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Welcome to North Woods Elementary School. We are a small rural JK to Grade 6 school, serving the communities of Brussels, Ethel and Huron East. The school population is close to 200 students and 20 staff members. Our focus is on student academic achievement and our goal is to help all of our students reach their potential as we teach to their strengths, needs and interests.
Helping our students to be life-long learners, deep thinkers and global citizens is something we work on daily at North Woods. By creating and sustaining an inclusive learning environment, working with community partners and families, co-learning with our students and leveraging digital to enhance learning opportunities we strive to make this happen.
Our school is situated on approximately 25 acres of beautiful learning grounds. Together, with the help of the Maitland Valley Conservation Area and our local community members, we run outdoor education programs and explore nature year round on the trails, at the river’s edge and in the wetlands. Students at NWES are immersed in nature daily at our school where they develop an appreciation for their environment.
North Woods is a TRIBES learning community that promotes human growth and provides a caring environment for cooperative learning. We all agree to listen attentively to each other and practice mutual respect daily. We encourage everyone to show appreciation for each other by speaking kindly and being aware of other people’s feelings and we allow the right to pass in certain activities. With these things in place, our students feel safe, ready to learn.
Cathy Goetz, Principal

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