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PSDS Playground Revitalization Committee:

Our Playground needs an upgrade and our Committee is looking for ideas regarding how to get the community involved in fundraising and donations.  We calculated that Phase 1 will cost $45,000 to purchase and install big saucer swings and a creative-space panel.  Mrs. Crystal Marler and Mr. Dan Hardman are our committee organizers and they would appreciate all ideas to help fund this worthwhile project.  The Playground Committee meets right after the Parent Council meetings which begin at 7:00 p.m. on January 9 and February 6 in the Round Room on the main floor.  Everyone is welcome.



Winter is coming...Did you know that you can subscribe to get electronic bus cancellation notifications? And that you must re-subscribe every school year. Email subscriptions are purged each summer and subscribers are asked to re-subscribe to ensure we have an accurate list of email addresses each year.

Anyone can subscribe for email notifications for general notices, school closures and route cancellations & delays. You must first confirm that you have a valid email address. To subscribe go to and click on “Delays & Cancellations” (top right corner), then click on the “Subscriptions” icon, Under Other Options click on “Subscribe”. Enter your email address and press the “Subscribe” button. Our automated system will send you an email confirmation containing a link that you will need to click to complete the subscription process.

When you receive that confirmation email, click on the “Confirm” link and enter a password beside New Password, then enter it again. You should receive a message on-screen thanking you for confirming your subscription and telling you can now login to manage your subscriptions.

For more information, go to the Transportation Consortium website: and click on Subscribe for Delays and Cancellations.

Resiliency in children (part 2)

The following is from the work of Michael Unger Ph.D., Canadian Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience, School of Social Work, Dalhousie University and supports our work with Mindfulness for our students.

A Dozen ways that Adults can be Reslience Resources for Children:
1. Provide structure and routines
2. Provide fair and understandable consequences and accountability
3. Nurture intimate and sustaining love from others
4. Foster lots and lots of other strong relationships
5. Help develop a powerful identity
6. Help develop a sense of control
7. Provide a sense of belonging/culture/spirituality/life purpose
8. Help them know their rights and responsibilities
9. Provide safety and support
10. Model positive thinking
11. Model physical well-being
12. Provide financial well-being

Morning arrival
Just a reminder that our supervision on the playground begins at 8:30 a.m.  Some students have been arriving earlier than that time and mingling with the Before and After School Program children which has caused problems for their staff in terms of supervision.  If you need to send your child to school earlier than 8:30 a.m. please contact Christine Sommers at 519 534 4434 for child care.  Thank you.

Resiliency in children
Listed are the 9 things all children need to be resilient. This is the work of Michael Unger, a doctorate specializing in childrens’ mental health. Our Vice-Principal and I attended a day long seminar with him last month.

  • Structure
  • Consequences
  • Parent-child connections
  • Lots and lots of strong relationships
  • A powerful identity
  • A sense of control
  • A sense of belonging, spirituality, and life purpose
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Safety and support
You can find out more about his work at:

PSDS Wiarton

Experience the global classroom by participating in an International Exchange!!  
Elementary school students in grade 7 are invited to apply to take part in an international exchange to France.  Our students would apply while in grade 7 to host a student from France in their grade 8 year.  Exchange partners would arrive in in Canada in late August and stay until early November.  Our Canadian students would travel to live with their exchange partner and their family in France for 3-months from February to May.  Students taking part in an exchange would attend school, experience a new culture and be immersed in another language.  For more formation, visit the Canadian Education Exchange Foundation website at or contact our Board Exchange Coordinator, Kelly Wilkins, at 519-376-6050 x 237 or

Our QSP Family Reading Magazine Fundraiser has started and it is a major fundraiser for students in Grades 1 - 8. Not only does this campaign help raise much needed funds but it also promotes literacy.  Please set aside some time each week and make for your family's Time For Reading (click this link!).  You can check your child's backpack for all of the information. We are raising money to support our library and class field trips and every child will benefit from the funds raised.  Please do your part to support your campaign. Our on line school number is 3711710. We need everyone's help to make it a success. Thank you.

Information for ALL Kindergarten students!!
Since you registered your child last year, they have likely received their 4-6 year boosters for Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and chickenpox.  Doctor’s offices do not automatically send this information to us.  Public Health is required by law to have immunization records for all students registered in all schools.  To ensure that we have all records up to date for your child, please notify us of any immunizations given since your child has turned four years of age.  It is recommended to receive these boosters as soon after your child turns four, and not delaying until a later age.  Immunization protects children from many serious diseases that are easily spread in schools.

You can do this by:    
Scanning the yellow immunization record and emailing to
Fax to: 519-376-7782 or Call: 519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456


Secondary Yearbook, please click here to download the ReplayIt  App for your smartphone ... your pictures might be in the yearbook!



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Secondary School Top-Ranked In Bluewater
The Fraser Institute released it's annual report and Peninsula Shores Distict School earned the highest rating in Bluewater District School Board and the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board.
Click here for the full story.

PSDS is Awesome

Message from the Principal

Welcome to Peninsula Shores District School, our state of the art facility. We are a Kindergarten to Grade 12 District School. PSDS offers many exciting opportunities for students. Our school includes a 400 seat auditorium which is an excellent venue for school drama productions, musical theatre performances, guest speakers and school assemblies. In addition, this auditorium can be booked for community events. Our students also have access to new computer labs, a large gymnasium capable of running two physical education programs concurrently, an outdoor athletic field and first-rate hospitality and technology facilities.
We serve the students from Hepworth Central School, Amabel Sauble Community School, Cape Croker Elementary School and our own PSDS elementary students. We offer courses in Grades 9-12 on a semester basis. Our school year runs from September to January for Semester One courses and February to June for Semester Two courses.
If you want to be part of a warm, caring and exciting new learning environment that will inspire you and challenge you to become the best that you can be, come to Peninsula Shores District School.

New WDHS/PSDS Alumni Association Formed

From coast to coast and country to country, WDHS and PSDS graduates launched their post-secondary journeys right here in Wiarton, Ontario. To honour and share our graduates’ achievements, a new association has been established.

The school communities of both the former Wiarton District High School and the present Peninsula Shores District School are pleased to announce the formation of the official WDHS/PSDS Alumni Association. The purpose of this Alumni Association is to foster and enhance connections among WDHS and PSDS graduates and staff while celebrating our rich heritage for the benefit of both the school and its community.
To sign up for the Alumni Association, please visit

FundScrip is a fundraising program that asks you to pay for your everyday purchases with gift cards bought through the FundScrip program. A percentage of the cards that you purchase is then donated to our school.

For example, you purchase a $100 Foodland gift card paying $100. No extra fees or hidden charges. Then 3% of your purchase or $3 is donated directly to the school.

        ~ It doesn't cost you anything extra
        ~ You don't have to change where you shop or what you buy with over 100 participating retailers
        ~ Your every day purchases add up to make a difference very quickly

Invitation Code: JFCE3C

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We are very excited to announce that we will be offering parents the convenience of paying online for school activities, field trips and sports events, in the near future.

For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into our school. School related expenses will be available online for you to make payments during the school year soon.

You can register for your online payment account now. Click on the image below to get started.
Click here to register or login.

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