Roywood Public School (Gr JK - 05)
11 Roywood Dr, North York, ON
Roywood Public School is a vibrant learning community in the York Mills/Victoria Park area. The school first opened in 1963 and an addition was built in 1971.
At Roywood Public School, we believe that students and staff are entitled to a safe, caring, and stimulating learning environment, where respect for self, others, and the environment are as important as academic learning. An important aim of the school, therefore, is to help students develop self-discipline so that they can become productive, mature, and responsible members of society.
Fast Facts about Roywood Public School:
*We offer two classes for developmentally delayed students in the Primary and Junior divisions.
*Roywood Childcare is housed in the building and serves a capacity of 49 children, ages 2.5 - 10.
*32 different languages are spoken by our school community.
*We offer a Student Nutrition Program, a daily snack program for our students at a nominal fee per month.
*Roywood is home to a Parenting and Family Literacy Centre, open from 8:15 am to 12:15 pm.
Special Education Programs
A variety of special education programs and services, such as two Developmentally Delayed classes, resource support, and a Home School Program, are offered to meet the needs of all students, including students with exeptionalities, such as behavioural, intellectual, physical, and multiple learning disabilities.
Literacy Initiatives at Roywood Public School
-Scheduled blocks of time for Literacy instruction every day
-Media Literacy skills are explicitly developed
-Students are involved in reading initiatives "Blue Spruce/Silver Birch"
-School-wide celebrations of writing: Author's Day and Poetry Cafe
-Rise and Read early morning reading support, led by teachers and volunteers
Numeracy Initiatives at Roywood Public School
-Scheduled blocks of time for Numeracy instruction every day
-A well-stocked Numeracy Room filled with concrete materials and textual resources to support the teaching of mathematics
-A collection of manipulatives in each classroom for regular student use
-Math is taught through Problem Solving, with a focus on learning to communicate clearly.
Eco-School: Bronze Level
At Roywood, we promote ecologically-sound practices. In order to reduce our 'footprint', we turn lights out when they aren't needed. We also have recycling bins all around the school and we encourage all students to bring litterless lunches. We also do a 20-minute school clean-up of our yard during Earth Week, to help keep our school environment clean.
Roywood is partnered this year with the Ontario Science Centre. We continue to be partnered with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Toronto on various initiatives to support students in small group and individual settings. As well, our school is partnered with a philanthropic local business to support our character education initiatives.