Indoor rentals are available on regular instructional days from 5:30pm-9:30pm, as much as possible bookings will be from 5:30pm-7:30pm or 7:30pm-9:30pm. Indoor weekend rentals are generally between the hours of 8am-6pm, providing custodial coverage is available. Summer rentals are limited to weekdays, between 7:30am-3:30pm (no evenings/weekends).
Indoor rentals are not available the first few weeks of the new school year and due to cleaning/maintenance requirements are not available Christmas break, March break, Professional Activity days, or statutory holidays.
Outdoor rentals are available May-September, weather permitting.
Spaces typically available for rent include; gymnasiums, auditoriums, secondary classrooms, cafeterias and sports fields. Specialized rooms, such as; weight rooms, computer labs, food rooms, science labs and tech rooms, are not available for rent.
Schools facilities can be rented for a wide range of community based activities and programs that help to build strong and healthy communities such as; homework help programs, reading clubs, new parent classes, sports and recreation, health & wellness programs, Scout/Guide/Cadet club meetings, community theatre etc.
- School facilities shall not be used in any manner contrary to the Ministry of Education, Lambton Kent or St. Clair Catholic District School Board’s Rules and Regulations.
- Schools are not available for personal activities, such as; dances, receptions, birthday parties, funerals, memorial services, weddings, baby showers or other privately sponsored activities.
- Schools may not be rented for activities that may damage facilities such as, but not limited to: gym use for lacrosse, cricket, roller skating/derby, baseball, football, tennis, golf, dodge ball, floor/ball hockey.
- Schools may not be used for sleeping accommodation except in unusual circumstances and contingent upon the necessary approvals. (i.e. CLASS Operations Committee and Chief Fire Official)
Priority of Use
The primary use of school facilities, building and grounds, is for the delivery of education to students. School day activities, extra-curricular activities and parent involvement activities organized or administered by the school/board have priority of use of space during and after regular school hours. Applications are NOT approved solely on a first-come, first-serve basis. When rentable spaces are not required, outside regular school hours, for school/board programs and rental groups desire the same time fame and the same location the following factors will be taken into consideration; the rental category and activity, potential for alternative venues, previous history of the rental group and long-term bookings versus single use bookings. As school boards, our primary goal is to, whenever possible, provide access to not-for-profit organizations running programs for local youth.