Community Use of Schools

Schools are the centres of our communities. The Community Use of Schools program provides space to come together, to volunteer, build skills, access programs, become physically active and develop strong and healthy communities.    

KPRDSB offers community agencies, parent groups, sports organizations, and local citizens fair access to school space at affordable rates during non-school hours, in accordance with Board Policy B-8.2 Community Use of School Facilities. Community Use of Schools is subject to availability and may not interfere with scheduled school activities.

Our Schools - the Centres of Our Communities

We are proud to have one of the most successful Community Use of Schools programs in the province. Last year our gyms, libraries, classrooms and fields were used over 50,000 hours by not-for-profit student, community and seniors' organizations.

Our schools are filled with groups 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. weekdays and most weekends for activities such as Scouts, Guides, soccer, volleyball, basketball, yoga, pickle ball, church services and a wide variety of special events.

Please click here to watch a video about our Community Use program.

Book space in one of our schools

Follow this link to the website to begin the process to request space:

You will find help along the way in the form of videos and pop-up help boxes. Please follow the directions to set up your account and make school permit requests.  You will be notified via email when your permit has been approved. Please ensure to review the Rules and Regulations before you submit your permit.

Havelock-Belmont Public School - Priority School

The Priority Schools Initiative is a Ministry of Education program, offering free after-hours access to school facilities in communities that need it most. Havelock Belmont Public School has been designated a Priority School and, therefore, space in this school booked by not-for-profit groups, is free.

If you are in Havelock and need a space, please book through the link above and you will not be charged for the space (insurance fees may apply, booking approval will be subject to space availability).

If you have questions regarding the Priority School Program at KPR, please contact Shauna Rhodes
 or 705 742 9773 ext 2051.

Questions regarding the Community Use of Schools Program

KPR Community Use of Schools:  Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, please contact: 

705-742-9773, ext. 2125, or toll-free at 1-877-741-4577