Braeburn Junior School (Gr JK - 05)
In August of 2007 Braeburn Junior School became part of the Model Schools for Inner Cities Project Cluster 5. Braeburn is a small, culturally diverse school situated on the banks of the Humber River. The name of our school comes from two Scottish words - "brae" meaning hill and "burn" meaning stream. Our crest shows a green hill with a stream flowing at the foot. A golden book represents the Book of Learning. Braeburn opened in 1969 as an open
concept school: our movable walls continue to allow for flexible use of space including tutorial, individual classroom, and team teaching areas.
Braeburn Neighbourhood Place (BNP)
Braeburn Neighbourhood Place (BNP), a non-profit community services agency, is an integral part of our school community. It provides a wide range of services to our students and the immediate neighbourhood, including a pre-school, and school-age daycare that is housed on school property, before and after school programs and nutrition programs.
Braeburn has a collaborative staff of forty individuals including teachers, support staff and administration. The staff is engaged in ongoing staff development during and after school hours with the goal of improving student achievement.
As well, staff, students, parents and community resources such as Etobicoke Children's Centre work together to create a caring, supportive school environment where all members can achieve their full potential.
Our staff work collaboratively to implement high yield strategies such as the three part lesson and use of manipulative materials to enhance mathematical understanding
- to develop character education through Future Acess
- to use daily school planners with all students in grades 1 to 5
- to celebrate student learning through assemblies, displays, parent evenings and publication of articles in the school newsletter