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Bell Times

9:10 AM - 3:30 PM


EQAO Results


Brandon Berketa - 905.662.2297 | Email


Jeff Gillies - 905.527.5092 x 2361 | E-mail Jeff Gillies


Cam Galindo - 905.515.2563 | E-mail Cam Galindo

School Council Chair

Cathy Abbott

Administrative Office Staff

Mary Anderton

Our School

Tapleytown Public School is located in East Hamilton on Stoney Creek Mountain.  The original one-room stone school house was built in 1881. While many one-room schools in the area were being closed, additions were added to Tapleytown in 1956, 1959, 1964 and again in 1966 to accommodate increasing enrolment.

The school is very well established and families of many generations have called Tapleytown their neighbourhood school.
Although Tapleytown still retains the atmosphere of a country school, it has also kept apace with modernization. EQAO scores tend to exceed both Board and Provincial standards. Our school is supported this year by a Literacy Improvement Teacher. Additionally, the Empower Reading Program is  being delivered by our Learning Resource Teacher, Mrs. S. Dunn.
The staff, students and parents of Tapleytown School are dedicated to academic success and care about each other.
We are committed to:

  • providing a safe and friendly place to learn and grow
    being the best that we can be
  • helping each other learn because we all learn differently

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

  • Learning Resource Teacher
  • Empower Reading Program
  • Itinerant Hearing Support Teacher
  • Speech and Language Support
  • ESL consulting
  • Social Worker Support
  • Special Education consulting

Program Highlights

  • Empower Reading Program
  • School-wide Take Home Reading
  • Literature Circles
  • Kindergarten Alphabet Bags
  • Literacy/Numeracy Book Bags
  • Book Room
  • LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention)


  • Lunch Monitors
  • Office Announcers
  • Volleyball
  • Track and Field
  • Cross Country

Before/After School Program or Activities

Students are bused


    • Coming Soon

Program & Community Involvement


  • Public Health-PHN (Healthy Living, SNAC, Active Recess, Kids’ Helpline)
  • Teacher Training
  • Secondary Schools: Volunteers, Transition Planning
  • Hamilton Police department-Community Liaison Officer
  • Bullying Prevention/Personal Safety/Internet Safety
  • CAS
  • Hamilton Fire Department
  • Binbrook Fair
  • Creative School Images
  • Gino’s Pizza


Parent Responsibilities

  • School Council
  • School Volunteers: All Star Reading Coaches, Special Lunch Days, SNAC, Library, Math, Trips, Sports Team Drivers, Fundraising,
  • School Council support for class trips, books, special equipment, Information Fairs, School-wide Take Home Reading Program, parental engagement

Suggestions for Parents:

  • Help your child establish a homework routine (e.g. regular time every night)
  • Help set up a learning place for doing homework in your home for your child
  • Promote independence i.e., allow students to attempt assignments independently
  • Attempt to assist students when requested or needed
  • Encourage and monitor consistent use of the agenda planner
  • Assist your child in time management on larger projects and self-assigned work
  • Communicate with the teacher if you have concerns about homework or assignments
  • Encourage and praise your child for effective homework habits
  • Look at your child’s agenda planners on a regular basis checking for long term assignments or study schedules
  • Help your child to set specific goals for learning i.e., monthly reading goal
  • Support student learning by ensuring that your child attends school regularly, well rested and well nourished
Updated on Monday, October 07, 2019.
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