20 Nov. 2017
We would like to welcome you and share some very important information about our wonderful school!
We are very excited to offer students in grades 1 to 8 the opportunity to participate in our Hockey Canada Skills Academy this year. Students will learn many important hockey skills while gaining the tools necessary for them to be successful in school and well into the future.
We have an excellent team of teachers and early childhood educators that support an outstanding Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program. The program focuses on the whole child, including their academic, social, and emotional development. Over 90% of the students that graduate from our kindergarten program are able to read independently.
We are one of the most technologically advanced schools in the province of Ontario. We are encouraged by the positive impact that our laptop technology has had on student engagement and achievement. We know that our kids enjoy the technology as it makes learning interesting, challenging and provides them with global perspective. Beginning this year, every student in grades 4 to 8 will have their own Google Chromebook for learning. All students in kindergarten to grade 3 will have access to iPads for reading, writing and mathematics instruction. All of our classrooms have a SMART Board.
In order to support the development of our students’ social skills and build community within our school learning environment, we are strengthening our character education program. Students will also learn the skills to help to self-regulate and skills to help foster positive relationships with others and give them the tools to be successful, independent learners now and into the future.
We believe that positive relationships among all school members, along with high expectations of our students are integral to their success. We are proud that our school programs reflect the cultural diversity of our school and community. We invite our school community members and residents of Sioux Lookout to visit and see the great things we are doing with our kids!