Our School

Colonel J.E. Farewell Public School serves a population of 450 students in grades K-8 in Whitby, Ontario.

The Colonel J.E. Farewell school community is a safe and caring one with a focus on academics, safety and character education. The school team works collaboratively to emphasize success for each student.

For parents

The DDSB parent portal provides specific information about your child's education.

Transportation, pick-up and drop-off

Help us support a culture of respect and harmony by adhering to school bus and transportation safety rules. The school’s parking lot is designed for DDSB staff, school busses and cars with a blue accessible parking permit displayed in the front dash from 8:30am to 9:05am and in the afternoon from 3:00pm to 3:40pm. The parking lot is CLOSED to parent drop off and pick up from 8:30am to 9:05am and 3pm to 3:40pm.

Questions and concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s experience at school, begin by contacting your child's teacher. If you wish to meet with another staff member, contact the school office to book a meeting. Please remember to sign in at the school office when you arrive.