Rivercrest Junior School (Gr JK - 05)
30 Harefield Dr, Etobicoke, ON
Rivercrest Junior School is located in the northern part of Etobicoke, between Kipling and Islington Avenues, and has a diverse student population. Sunny Faces Daycare is located in our school and we have formed a strong partnership with them.
Our mission is to develop confident, responsible, lifelong learners, by ensuring a balance of quality learning experiences.
Our school culture promotes strong student leadership, active student participation in a variety of extra curricular activities, and student involvement in local and global charitable initiatives.
We provide a safe and welcoming learning environment. Peace Team and Character Education are an integral part of our school culture.
At Rivercrest we are committed to helping our students reach their highest potential. Our motto is "Always try your best". We provide a variety of support for students, including English as a Second Language, Home School program, ResourceWithdrawal, in-class support, and parent reading volunteers. We offer a wide variety of learning opportunities that enrich and broaden our students' experiences through trips, visiting artists and performers, and Scientists in the School program. Our extracurricular activities provide a balance of music, art, sports, literacy and hobbies.
School Focus for this School Year
We strive to improve literacy skills through a focus on writing skills, higher order thinking skills, point of view, inferencing, and making connections to text, self, and the world. We use data from assessments to improve student literacy scores. To enhance mathematics skills, we employ a range of problem solving strategies, critical thinking skills, and the use of manipulatives. Students learn to communicate their variety of solutions orally and in writing. We are implementing character education to develop life long values and good citizenship. We encourage the active daily involvement of parents in all aspects of school life.
We teach our students personal responsibility as well as responsibility to their community. In our school we are proactively involved in outreach activities that involve assisting others. Some of our projects include fundraising for the Terry Fox Run, Holiday Food Drive, and and Jump Rope for Heart. We are involved in the Milk Bag program to assist the people of Haiti.
We believe in your child and encourage our students to recognize their own strengths. Every child has a unique talent. Our goal is to help your child identify that ability. We provide a well balanced program, which stresses academic, emotional, physical, and social developments equally so that children can grow into healthy and productive citizens.
Home and School Partnership
At Rivercrest, we have a strong educational partnership between the school and the home, and open and frequent communication between these partners. Parents are actively involved in the life of the school through volunteering in the classrooms, on field trips and skating days, fundraising activities, and membership on the School Council.
Physical fitness is a priority at Rivercrest. To motivate our students and help them develop lifetime leisure activities, we offer a variety in our physical education program, such as folk dancing, team sports, and skating. Outside professionals have been invited to work with them. We compete against other schools in volleyball and track and field.