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Holland Landing P.S. is named after the settlement of Holland Landing. The town takes its name from the Holland River which was named after Major Samuel Holland a surveyor and friend of Governor John Graves Simcoe. Situated halfway between Newmarket and Bradford, the community of Holland Landing was for centuries a canoe launching place for native peoples, and a post for traders of the Northwest Fur Company. In 1793, Governor Simcoe believed the area, originally known as St. Albans, would make an ideal shipping and defence point between York (now Toronto) and Georgian Bay. In 1797, Yonge Street was completed to Holland Landing. Holland Landing became a staging area where troops and supplies traveling between York and Georgian Bay transferred between Yonge St. and the Holland River. During the war of 1812, a pine fort is said to have been built by Simcoe near Soldier's Bay to protect against a possible American attack from the north. Although the first settlers had lived on the site since 1802, the beginnings of the village did not occur until about 1820. Growth continued through the 1830's and 1840's and included the establishment of sawmills, a large inn and tavern, a brewery, a distillery, a tannery, a foundry, grist, flour and woollen mills, hotels, professional offices, stores and churches. By 1853 the trade in grain and lumber, the bustling activity on Yonge Street and the Holland River, and the building of the new railway made Holland Landing one of the busiest centres in the watershed. The symbol on the school crest is an anchor, which represents the importance of shipping along the Holland River and canal that used to be in the town. We have a large mural in the front hall with one panel depicting past images of historic Holland Landing.

Our school teams are called the "Hurricanes".


Holland Landing P.S. was officially opened in 1978. An addition to house a daycare facility was built on in 1995. In 2001 a five room addition was opened to replace a group of portables that had been removed. Extensive renovations to the entire school were completed to improve windows, floors and ceilings. An intensive fundraising campaign over the past 5 years has supported replacement of outdoor play equipment to ensure it conforms to current CSA safety standards.
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