Joyce Public School (Gr JK - 06)
26 Joyce Pky, North York, ON
Achieve, Respect and Persevere
Joyce Public School welcomes a diverse population and supports an inclusive and enabling philosophy. We have high expectations for our students and we strive to provide a rich educational learning environment. To achieve this, Joyce staff is involved in university research initiatives on effective instructional methods and effective uses of technology in education. All classrooms are equipped with SMARTboards and Front Row systems. In partnership with York University, Joyce has been awarded prestigious Federal and Provincial research awards. Joyce is supported by our business partnerships: SMART Technologies, Front Row Industries, Neufeld Learning Systems (Understanding Math), Brain POP,Mindshare Learning and Copernicus iRover.
Joyce was choosen as a SMART Showcase Elite School in 2011 and again in 2012 for outstanding contributions to the creation of appealing and interactive learning environments for children.
Joyce is also a FRONT ROW Showcase School for sound amplification, instruction and achievement.
In 2010 Joyce teachers won the Ontario Premier's Team Award for Teaching Excellence for our Multiliteracies research and programming.
Joyce staff, in partnership with York University, was also awarded the TDSB Award of Excellence for this program.
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MULTILITERACIES RESEARCH (YORK-SSHRC )
Joyce teachers (in partnership with Dr. Heather Lotherington and Dr. Jennifer Jenson from York University) research meaningful and relevant literacy development using an inclusive, multiliteracies project approach that incorporates traditional literacies, and the strengths of our digitally socialized, multilingual, and multicultural population. This approach puts children and their parents at the centre of their learning, and champions and uses the strengths, talents and gifts of the children to promote academic success. Please visit our website at www.multiliteracies4kidz.ca
MATHEMATICS @ JOYCE
At Joyce 90% of the staff have additional qualifications in the instruction of mathematics.
Joyce was also the site of the Sparkplug Project which won the National Technology Award for Elementary Education -Math (the Learning Partnership).
We also host Understanding Math parent-children evening sessions using interactive math software(Neufeld)
21st Century Tools
Our partnerships with netTrekker, ImagineLearning, Brain POP and Neufeld give teachers and children access to digital resources, websites, \and tools that support instruction and learning.
Class websites allow parents to access information about the class and school; homework assignments and SMART notebook lessons as well as enrichment activities.
MODEL SCHOOL for INNER CITIES PROGRAMS
In 2010, Joyce was invited to become a Model School for Inner Cities . The vision for student success of this program is founded on the Five Essential Components: innovative teaching and learning; support services to meet the well bring of children; community involvement; research and sharing best practices. Read more about MODEL SCHOOL for INNER CITIES PROGRAMS
MUSIC @ JOYCE
At Joyce all children are taught by music specialists. Our primary children have an opportunity to enjoy Orff and Kodaly instruction. Beginning at grade 2 all children have an opportunity to participate in digital music instruction. At Joyce both primary and junior choirs regularly participate in festivals and concerts.