Principal’s Message

Welcome to Ponsonby Public School.  Our school is tucked into rural Wellington County snuggled between Elora and Guelph on the Elora Road.  All of our students are bused.  When buses aren’t running Ponsonby remains open for students who can safely get to school.  Parents are responsible for getting their children home at the end of the day on bus days.  We enjoy a balanced school day that provides many opportunities for sports and clubs beyond the classroom.  Soccer, frisbee, track, floor hockey, talent show and a school play highlight the extra curricular activities at Ponsonby.  Our older students take on a variety of leadership opportunities during many curricular and extra curricular activities.  We also use the Marden Performance Centre for our junior and primary field days.  We provide Full Day Kindergarten and an improved library.  Our grade 6 graduates attend Elora PS in grade 7.  Most of the grade 8 graduates attend Centre Wellington DHS in Fergus.  Our large playground provides a wonderful play area that is enjoyed as the seasons change.  We have a very active Parent Council supporting our school in so many ways.  In addition, we also have recently begun a snack program funded by The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington.  It is run totally by volunteers who focused upon making certain children have access to healthy snack as they begin their school day.

Our doors are always open to community visitors and we benefit from the numerous volunteers that assist us at Ponsonby.  We hope that our website will assist you with connecting to our school and community.

Lisa Doering
Principal