Gateway Drive Public is dual track (K to 8 English, K French) school located in the West End in Guelph. It is located near the intersection of Gateway Drive and Fife Road. Gateway Drive School is a middle sized school with a population of approximately 290 students. The school was originally built in 1980 as a K to Gr. 6, but renovated to create a beautiful K to Gr. 8 school with no portables. The majority of our students walk to school with the exception of approximately 40 students who are bused.
Gateway is proud of the many engaging programs offered. Staff and students alike appreciate state of the art educational technology that is available including: mounted flat screen TV’s, Smart Boards, data projectors coupled with Chromebooks, document cameras and monthly celebration slide shows highlighting students working and having fun.
There are many other programs offered to create a safe and inclusive learning environment. We have an active sports program offering team opportunities for Intermediate/Junior students. We also run an intramural program as a leadership opportunity for our older students.
Our Student Council is open to students from Gr. 6 to 8. This active group learns about global issues and plans many fun activities through out the year.
We are especially proud of our music programs (Glee, Bucket Drumming & Ukulele). There is also a special opportunity to learn a string instrument through the leadership of Mr. Trevor Dick of Flying Bow.
Breakfast Club, Healthy Snack, Milk program , Friday Pizza lunch, Lunch Lady are the food programs that are currently in place at Gateway. Breakfast Club is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday am at 8:00 to 8:20 and all students are welcome. Our Healthy Snack program is run through School Council and provides healthy snack alternatives for every student on Tuesday & Thursday mornings. This program gives students a chance to taste a variety of snacks they might not otherwise try at home.
School Hours (Balanced Day):
Start of Day – 8:35
8:35-10:15 Instructional Time
10:15-10:35 Nutrition Break
10:35-11:00 Outdoor Recess
11:00-12:40 Instructional Time
12:40-1:00 Nutrition Break
1:00-1:25 Outdoor Recess
1:25-3:05 Instructional Time
End of Day – 3:05
For further details about the wonderful programs available please contact us.