These have been erected in recent years and are all built of modern design and have the best in equipment. The Dr. S.J. Phillips School has had two additions built on in 1956 and 1957. There are now nineteen rooms. It was originally called Simcoe Street North School.
Adelaide McLaughlin School
Beau Valley School
College Hill School
Dr. C.J. Cannon School
Duke of Edinburgh School
Gertrude Colpus School
Hillsdale Public School
Queen Elizabeth School
Sunset Heights School
Vincent Massey School
Dr. C.F. Cannon
Dr. Cannon was the supervising principal of the schools in Oshawa, a number of years ago. Then later when the city became an independent inspectorate he was the first inspector. When he left Oshawa he was appointed Superintendent of Education in Ontario.
Dr. S.J. Phillips
Dr. Phillips was a dentist in Oshawa for a number of years and was a veteran of World War I. When dental inspection was first introduced in the health program in the schools, he was one of the first dentists appointed. He was an ardent worker on the school board for many years.
Mr. And Mrs. Colpus emigrated from Surrey, England between fifty five and sixty years ago. Mr Colpus operated a printing business here in the city on Bagot Street. Mrs. Colpus was one of the first women members of the school board and was also a good friend to the Home and School club. She was one who helped to get music instruments started in the schools. Also, a new school [will be named after her] Her daughter, Miss Constance, taught in the public school in Oshawa for some time.
Mr. McEwen was the inspector of the Public Schools in Oshawa for a number of years. Hr was described as having been a “good inspector.”
The name of Centre Street School was changed to “E.A. Lovell” in 1955. Mr. Lovell was a druggist in town for a number of years. He was on the Board of Education and was an ardent worker. However my opinion is that Centre Street School should have kept its original name. Who can say that it is not the ancestor of all the protestant schools in Oshawa today?