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Bell Times

8:50 AM - 3:10 PM

French Immersion

French Immersion is available.


EQAO Results


Sandra Rowell - 905.528.6341 | Email


Lori MacNab | Email


Sue Dunlop - 905.527.5092 x 2673 | E-mail Sue Dunlop


Christine Bingham - 289.339.6902 | E-mail Christine Bingham

School Council Chairs

Chair:  Karyn Black

Co-Chair:  Andrea Rosic

Administrative Office Staff

  • Ms. Dawne Vallentin
  • Ms. Deborah Jeffrey

Our School

Bennetto School is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade Eight school located in the North End of Hamilton. Bennetto provides quality education to five hundred students. In 2010 we introduced full-day junior/senior kindergarten.

The “ New Bennetto” School is a combination of Centennial School  ( JK-5), Bennetto Middle School ( Gr. 6-8) and Robert Land School ( JK-5). All three schools amalgamated between 2002 and 2004. Our present school population is supported by 24 classroom teachers, 3.0 Learning Resource Teachers, 1.0 Teacher Librarian, 2.0 Physical Education Teachers, 2.0 French Teachers, 1.0 English as a Second Language Teacher and 4 ECE Teachers. Our full staff complement is further enhanced by one Instructional Coach.

We also have 14.0 Educational Assistants who support teachers in the delivery of program and students who have special needs. Bennetto School has one special education classes that service the needs of system students. We provide a full range of programs and activities to meet the needs of our students.

Programs & Services

Student Success Support

  • Instructional Coach
  • McMaster, Rotary Club, Family Health Team and Parent volunteers
  • Parent Literacy and Numeracy In-services
  • Summer School
  • Roots Of Empathy
  • Transitions

Program Highlights

  • Full day Junior/Senior Kindergarten
  • DRA Implementation K-8
  • Balanced Literacy JK- 8
  • Student based Inquiry
  • Instructional Coach
  • Networked Classrooms
  • Library


  • Running and Reading
  • After School Scholars

Before/After School Program or Activities

    • Learning And Fun –Welcome Inn
    • Bennetto Rec. Centre – after school care
    • Breakfast Club – St. Lukes Anglican Parish
    • North End Health Center
    • Moms & Tots, and Cloths Closet- Hughson St. Baptist
    • A wide range of intra-mural, interschool sports and numerous opportunities for other extra-curricular activities
    • Running and Reading

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

Improvement in Literacy and Mathematics Results.


  • Use of ongoing assessment information to guide instructional practice.
  • Teachers demonstrate modeled, shared, guided and independent reading strategies in their classroom.
  • Intervention strategies for at-risk learners.
  • Volunteers throughout the school.
  • Present family Literacy and Numeracy in-service evenings.
  • In-service teachers and implement revised math curriculum.
  • Teachers plan with the Instructional Coach

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 programs such L.A.F., Student Leadership, Bennetto Recreation Center, Intramural teams/clubs and sport teams.
  • Social Skills programs through monthly assemblies using Positive Action and Restorative Justice
  • Learning Skills and Student of the Month awards.
  • Reviewed and published Bennetto Student Code of Conduct.
  • 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.
  • Continue to in-service staff in technology use in their classrooms.
  • Reduced paper use for school operations.
  • Continue to improve physical plant and student play areas

Parent & Community Involvement


Bennetto operates in collaboration with a number of community agencies. The North Hamilton Health Centre provides essential medical care and referral services for our families

We have 16 community partnerships supporting parents and their children at Bennetto School.


School Council

Chairperson : Karyn Black

Co-Chair     :  Andrea Rosic
Secretary    : Francesca Alfano
Treasurer   : Amy Barber

Updated on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
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