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 on this site was a high school which was built in 1925. The existing school was added on to the high school in 1949.
East Lakeshore has only one public elementary school to service a very large area. The students are bused to the community of Comber from 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 223 students and we provide programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. Our graduating students from Centennial Central Public School attend Belle River District High School.
The arts are an important part of the Centennial Central culture. This year we are fortunate to have the Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO) perform at the school for our grade 1 -3 classes and our Grade 4 -8 classes attended a WSO concert at the Capital Theatre in the spring. We also participate in the Arts Can Teach program. Our grade 1, 4 and 7 classes 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 and students are always welcome 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 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 diversity is both embraced and celebrated.
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.