Anson S Taylor Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
Anson S. Taylor Junior Public School is nestled within a quiet residential neighbourhood in northeast Agincourt. There are approximately 270 children enrolled for the 2011/2012 school year for whom most have a primary language other than English. Our multicultural diversity is reflected in the many celebrations we recognize and honour through announcements, assemblies, classroom activities and bulletin board artwork proudly displayed in our classrooms and library. Whether it is Christmas, Eid, Chinese New Year, or Kwanzaa, our students share their unique attributes amidst the myriad of cultural distinctions, which collectively bring a vibrant richness to our learning community.
For Taylor's much anticipated spring production of the musical Hansel and Gretel, all interested junior students were invited to audition. Approximately 50 students comprise the talented cast. The cast and 3 teachers dedicate many lunch hours to rehearsals so that scripts, dances and songs can be practised to perfection. An elaborate arrangement of costumes, props and staging will be synthesized to ensure a production with polish, poise and plain old Broadway pizazz. This extravaganza promises enough laughter, intrigue, and dramatic twists to keep the audience spellbound.
We've Got Character
We applaud the ten Character Attributes implemented by the TDSB through monthly certificates and school-wide presentations honouring those children who best exemplify a particular trait both indoors and during outside play. Whether creating a group project or enjoying the outdoors, Anson Taylor's students resolve conflicts through discussion and peaceful resolution. Their sense of respect and responsibility results in positive actions and attitudes throughout the day. At Anson Taylor, all students learn, grow and play within the supportive embrace of a safe school environment.
Cheers For Our Champions
The Winter Olympics may have received more publicity and media coverage, but the diversification of sports offered at Taylor makes all our student athletes feel like gold medallists. Our House League program invites primary and junior students to play games like floor hockey, beanbag baseball and a variety of cooperative activities during recess throughout the year.
Our library contains an immense collection of paperback and hardcover books which span all reading levels. The shelves are regularly stocked so our children have many choices when making their weekly selections. Bins of multicultural books are readily available for new language learners as well as picture books, graphic novels, magazines and topical reference materials. Read more about Loving Literacy
Media expectations are met through SMARTBOARD use and power point presentations. From the earliest grades, students are taught how to access appropriate websites and develop essential speed and accuracy skills using innovative keyboarding software. Research techniques are refined through careful analysis of educational Internet websites.
Musicians eager to learn or enhance their recorder skills can join the Beginner Group or the Advanced Recorder Club which performed at the prestigious Kiwanis Festival last February. Our Beginner and Advanced Band Ensembles refine their instrumental expertise with our music itinerant while preparing for afternoon and evening performances for our students and community.