About Us

South Ridge is a junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 school in the north area of Tillsonburg. The student population is 400 students with a fairly even distribution of rural and urban families. Strong, academically oriented programs are delivered by an extremely experienced staff. Special areas within the school include French from grades 4 to 8, 1 learning support teacher for student help, and a vibrant school music program. The staff and students at South Ridge Public School work together as a community with an emphasis on respect, sharing, caring, and communication. South Ridge Public School has an active school council that supports the school and its students on an ongoing basis.


  • Principal:  N. Shewan
  • Vice Principal: M. Hughes
  • Secretary: K. Klassen and M. Bari


Our school goal is focused on improving students' ability to demonstrate reading for meaning, and reasoning through the development of higher order thinking skills. "Bennett's Instructional Strategies", which include such components as cooperative learning and Multiple Intelligences programing, are incorporated in order to improve student learning in all areas. Differentiated Instruction is used to further address various individual learning needs within our student population.

The staff at South Ridge school are in the process of being trained in TRIBES; a cooperative approach to education focusing on creating a professional learning community wherein all members of the team feel valued, appreciated, and respected.

The staff believe that assessment and evaluation of student achievement are integral parts of the learning process. Information gathered through assessment and evaluation helps teachers to determine students' strengths and weaknesses in their achievement of the curriculum expectations. It also serves to guide teachers in adapting curriculum and instructional approaches to students' needs and in assessing the overall effectiveness of programs and classroom practices. A variety of methods are used to gauge student progress including: teacher observation, classroom tests, projects and other examples of student work. For more information on our school's provincial assessment results, visit the Education Quality and Accountability Office.

School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan (BPIP)

Safe Schools Action Plan



9:00-10:40 Instructional Block 1 (100 minutes)
10:40-11:00 Nutrition (20 minutes)
11:00-11:20 Recess (20 minutes)
11:20-1:00 Instructional Block 2 (100 minutes)
1:00-1:25 Nutrition  (25 minutes)
1:25-1:50 Recess (25 minutes)
1:50-3:30 Instructional Block 3 (100 minutes)