Address: 34 Norman Street
Brantford, Ontario
N3R 2Y1
Phone: 519-751-2891
Fax: 519-751-3851
Principal: Beth Lougheed
Vice-Principal: Sarah Stratton
Secretary: Michele Edmondson
Secretary: Sandy Pottruff
3 and 4

Dear École Fairview Families:

Safety is our number one priority at École Fairview.  Unfortunately, there was a situation that occurred on February 26, 2015 where a young student walked home after missing the bus.

Gratefully, the student arrived safe at home, but you can imagine the concern this incident left on the family. We have reached out to the family, discussed the situation and offered our apologies.

It’s imperative that we review our practices and strengthen our procedures at our school because we don’t want this to happen again under any circumstance.

As a result of the incident, we are reinforcing our plans with students and teachers. If there is a situation where a student misses the bus, students need to know they are to go immediately to a staff member and go back to the school.

We will also continue our safe practice of staff members monitoring the halls and being with students at dismissal time to ensure they are directed to their appropriate bus line. There are multiple staff members who patrol the bus loading area and we have system in place where these staff members communicate using walkie-talkies.

As the Principal, I will continue to be present during dismissal time or assign a designate in my absence to ensure there is additional supervision.

Parents are also encouraged to have conversations about their own family plans if situations like this occur. It’s important that we all play a role in ensuring the safety of our students.

If you have any questions about our procedures, please contact me.

Thank you,

Madame Lougheed



Coming Soon

Ecole Fairview night at Harvey's on Wayne Gretzky.

Eat in or drive through but mention Fairview and 25% of your bill will be donated to the Grade 4 Swim Program.  Bring friends and neighbours, it's a great community time together!

Sponsored by School Council.


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Interested in having your child attend French Immersion in September?  Please call the school at 519-751-2891 for a Kindergarten Registration time.


The Grand Erie District School Board wants to hear from you!   We want to know if you’re interested in accessing Before and After-School care at your school.  Here’s your chance to tell us if a program would meet the needs of your family!  If enough parents show interest to run a viable program, a third-party provider will coordinate the service at a fee for the 2015-16 school year.  Submit your interest by completing this survey by February 23, 2015 at


For more information about Before-andAfter-School Programs and Child Care, visit the Parent Section at granderie.ca


Coronation School Building Project
It brings me great pleasure to inform you all that only a few short weeks ago, a small group of people began meeting to discuss and plan the new Coronation School Building Project.  The group is a dynamic mix of people including architects, school board trustees and superintendents, Principal Lougheed and myself as your elected parent representative.

We are in the beginning stages only, and there is a lot still to cover. At the moment the site plan is currently under review at the city, and we are discussing possible layouts in and around the building.

I expect to be able to share more details, including the anticipated completion date when the first steps of planning and approvals by the City are completed.

As your parent representative, I'm very interested in hearing what you have to say! If you have any questions, concerns or ideas, please feel free to let me know!  You can contact me at tsmith.nokia@gmail.com.

Tom Smith
École Fairview School Council Co-Chair



School Council meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00.