Eglinton Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
Our Library is the hub of the school. When the school was rebuilt in 1999, an entranceway and pillars from the old school were incorporated into the new library, serving as a small stage or activity area for students. We have a large collection books including books on child development for parents. We participate in the Forest of Reading program and Storytelling. Chess Club and Board Games Club and Pokemon Club take place here at lunch. The library also houses a mini computer lab.We participate in the Reptilia Science Program so the library is also home to our geckos.
Learning Through The Arts
Our Junior Teachers partner with The Royal Conservatory's Learning Through the Arts program. A guest artist works with the teacher in the classroom to provide arts based instruction that is linked to core curriculum areas such as Math or Science to address the multiple learning styles of our students.
Our Extended French program begins in grade 4. Instruction in French is for half the day. Language, Social Studies, Visual Arts and Drama are taught in French. Math, Science, Music and Physical Education are taught in English.
Toronto Schools on the Move
We are a Toronto School on the Move! We are increasing the amount of daily physical activity. Our Parent Council is developing a nutritious hot lunch program which will be piloted in February. With the support of our teachers, junior level students are developing their leadership skills by teaching our younger students playground games through the PALS program. Read more about Toronto Schools on the Move
Sports at Eglinton
Extra curricular sports are an important part of student life at Eglinton. Starting in September, with cross country running, we offer a variety of opportunities for boys and girls, including cross country running, basketball, volleyball and track and field. Primary house league soccer and floor hockey are also enjoyed by students during the lunch hour.