English.

Mission Statement

Ernie Checkeris is a caring, exciting learning environment where individual student needs are respected. Ernie Checkeris is an inclusive community where all cultures are celebrated. As a French Immersion school, we recognize and promote the French language and culture through various learning activities. We strive to see all students become lifelong learners ready to solve problems in their own lives and in the world.

Énoncé de mission de l’école Ernie Checkeris

L’école Ernie Checkeris est un milieu éducatif bienveillant et stimulant où les besoins particuliers de chaque élève sont respectés. L’école Ernie Checkeris est une communauté accueillante qui célèbre toutes les cultures. À titre d’école d’immersion française, nous reconnaissons et nous valorisons la langue et la culture françaises dans le cadre d’activités d’apprentissages variées. Nous voulons que tous nos élèves puissent continuer d’apprendre à tout âge dans la vie pour être prêts à résoudre leurs propres problèmes et les problèmes du monde qui les entoure.