Porcupine Regional School:
A very specialized developmental program
The program at Porcupine Regional School was developed to meet the needs of students who require a highly individualized alternative program. We have a unique and spacious wheelchair accessible facility. In 2006, our Snoezelen room was added to our school. It is a sensory room with various lights and stimuli which can be used to stimulate, relax, calm or energize.
Porcupine Regional School has a staff of one teacher and 3 Educational Assistants(EA’s) Occasionally, we have a Northern College student from the Developmental Services Worker (DSW), Educational Assistants (EA) and/or Nursing program doing placements at our school.
Since each of our students is unique, they are assessed and an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed with the parents to set the learning goals for their child. Program goals include cognitive, communications, physical, social, emotional, personal, self-help and life skills development.
A typical school day would include activities such as, music therapy, literacy skills, calendar, art/craft, cooking, physiotherapy, story time, and Snoezelen room time.
Students may also go on community outings, such as sliding at Spruce Hill Lodge, bowling, swimming, sliding, Walmart and Timmins Square.