Sinclair Laird school is equipped with a team of service personel and health professionals provided by the school in conjunction with the
English Montreal School Board and the Centres de santé et de services sociaux (CSSS).
School caretakers and maintenance workers are responsible for the cleaning and general maintenance of the school building and grounds, providing a clean and safe environment for students and staff.
For electrical or plumbing work, a specialist is provided to the school by the school board.
School libraries enrich and support the educational program of the school and provide a wide range of materials, with diversity of appeal and different points of view.
The role of the school librarian (Documentation Technician) is to provide assistance to students and staff in regard to research and use of the library facilities. He or she also manages the classification system, document conservation and disposal.
Sinclair Laird School participates in the Hot Lunch Program in conjunction with the Generations Foundation. Students also recieve a healthy free snack and milk every day that follow the EMSB Nutrition Policy.
The school provides supervision on school grounds during lunchtime, in-between classes and during breaks to ensure that rules are observed and that students are safe.
The Special Education Technician and Child Care Workers apply techniques and methods in keeping with an individualized education plan intended for special needs students, students with social maladjustments or learning difficulties in keeping with a program designed for students requiring specific support. Interactions include building relationships and role-modelling which are key to successful learning and overall student well-being.
The computer technician (ITS Field Services Technician) installs new computer applications, troubleshoots network connectivity, repairs complicated breakdowns and assists analysts in the development and implementation of new computer systems within the school.
Dietitians travel from school to school visiting classrooms and cafeterias to talk to students about eating nutritious foods and being healthy. The EMSB in-class programs aim to teach students how to make healthy food choices and instill the values of eating nutritious foods and living a healthy lifestyle.
The occupational therapist works with parents and/or caregivers and others to assess if a student has difficulties with practical and social skills and recommends appropriate strategies in order to maximise the student's potential when carrying out activities of daily living.
A child psychologist is assigned to the school on a 1 day per week basis. His/her principle task is to facilitate the adaptive and developmental functions of the child within the school context and beyond.
If your home is beyond walking distance to school, your child may be eligible for school bus transportation. Eligibility is determined by grade level by the EMSB Transportation Department, and not by the school administration directly.
The School Board's Transportation Department is responsible for the daily operations of the school bus system. To learn more, please visit the EMSB Website:
A speech and language pathologist is available to evaluate, diagnose and treat students with a variety of problems including articulation language delays, learning disabilities, stuttering, and speech disorders.
The spiritual community animator develops and implements programs or activities of a community, humanitarian, spiritual and religious nature. He or She also provides information and guidance to staff, parents, and students with respect to religious beliefs and needs in terms of spiritual life and community involvement.
A social worker is assigned to the school on a part-time basis. The role of the social worker is particularly important in the area of family intervention or counselling.
The dental hygienist provides information, consultation and prevention information pertaining to dental care and hygiene for students.
The school nurse is available to provide consultation, screening, prevention, vaccinations, referral and health/vaccination records for students.