Maurice Cody Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
"Making A Difference In Our World"
Maurice Cody Public School (JK-6) was built in 1928 on Belsize Drive in the North Toronto area. The closest major intersection is Davisville and Bayview. The school has 606 students, the majority of whom come from homes where English is the first language. The school shares facilities with Toronto Parks and Recreation. Together with Parks and Recreation, we built the first Adventure Playground in 1975. We have a grassed school yard which features the Discovery Gardens - a council ring, a spiral garden, and a meadow woodland garden. The school also houses the Maurice Cody Child Care and the Maurice Cody Community Centre.
Our EcoSchool Committee continues to beautify and green the exterior and interior of Maurice Cody School. We are at the forefront in environmental education. We are one of thirteen TDSB schools to have been granted an EcoSchools Platinum Certificate the first year this initiative was introduced. Besides our EcoClub, we also encourage our students to participate in "Walking Wednesdays" weekly and our daily "Lights Out" initiative. Read more about GO Platinum!
We strive to achieve academic excellence. At Maurice Cody, the Ontario Curriculum, teacher assessment of student progress, and the results of EQAO testing are used to set academic goals for the school. This year, we will continue to work on literacy skills with an emphasis on writing. Read more about Academic Excellence
Caring and Safe Learning Environment
At Maurice Cody, staff, parents and students work together to create a safe and orderly environment. Such an environment fosters students' sense of well-being and is essential to learning. Our school code confirms the kinds of behaviour that we expect all members of our school community to follow as well as indicates what behaviour is not permitted. Read more about Caring and Safe Learning Environment
We focus on student success by providing excellent curriculum, enrichment, regular assessment and by building a culture of mutual respect and social responsibility. Collaboration, teamwork and partnerships are vital components in our community. With this in mind, we are focussing each month on our Character Education Traits by daily announcements and teacher instruction.
Parents are actively involved in the schools as we have over 190 volunteers registered at our school. They also participate on field trips and are on many partnership committees. The School Council provides excellent communication to the parents and serve as a forum for discussion and input to the school. Read more about Community