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Bell Times

9:15 AM - 3:35 PM


Steven Yull - 905-690-6813 | Email


Matthew Reid | Email


Nicole Lee - 905.527.5092 x 2673 | E-mail Nicole Lee


Graeme Noble - 365.889.3795 | E-mail Graeme Noble

School Council

Chair – Mr. David Penton

Secretary- Mr. Tim Louks

Our School

Allan A. Greenleaf School was built in 2000.  It was named after the late, first Director of the amalgamated Wentworth County DSB and Hamilton DSB.  The school’s capacity is 585. Greenleaf is a Kindergarten to Grade Eight School situated between Waterdown District High school and the Flamborough “Y” on Parkside Drive between Highway 6 and Centre Road.   For the 2016/2017  school year, Greenleaf provides quality education to 620 students.  We provide a full range of programs and activities to meet the needs of our students.

Our present school population is supported by 23 classroom teachers, 2  Learning Resource Teachers, 1.0 Teacher Librarian, 1.0 Physical Education Teacher, 1.5 French Teachers, 1 Music/Art/Drama teacher, 5 DECE Teachers. Our full staff complement is further enhanced by one Reading Specialist teacher who supports our Literacy Program in Kindergarten and Grade One.  Educational Assistants support teachers in the delivery of program and students who have special needs.

Greenleaf is a “Virtues Project” school and we take great pride in the professional development staff has engaged in to implement the Virtues Project.  We feel that using the language of Virtues is making a difference in our school in all areas, academic, environmental and social.

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

  • Virtues Dedicated
  • Mental Health Strategy
  • Learning Resource Team: 2 on site Learning Resource teachers
  • School Social Worker (phone consultation)
  • English Language Learner Itinerant Teacher (shared)
  • Levelled Literacy Intervention Program for grade 1
  • Empower Reading Intervention Program for grade 2 or 3 and grade 6

Program Highlights

  • Student based Inquiry
  • Active Student Council
  • World Education Games Participant
  • Oral Communications Competition
  • Reach Ahead Credit Opportunities
  • After-School Scholars Program for grade 3 and 6 (when available)


  • Announcers
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Chess Club
  • Cross Country
  • Grade 7 Band
  • Grade 8 Band
  • Green Team, gardening, tree planting and recycling
  • Intramurals: Floor Hockey
  • Library Helpers
  • Lunch Monitors
  • Math Club
  • Middle School Choir
  • Play Days
  • Primary Choir
  • Recycling Club
  • Soccer
  • Spring Musical (every 2 years)
  • Student Council
  • Track and Field
  • Various Spirit Days
  • Volleyball
  • Yearbook Committee

Before/After School Program

Daycare providers:

  • In house YMCA (2 groups)
  • Waterdown District Daycare
  • Brightpath Waterdown Daycare

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

By creating a calm, positive learning environment utilizing our Virtues Program and Minds Up Curriculum, our goal is to improve student literacy and mathematics skills.  In addition, we plan to increase SK reading levels by 15% and increase opportunities for Student Voice and Community Partnerships.


  • Use of ongoing assessment information to guide instructional practice.
  • Raz Kids and IXL resources to support home/school connection
  • Teachers demonstrate modeled, shared, guided and independent reading strategies in their classroom.
  • Intervention strategies for at-risk learners.
  • Volunteers throughout the school.
  • Teacher professional development to support Literacy and Math Instruction
  • Collaborative Educational Planning

Environment Focus

A responsive learning community excelling in 21st century fluency that is based on strong relationships, citizenship and collaborative, critical thinking.


  • Opportunities for students to experience academic and extra-curricular success through Student Leadership, Intramural teams/clubs and sport teams.
  • The Virtues Project  supports Social Skills and Character Education
  • Training Camp supports student transitions and maintains a positive school climate.
  • Minds Up Curriculum teaches students about self-regulation
  • Collaborative Grade team planning
  • Acquire and use technology to enhance student achievement
  • All classrooms equipped with a Smartboard or Mimio System,
  • Implementation of iPads support special needs and small group instruction
  • Transitions: Greenleaf to Waterdown District High School, strong partnership between the schools
  • Restorative Justice practices support Progressive Discipline
  • Continue to track office referrals, suspensions and review with staff data, identify areas of concern and generate strategies to deal with areas of concern.
  • Recruit volunteers from the community. Maintain orientation and screening process. Plan volunteer recognition events.
  • Reduced paper use for school operations.

Parent & Community Involvement


  • We have worked hard to cultivate a positive relationship with parents and the community ensuring that we all work together in the best interest of the children.

Parent Council

  • The education of our children is a partnership between the school, parents and the students.  Our Council strives to help develop this partnership by helping make the environment welcoming and by letting parents know that they can always come to Council to learn about the many things happening at Allan A. Greenleaf and to assist with the many contributions the Council makes to the school.
  • The School Council offers weekly Pizza for purchase to all students.
  • Volunteers are a very valuable resource.  We utilize them in a number of ways and we appreciate all the time parents, community members and co-op students contribute.  All volunteers require a Vulnerable Sector Screening.  Please contact the school if you would like to volunteer.


Updated on Friday, June 30, 2023.
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