Spring 2024

Let’s Talk About Your Child’s Education

Lakehead Public Schools is committed to providing families with multiple opportunities for engagement and participation in the education of their children. Following feedback from our parents and guardians, we will continue to offer a variety of channels for open communication to suit the ever-changing needs of our families.


Let’s all work towards great communication between home, school, and your Lakehead Public Schools!

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Social Media Terms of Use: Please read the Social Media Terms of Use on our website for more information about our use of these channels, general posting guidelines, and the response time that we strive to adhere to for any inquiries via social media.




We are excited to offer full-time (full-day, every day) learning for our Junior (Year One) and Senior (Year Two) Kindergarten students in all Lakehead Public Schools.

If you require information about school zones or transportation options, please contact Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay.

Transportation WebsiteCall: (807)625-1660

We are proud to welcome you to our family!

Children who will be 4 on or before December 31st are invited to attend Junior Kindergarten (Kindergarten Year One) in September.


Preparing for Kindergarten

Children arrive at school with different backgrounds, experiences, and are at different stages of development. Educator teams (teachers and early childhood educators) in partnership with parents/guardians work to provide learning experiences that will build each student’s confidence.

The Kindergarten Program is a two-year program. First year students (who are mostly four year olds) are considered Year One students and second year students (who are mostly Five years old) are considered Year Two students. This program provides a foundation for lifelong learning, behaviour, health, and well-being. Partnerships with families and communities are essential. This program guides children to respect diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is an intentional, planned program that supports learning through explicit teaching, play and inquiry that capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity.

Parents of Year Two students can choose either an English or French Immersion program.

If you require more information about school zones or transportation options, please visit www.ststb.ca or call Student Transportation Services Thunder Bay at (807) 625-1660.

We invite you to watch our Kindergarten Videos on YouTube with your family.

YouTube VideosTransportation InfoCall (807) 625-1660

Welcome to Grade 9

Welcome to Grade 9

Moving up to Grade 9 is one of the biggest steps you’ll take on your academic journey. It’s an exciting time full of new beginnings, new experiences, and new friendships. But for a lot of Grade 8 students it’s also a time of uncertainty and stress. We want you to feel at ease knowing that you will have the support and services you need to succeed, because at Lakehead Public Schools, we are committed to the success of every student.

Lakehead Public Schools is proud to present an informational video series aimed at providing Grade 8 students the information they need as they enter Grade 9. We want our students to be prepared to meet the changes and challenges of beginning high school. Join us as we explore the many facets of high school at Lakehead Public Schools!

Video Topics Include:

  • Co-curricular Activities
  • International Baccalaureate Programme
  • Advanced Placement Program
  • Student Supports
  • The Arts
  • Special Education
  • Technology at Lakehead Public Schools
  • Selecting Courses
  • Co-op and Specialist High Skills Majors
  • … and many more!

Watch here:

Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay


Parents / Guardians have an online tool to access their child’s busing information. The safe and confidential Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay Parent Portal is available for student route and bus stop information.

Four Easy Steps

Log In Account Information Student Information Submit
Go to ststb.ca and navigate to “Parent Portal.” Use your email and password to log in. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, select “Create Account” and follow the prompts to create one. If you are adding a student to your account, select “Add Student” and enter your child’s: 9-digit OEN which can be found on their report card or by contacting the school, date of birth, school and grade. To view busing details of students you’ve added to your Parent Portal account, select “My Students” to display the busing information for your child. Use the name drop down to select other students if you have added more than one child to your Parent Portal account.

Visit us online: ststb.ca

Our online portal provides access to current student transportation information. Additionally, you can now look up school zone and transportation eligibility for your address using our easy online tool!

Student Safety is our Number One Priority!

IB Programme

International Baccalaureate Programme

What is IB?

The IB World School offers an enriched, accelerated course of study based on the best aspects of education systems around the world. The curriculum has an international focus, and encourages students to think beyond themselves and their communities. The nature of this programme helps students to develop critical and analytical thinking skills, as well as organization and time management skills. In general, the programme aims to provide students with a well-balanced education. Ultimately, students graduate with a diploma that is recognized by universities in 145 countries around the world. Internationally, the IB Programme has become a symbol of academic integrity and intellectual promise.

Information about the IB Programme

Prospective students and their families are invited to visit superior.lakeheadschools.ca Click on the IB icon and navigate to “IB Information for Gr 8 Students/Parents.”

Programme Information

Students in the IB Programme receive a unique educational experience.

IB students will:

  • Be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning;
  • Take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world;
  • Become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
  • Be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

IB Students Perform Better

IB World School students develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics. They are also likely to perform well academically – often better than students in other programmes.


Ms. Karen Watt
IB Coordinator
(807) 625-4001


333 High St. N
Thunder Bay, Ontario

International Baccalaureate Programme

Aiming to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. | ibo.org


Academic Integrity — Intellectual Promise

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement

Challenge Yourself!

Advanced Placement is a program that offers students the opportunity to participate in a more challenging academic program whose ultimate goal is to give students the option to take standardized Advanced Placement exams in Grade 12. Depending on the results and the university, students may receive advanced standing or university credit in First year.

Is Advanced Placement Right for Me?

Are you:

  • an independent and motivated learner with a strong work ethic?
  • an avid reader and effective communicator?
  • a strong critical and creative thinker who enjoys solving problems and analyzing how things work?
  • curious about the world around you and eager to challenge yourself to expand your learning in high school?

Westgate Collegiate & Vocational Institute
707 James St. S
(807) 577-4251

Superior Collegiate & Vocational Institute
333 High St. N
(807) 768-7284

Hammarskjold High School
80 Clarkson St.
(807) 767-8725

Students interested in Advanced Placement will begin taking Pre-AP courses in Grade 9. These courses, in addition to covering The Ontario Curriculum, will be enriched academic courses with the goal of exposing students to the vocabulary and style of AP examinations. It should be noted that students will be evaluated in exactly the same way as students in the regular academic stream; the expectations are not greater. The difference is that students will encounter more sophisticated content. These courses will naturally lead to Grade 12 AP courses, at the end of which the students will have the option of writing the AP Examinations, which occur in May each year. For more information about Advanced Placement, please contact Student Services at your high school.

French Immersion

Je Parle Français

High Standards | Quality Educators
Exceptional Students

Lakehead Public Schools values the study of both official languages. The French Immersion program enables students to effectively develop skills in English and French in all subject areas. Students begin their French Immersion experience in Kindergarten Year Two (SK). French Immersion Students, through study in a balanced curricular program, learn to think and speak in a way that will allow them to succeed in the future.

École Gron Morgan Public School
174 Marlborough Rd.
(807) 345-1468

Hammarskjold High School
80 Clarkson St. S
(807) 767-1631

École Elsie MacGill Public School
130 Churchill Dr. W
(807) 577-6448

Claude E. Garton Public School
414 Grenville Ave.
(807) 683-6289

Faire des amitiés durables.

For more information:
(807) 625-5100

Four Directions Graduation Coach

Four Directions Graduation Coach

The Four Directions First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Graduation Coach Approach has been implemented in all Lakehead Public Secondary Schools.

“Four Directions isn’t a program; it’s an approach – a different way of working to support students while increasing capacity and culture within a school. It is my mission to assist in the development of Indigenous leaders and professionals within all fields of work so that our children see a reflection of themselves everywhere they go.”
– Precious Anderson, Four Directions Graduation Coach


The role of the Four Directions Graduation Coach includes, but is not limited to:

  • establishing trusting relationships with students, families, staff, and communities;
  • identifying and removing barriers to student success;
  • providing guidance and support to identify pathways based on individualized strengths and interests;
  • ensuring ongoing, open dialogue with families;
  • helping to develop inclusive learning spaces where students feel supported and successful;
  • providing access to resources that foster a sense of belonging;
  • advocating for students within the Circle of Caring Adults;
  • facilitating access to tutoring, community supports, course planning, and mentorship for students; and
  • collaborating with school staff, families, and community partners to foster success for students.
For more information about the program, please contact:
LPS Student Success Hammarskjold Superior Westgate
(807) 625-5104 (807) 767-1631 (807) 768-7284 (807) 577-4251

Specialist High Skills Major

Specialist High Skills Major Programs

  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Arts & Culture
    Westgate CVI
  • Business
    Westgate CVI
  • Construction
    Hammarskjold HS
  • Health & Wellness
    Superior CVI
  • Environment
    Superior CVI – *Pending upon Ministry Approval
  • Hospitality & Tourism
    Westgate CVI
  • Justice, Community Safety & Emergency Services
    Hammarskjold HS
  • Manufacturing
    Superior CVI
  • Manufacturing
    Westgate CVI
  • Transportation
    Westgate CVI
  • Construction
    Westgate CVI – *Pending Ministry Approval

To find out more about the SHSM Program that interests you, visit your Guidance Counsellor!

For more information:
(807) 625-5100

Adult Education

Lakehead Adult Education Centre

It’s never too late to earn your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

Registration Dates and Times for Semester 4

February 13, 2024 to March 7, 2024

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
9:30am to 12:00pm to 12:45pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday evenings
4:45pm to 6:00pm

Semester 4 programming begins:
March 4, 2024

Registration Dates and Times for Semester 5

April 16, 2024 to May 9, 2024

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
9:30am to 12:00pm to 12:45pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday evenings
4:45pm to 6:00pm
Semester 5 programming begins:
May 6, 2024
Please bring a copy of your transcript, and a piece of ID when you come to register. Visit our website or Facebook page for more information.

Lakehead Adult Education Centre
125 Lillie St. S, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 2A3
(807) 625-5145 | 1-877-625-5145 (Toll Free)