„Gdy serce zatęskni, wspomnienia przywoła,
za mamy rosołem i ziemią ojczystą,
co duszy da spokój ? Jest polska szkoła!
Tutaj w Ottawie, tak całkiem blisko ..."
Dear students, alumni and friends,
The Polish School in Ottawa, named after Wiktor Podoski, the last RP consul in Ottawa, is currently the only existing Polish school in our city. It was founded 1954, and a turning point in its history was the year 1977-1978, when it was incorporated into the Roman Catholic Ottawa Separate School Board - Heritage Language Program (since 1994 - International Languages Program) - funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education. For over 60 years (1954-2014) we are trying to teach the young generation of Poles both beautiful mother tongue, as well as cultivating Polish traditions and culture. We want to give our students a greater knowledge and understanding of the world and provide them with the experience of native heritage.
Our program is based on the Polish Teachers' Union of Canada curriculum, which includes elements of Polish history and geography. We also provide special activities for parents with children under 4 years of age and Polish language classes for adults.
All classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Altogether, our school has currently 13 teachers who provide an excellent learning environment for more than 200 children.
Our students have many opportunities to expand their artistic skills, acquire new knowledge and to present their talents through recitation contests or essay competitions. We also have few regular school celebrations such as: Teacher's Day, Independence Day, Valentine's Day, Kulig.
As a team of teachers and the parents we put our hearts into our work and we feel sense of accomplishment and pride for shaping the young generation of Canadians of Polish origin. We try to cultivate a spirit of cooperation and understanding which unite us in our common goal - the common good of our children.
We are open to new initiatives, future students and teachers. If you are looking for a place for your child, nephew, grandson, please feel free to contact us.
Principle and the School Council