Perth School

Perth Ave. Public School

Daycare in the Junction Triangle- Perth Academy for Early Learning

Perth Academy for Early Learning

Is a licensed child care centre located in Perth Avenue Public School at 14 Ruskin Avenue.

The Centre is open Monday – Friday, 12 months of the year. Currently spaces are available for Pre-school, JK/SK and School-age children. We offer a Nursery Program for 2 hours every morning depending on availability. Please visit us on line at to learn more about our philosophy, mission statement everything our programs have to offer. We are excited to announce that we will be opening a toddler program in January 2013.

Perth Avenue Public School - Home-style Craft and Gift Show

Click image to download a PDF file of the flyer.

Event details from Sharon:

CALLING ALL ARTISANS! Perth Avenue Public School is hosting the Junction Triangle’s second annual Home-style Craft and Gift Show on December 1st. Rent a table to sell your wares for only $20 and a donation to the raffle table! The proceeds from the table rentals will go back into the school council fund to support arts programming like visiting authors and dance workshops, musical instruments and art supplies. Please contact Sharon Colwell at ASAP for more information or to book your table. Space is limited!

BBQ Raises Money for Perth / St. Luigi School Playground

From Ward 18 City Councillor Ana Bailao's July 18 2012 newsletter:

Great Success at Ward 18 Community BBQ!

More than $55,000 raised in support of "Field of Dreams"!

Each year I am happy to host the Ward 18 Community BBQ in support of a great local initiative! This year's BBQ was held in support of an energetic group of teachers, students and parents from Perth Avenue Public School and St. Luigi Catholic School who are striving to animate their shared schoolyard, and our neighbourhood, by fundraising to build a running track and soccer pitch.

Before this barbeque even began the Parent Council had done a substantial amount of work and raised a significant sum of money. In March of this year the project won $50,000 from Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment’s Team Up Foundation in a very competitive, province-wide process that included two rounds of voting and judgement by an expert panel. As Councillor, I supported this important community project by putting the word out and by committing $100,000 raised as a result of local development.

During the barbeque our community showed its spirit and generosity, further supporting this great initiative to the tune of more than $55,000! This sum is made up of the combined funds raised through a yard sale, food donations, raffle ticket sales and contributions by several individuals and organizations. Now with well over $200,000 in the bank to fund this project it is almost certain that the "Field of Dreams" will be built.

Perth Community Garage Sale

Perth Community Garage Sale
Saturday June 23rd 9 - 12

Located at the Perth Public school yard.

  • Many exciting tables of artists, sale items and bike tune up booth.
  • A wonderful raffle.

All proceeds going directly to Perth school yard improvement fund.

Come support your community, meet your neighbours and find a treasure.

Perth Avenue Public School- Lunchroom Supervisors

Perth Avenue is looking for 3 additional lunchroom supervisors for the 2012/2013 schoolyear.

Are you interested in being a lunch room supervisor for Perth Avenue Public School? Click on the link and go to "employment" on the menu to find out the process and how to apply.

Win a new schoolyard for Perth Ave. (Round 2!)


Vote for the Perth Ave Public School / St. Luigi Catholic Schoolyard Project to Win 1 of 4 $50,000 Grants Through the Team Up Foundation Fund. Thanks to your support we are already in the Top Ten. Final round of voting is from Wed. March 7 to Fri. March 16. Vote every day – it's easy!


Step #1: Go online to register at:
Step #2: Scan through the Candidates to find our application: Perth Avenue Public School/St. Luigi Catholic School
Step #3: Click on Vote for this Charity, where you will Register and submit your vote. Vote daily.
Step #4: Anyone with an email address can vote. Get your kids and family voting and forward this message to your entire address book – our kids will thank you! Remind others to vote daily.

For those that do not have access to a computer, from Wednesday, March 7 to Friday, March 9, students are encouraged to vote at school and a school computer will be made accessible for the public to vote. For assistance voting call Perth School 416-393-1410 or St. Luigi's 416-393-5370. During the March Break (March 12-16) a computer will be made available at the Boys and Girls Club 1379 Bloor St. For questions call The Boys and Girls Club at 416-530-4233. Public computers are available for voting anytime at the Perth Dupont Library or other City of Toronto Library during their regular business hours.

Vote for the Perth Schoolyard Project

Vote for the Perth Schoolyard Project

A group of residents is working to improve the playground behind Perth Avenue Public School and St. Luigi Catholic School. The playground is currently covered in paved asphalt. A plan to build a rubberized running track could become a reality this summer if enough people vote to support the initiative in a $50,000 grant competition called ‘Team Up’ offered by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Voting continues until February 20. You can make it better for all the children in the neighbourhood by showing your support with a vote!

The MLSE Team Up Foundation is introducing a new grant program this year – the Team Up Foundation Fund (TUFF) with a total of $200,000 available across four charitable grants. Four charitable organizations will each receive $50,000 at the end of March. Winners are selected based on VOTES!

With this grant we hope to attain a poured rubber track for approximately 600 students from Perth and St. Luigi Schools as well as 140 children from the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club. Perth Avenue Public School and St. Luigi Catholic School are a joint TDSB/TCDSB schools servicing students from JK -Grade 8. See more about this project at

Meeting: Perth Ave. PS Grade 7-8 Expansion

Sharon writes:

Perth Public School is having a meeting on Thursday, January 19th at 6:30 to discuss the school's possible extension through to grade 8. Superintendent Curtis Ennis and Trustee Maria Rodrigues will both be in attendance. Even if you don't have kids at the school, come out and show your support!

Perth School Playground, and Public Library Expansion

The Villager / Inside Toronto has an article that touches upon two major community-lead projects in the Junction Triangle: The Junction Triangle Library Project, and the Perth Avenue Public School Playground Revitalization Project.

You can read the article online here.

Some quotes:

Perth Avenue Junior Public School's yard is a bare patch of asphalt, but if Junction Triangle resident Allison Grey's New Year's resolution comes true it'll be well on its way to becoming an urban oasis for sports, agriculture and outdoor learning.
She is just one of many community activists who is looking ahead to January and beyond to build on initiatives they spearheaded in 2010.

Grey, who has lived in the neighbourhood for a decade, was instrumental in launching the Perth Avenue Public School Playground Revitalization Project. She credits Perth P.S. Principal Janice Robinson for inspiring her to kick-start the redevelopment of the yard. Its sorry state has stopped some area parents from enrolling their children in the elementary school on Ruskin Avenue, said Grey.

"We'd love to do a whole big soccer pitch with a track around it, but it'll likely cost thousands of dollars," she said.

The aim is to start with smaller, less costly projects. Already, Robinson has erected two new hockey nets and has plans to purchase other equipment, such as basketball hoops. There are ideas circulating for some artwork like a mural, added Grey.

Meanwhile, Grey's neighbour, Kevin Putnam, the co-founder of the Junction Triangle Library Expansion Committee, is eager to continue efforts to grow the beloved Perth/Dupont branch, one of the smallest in the city.

At a Nov. 22 meeting, Bailao announced a $1.2 million injection of funds toward the project, which includes encouraging local residents to fill out an online survey called 'The 100 Day Survey.' They can do so until the end of February. Its purpose is to gather as much input from as many people as possible. A report outlining the results of the survey and a public consultation process will be submitted to the Toronto Public Library Association before it is released to the public at the end of March, said Putnam, with fundraising to follow.

French Immersion at Perth Ave P.S. - Information Night

Information meeting to discuss option of introducing French Immersion option beginning in Grade 4 for Perth Ave P.S. students.

School Board Trustee Maria Rodrigues and Superintendent Curtis Ennis will attend, in addition to other TDSB staff involved in French language program decision making.

All are welcome. This meeting is particularly relevant to parents whose children will begin Grade 4 in 2013 or later, and who live in the Perth Ave P.S. catchment area.

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