Centennial Central Public School
The first public school in Comber was built in 1840. It has continued on through the years in different locations, until 1949 when it moved to its present location. The original building of Centennial Central School was a high school which was built in 1925. The existing school was added on to the high school beginning in 1949. The “old” section of the school celebrated its 75th Anniversary in the year 2000.
Comber has only one public elementary school to service a very large area. The students are bused from as far away as Tilbury to the east, the Rochester Town Line to the west, Lake St. Clair to the north and County Road 8 to the south. Our population is approximately 215 students and we provide programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. Situated as we are, Centennial graduating students are in a unique situation where they have the opportunity to choose from a variety of high schools. Students from Centennial attend Belle River District High School or Tilbury District High School depending on their location.
The arts are an important part of the Centennial Central culture. Students at our school are very involved in dramatic performances with our Christmas concert. Our music program is an integral part of daily life at Centennial School. This year we were fortunate to have the Windsor Syphony Orchestra (WSO) perform at the school for our grade 1 -3 classes and our Grade 4 -8 classes will be attending a WSO concert at the Capital Theatre in the spring. We are also taking advantage of the Learning Through The Arts (LTT) program this spring. Our grade 1, 4 and 7 classes will have a dance artist come into their classrooms to teach them a few moves.
Many of our students take advantage of the extra-curricular school sports teams, coached by our dedicated staff. Students are always welocme to sign up for Friday Night Floorball run by our School Advisory Council.
Centennial School is the hub of the community and we are pleased to provide access to our facilities to the public. We offer before and after school Latchkey Program; please call the school if you are interested in taking advantage of this unique program.
Along with all the activities that are happening at Centennial, we also provide our students with the best education the Greater Essex County District School Board can offer! Our dedicated staff cares deeply about creating a safe, nurturing learning environment for students, where improved learning is the focus, and where diversity is both embraced and celebrated. We receive compliments daily on the positive, welcoming atmosphere of our school—thank you, staff!
We believe that family involvement in a child’s education is a more important factor in student success than family income or education; therefore, we welcome our Centennial parents to be an integral part of our school where they offer their time as classroom volunteers, School Council members, noon hour assistants, fund raisers and parent chaperones. We are fortunate to have such strong, committed parents who continue to work in the spirit of cooperation between home and school.