Cedar Drive Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
Cedar Drive takes pride in creating a sense of belonging among our staff, students and families through positive opportunities for all. We make programming and instruction priorities by building the capacity of our staff, empowering our students and developing strong relationships and partnerships. Cedar Drive Junior Public school officially opened in 1970. Growth in enrolment resulted in an addition in 1997 which doubled the size of the school. The school receives its name from the many cedar trees that once populated the area and from the close proximity to the street, Cedar Drive. In the last decade, the school community has experienced growth, resulting in a diverse population where we can share, learn and celebrate with one another.
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Roots to Grow, Wings to Soar
Reading provides the foundation for all education. Cedar Drive is committed to literacy growth for all students.We continue to provide balanced literacy, school wide assessment, classroom libraries, programs and culturally relevant text. Our focus is on cross curricular approaches, Literacy through drama, struggling reader interventions and enduring understanding.
Numeracy is a tool used in everyday life. Cedar Drive is committed to a school wide problem solving model where every student has the same language to solve problems. We are focusing on the Big Ideas presented in the curriculum supplementing our teaching with learning carpets, manipulatives, authentic teaching and support programs to build confidence, and create success.
A Community of Learners
Cedar Drive works closely with parents and community partners to support the physical, social and emotional needs of our students. Character education assemblies, hearing and vision screening, nutrition programs, recess equipment, kindergarten readiness, recognition incentives and excursions all address the needs of the whole child and support the families in this effort.
We Believe All Students Can Learn
Cedar believes in the value of diversity and that every member has gifts to share that enrich us. Through resource support, tutoring, differentiated instruction and assistive technology we support students who struggle with the curriculum and challenge them to provide a different way to show their strengths.