July 24, 2016 -

Federal Public School

Federal Public School

Located within the Federal subdivision of Kirkland Lake, Federal Public School offers an English language program for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade Six. With its strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy, Federal Public School strives to offer a range of programs and services for its children. Children at Federal Public School receive a minimum of 100 minutes per day of language instruction and 60 minutes per day of math instruction. Character education and healthy lifestyles are further promoted, with monthly character education virtues and the implementation of a balanced day schedule. As part of the balanced day, students are taught about healthy eating choices. A daily breakfast program is also offered at no cost to our children.

Contact Information:

80 Tweedsmuir Road
Kirkland Lake, Ontario
P2N 1J5

Telephone: (705) 567-5288
Fax: (705) 567-5289

Administration:

Principal: Angela Parker angela.parker@dsb1.ca
Secretary: Annette Wood annette.wood@dsb1.ca

Grade Level:

  • English: JK to Grade 6

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School History:

The current Federal Public School celebrated its official opening on December 13, 1977. Joe Yakubowski, then director for the Kirkland Lake Board of Education, spoke about how different groups were able to come together to plan a successful blending of open concept classrooms with traditional closed classroom formats. This blend of classroom formats continues to exist at Federal PS, providing students unique opportunities to work together as a school community. Federal PS Grade 6 student, Ian Hill was chosen to cut the ribbon on behalf of the Minister of Education. Ian later took on an important role in another school opening as he was the chief architect of the new Kirkland Lake District Composite School.

On December 13, 2007, Federal Public School celebrated its 30th anniversary with a gala event. Former staff and students visited the school to hear guest speakers as well as school choir performances. Pictures from each of the school's 30 years lined the halls as guests mingled and visited their former classrooms. The theme for this celebration centered on Federal's proud past and bright future in Kirkland Lake.

School Photo Album