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8:30 AM - 2:50 PM


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Paul Clemens - 905.628.9444 | Email Paul Clemens


Barb McVittie


Michael Prendergast - 905.527.5092 x 2626 | E-mail Michael Prendergast


Greg Van Geffen - 289.339.6328 | E-mail Greg Van Geffen

2017-2018 School Council Executive

Co-Chairs-Melissa Slote / Tanya Brouwer

Secretary—Danielle Pearce

Treasurer—Cathy Veldman

Community Liaison– Jennifer Burgess

Administrative Office Staff

Krista Maxemiuk

Our School

Beverly Central Public School, located in Flamborough at 1346 4th Concession Road West officially opened its doors in 1959. The school is a one floor building situated on a rural road surrounded by a farm, a golf course and a few homes. The catchment for the school encompasses the rural communities of Rockton, Westover and Lynden.

The current enrollment  at Beverly Central School is just under 200 students from JK-Grade 5. Graduating students attend Dr. John Seaton School for Grades 6-8.

School Staff

Principal – Mr. P. Clemens (twinned with Dr. John Seaton school)

Vice-Principal – Mrs. B. McVittie

FDK A – Mrs. C. Seager (0.8)/ Mrs. M. Hall

FDK A – Ms. A Brook (0.2)

FDK B – Mrs. L Plumstead/ Mrs. S Banach

Grade 1 – Mrs. W. Blair

Grade 1/2 A – Mrs. C. Wolf

Grade 1/2 B – Mrs. N. Faragheh

Grade 3 – Mrs. C. Bender

Grade 3/4 – Mr. C. Cook

Grade 4/5 – Mrs. E. Heneberry

Grade 5 – Mrs. T. Baggio

Special class – Mrs. J. Nichols

Library/ Music/ Phys. Ed. – Ms. C. DeRuiter

Phys. Ed. – Mr. A. McMath

Phys. Ed. – Ms. A. Key

Learning Resource Teacher – Mrs. K. Somerville

French – Mr. R. Barrett

Reading Specialist Teacher – Mrs. L. Merritt (0.25)

Educational Assistants – Ms. M. Mullin, Ms. B. Edwards, Mrs. K. Wolnowski

Caretaking – Mrs. J. McManamy


Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

  • In class & withdrawal support
  • Integration of Special Needs Students
  • Special class for students with exceptional needs
  • Adult/parent volunteers
  • Book Fairs-2 per year
  • Visiting experts (ie: artists, performers, scientists, authors as available/affordable)
  • Field Trips (ie: Stratford Festival, Hamilton Place, K-Gr. 1 Pumpkin Patch, Gr. 4 Rockton Fair, Crawford Lake)

Program Highlights

  • Literacy Block with Learning Resource Teacher (LRT) support
  • Literacy Intervention withdrawal programs including Class Act, Leveled Literacy Intervention, start reading, Empower
  • support from reading intervention specialist teacher.
  • Diagnostic Reading Assessment (DRA) assessing reading and comprehension
  • A Book Room includes teacher professional development resources, read aloud, shared reading posters and guided/independent reading level texts
  • Math and Science Manipulatives organized and accessible in specific areas and/or the classrooms
  • Technology in ALL classrooms – smart boards, iPads, Apple TV, digital projectors and computers
  • Ongoing professional learning for staff with consultants, speech pathologists, and other Board support personnel.


Beverly Central school offers a variety of extracurricular activities annually.  Programs are offered by staff. Programs and clubs include but are not limited to:

  • Library
  • Sports
  • Spirit and the environment

Before/After School Programs

  • Ontario Early Years Center operates Monday mornings in the gym
  • Mad Science program (user fees) one session per year
  • Rental Groups: Ladies Volleyball –Tuesday evenings
  • After school scholars program – February to May

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

Staff – Job embedded and inquiry based professional learning builds capacity, informs instructional practice and contributes to a culture of learning

Students – Participate in Inquiry-based learning to develop real word connections and understanding.

  • Literacy
  • Assessment for, as and of Learning -1.4 Assessment tasks are aligned with the curriculum, collaboratively developed by teachers and the resulting demonstrations of student learning analyzed to ensure consistency with success criteria
  • Reading and Writing
  • The students will engage in authentic and rich performance tasks that enable them to demonstrate their learning in reading and writing
  • All students will be expected to use the strategies of good readers and writers
  • Students will understand and be able to use and demonstrate success criteria.
  • Staff Development for Literacy
  • Our staff receives on-going staff embedded professional development


  • Numeracy
  • School focus – HWDSB renewed math strategy
  • Staff Development – understanding of developmentsl math continuum.
  • Developing a growth mindset in students and staff

Positive Culture and Well-being

Goal: All students and staff feeling safe, supported and accepted.

    • Mind-up program to promote mindfulness practices in order to help students become ready for learning.
    • Safe Schools
    • Code of Conduct
    • Ongoing safe schools/anti-bullying campaign-classroom & school programs, special guest speakers & presentations as available/affordable
    • Variety of special events and spirit days

Parent & Community Involvment


  • Community Partners available to support events as needed include: Rockton Lions Club, Rockton Fair, Copetown Lions, Lynden Lions Strabane Optimist, Rotary Club of Flamborough, Rotary Club of Waterdown, Westover Womens Institute, Lynden Community Choir
  • Beverly Community Centre & numerous local community businesses that support the Annual Turkey Dinner & Skate which celebrated its 40th year December 2016.
  • Lynden, Rockton and Westover Libraries
  • Faculty of Education Student Teachers and co-op students as available


  • School Council
  • Daily and Weekly Classroom volunteers
  • Parent Volunteers for Class/School Trips
  • Fundraising supports Classroom Literacy/Numeracy, Library, Trips, Technology Purchases
Updated on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
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