Little Current Public School (LCPS) is located in the North Channel waterfront town of Little Current on beautiful Manitoulin Island. The school catchment area extends southeast to Ten Mile point and southwest to Bidwell Road in Honora and includes the First Nation communities of Aundeck Omni Kaning and Sheguiandah. LCPS is the largest of four Rainbow elementary schools on the island, with a student population of 323 students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 8.
With a staff of 32 teachers, educational assistants, secretarial staff and custodial staff, LCPS offers a variety of unique programs to support our students in their learning. These programs include Early Reading Intervention, an In-School-Support Room for students who occasionally require behavioural support, a counseling program, an Intensive Support Program for students with special needs, as well as a Day Treatment Program in partnership with the Child and Family Centre. Students at LCPS have the option of learning Ojibwe or French as a second language.
LCPS is home to a before and after school daycare program as well as a toddler/preschool daycare program all housed within our school.
Volunteers play a critical and valued role in our school. They are involved in our Breakfast Club Program, the Head Lice Prevention Program, Reading Program, and our Cultural Day Committee.
Through sponsorship from The Human League and Better Beginnings, LCPS offers a Breakfast Club and Lunch Program. This program is well received by students and parents alike as they recognize the value of having proper nutrition every day.
LCPS students enjoy a very active co-curricular program provided by our dedicated and enthusiastic staff as well as by volunteers from our communities. We have a wide range of activities such as sports, chess and much more.
We are known as the Little Current Coyotes and our students howl with spirit and pride for their school. LCPS students have represented our school well in Island Championship sporting competitions.
LCPS enjoys the active support of many local groups and organizations. The Little Current Legion sponsors many events such as the Remembrance Day ceremony, Poster and Poetry contests as well the Public Speaking competition. The town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands provide their Recreation Centre free of charge for skating and other activities such as Graduation.
Our First Nations Communities are also involved in supporting our school through activities such as our bi-annual Pow Wow and annual cultural activities days. Members of our communities run a Drumming Circle for all students interested.
We enjoy the benefits of an active and very supportive School Council Committee. Members meet monthly and are involved in many student oriented activities such as bringing theatre groups to our school, organizing re-greening projects and fundraising for our school.