Wellesworth Junior School (Gr JK - 05)
225 Wellesworth Dr, Etobicoke, ON
Wellesworth Junior School is located in a small, family-oriented community, west of Hwy 427 and north of Rathburn Road.We currently serve about 210 students representing a diversity of cultural backgrounds.Approximately 30 % of the students speak a home language other than English.
Wellesworth has three self- contained special education program classes. We provide students with significant blocks of time for the study of literacy and numeracy as well as the intergration of other subjects. We welcome parents and community involvement. We are very proud of our annual community events. Wellesworth is a Student of the Month school, and all students are taught to adopt the TDSB Character Education atributes.
History and Present Day
The school's cornerstone was laid in 1960, and the first children entered to attend the school in October of 1961. We will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in the Fall of 2011. Some of our present students are children of those who attended the school themselves. We believe our present cultural and linguistic diversity is a strength of the school. Wellesworth Junior School is proud to be one of the TDSB's Early Learning Program implementation for full - day Kindergarten.
Platinum ECO SCHOOL
Wellesworth is proud to be one of 41 certified Platinum Eco School. Our Eco Team comprised of students, parents and staff work together to promote ecologically responsible and sustainable attitudes and behaviour throughout our school community. Students actively monitor energy use, waste reduction, recycling, a walk to school program and litterless lunches. We have designed and implemented a comprehensive greening plan for our extensive school grounds which includes the planting of many trees, the installation of landscape rocks and the maintenance of our naturalization areas.
Full Day Kindergarten at Wellesworth
Wellesworth continues to be one of the 71 schools that has implemented the Ministry of Education's Early Learning Program. We believe that the Early Learning program will provide children with "a better start and a firmer foundation for future success in school and in life". To learn more, visit: www.edu.gov.on.ca/earlylearning/
Parents in Education
We value the partnership between home and school. We know that parental involvement is key to success in school. Get involved by helping your child with homework, volunteering in our school, or joining our Parent Council. We welcome you and want you to be involved because we are committed to working together to ensure that your child receives the very best education.
The Arts at Wellesworth Junior School
We offer a plethora of arts programs at Wellesworth to engage our students in a variety of arts based experiences. Student artwork is proudly displayed throughout the school. We work closely with Neilson Park Creative Centre, host artists in the school, drama workshops and live performances by professional artists to enrich the students' arts experiences.
Wellesworth Junior School Pledge:
As a member of the Wellesworth Junior School community, I will:
- respect myself, others and property
- be punctual and prepared for class and activities
- be responsible for myself and my actions
- co-operate with a positive attitude