Berner Trail Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE!
Berner Trail Junior Public School is located on the north side of Berner Trail, just west of Neilson Road. We are part of the larger Malvern community. Berner Trail Jr. P. S. opened its doors in 1973. Our name is derived from C. H. Berner Public School, which dates back to 1872.
Berner Trail Junior Public School is committed to meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of our students, in a safe, supportive and caring environment.
Our school serves over 350 students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Languages spoken by students in our school include English, English dialect, Tamil, Urdu, Chinese, Tagalog, Hindi, Punjabi, Farsi, and Arabic.
Our school is actively participating in the Eco Schools program being awarded Silver and Gold status in previous years. Our students and staff carry out various activities and participate in eco-friendly initiatives throughout the year. By doing so, our students learn to protect our environment, conserve energy and develop life-long skills to help keep our planet healthy and safe for future generations.
Berner Trail has a Diagnostic Kindergarten class (JK/SK) for students placed via the Central IPRC process. Many opportunities are provided for the class to integrate with the regular kindergarten class at various times during the day and for subjects such as physical education, computer applications and library. Support is provided for the students' individualized program from the teacher, educational assistant and the special needs assistant as well as visits from the occupational and speech and language therapists.
Morning Snack Program
Berner Trail currently delivers a morning snack to students who wish to register in the program. The program focuses on providing healthy foods which follow the guidelines set out by the Canadian Food Guide. We wish to promote healthy eating practices and in turn create healthy lifestyles for all of our students.
After School Recreation Care
After School Recreation Care is offered through Parks and Recreation. Registered students participate in a variety of activities after school (3:20 p.m. - 6 p.m.) carried out by the Parks and Recreation staff. The ARC program creates an environment that fosters good health, confidence, friendship and fun! Website: http://www.toronto.ca/parks/after-school-recreation.htm
Junior Learning Disabilities Program
Our Junior (Grades 4-6) Learning Disabilities Intensive Support Class is part of the special education programs at our school. Students are placed in these classes through our Central IPRC decision and placement process. Individualized student programs are supported by the teacher and the educational assistant.