George Peck Public School (Gr JK - 08)
George Peck Public School Mission Statement: In a safe, challenging and active learning environment, we will promote academic, social and emotional growth and respect for self, others and the environment. We encourage co-operation and communication among students, staff and the community.Read more
Language and Literacy
At George Peck P.S., we believe that a solid foundation in literacy is critical. Through the Teaching Learning Critical Pathways, our teachers are continually honing their own skills in response to their students' achievements in order to improve our students' literacy skills. We use DRA and CASI assessments, as well as data from report cards and EQAO data, to inform our practice.
Math, Science and Technology
The ability to be numerate is critical to success both within school and in the larger community. George Peck students receive a strong foundation in their numeracy skills. Students at George Peck have an opportunity to develop their technological skills in our computer lab, in which a specialty teacher provides them with instruction, as well as in our language lab, designed to support students who require extra support and accommodations to meet their academic potential.
At George Peck, we believe that part of our mandate is to develop well rounded students who are prepared to be productive and positive citizens in a democratic world. We offer leadership opportunities to all our students through Student Council, Athletic Council, Eco-Schools, and Playground PALs. Read more about Student Leadership
George Peck students have an opportunity to participate in a variety of house league and school-based competitive teams throughout the year. Our coaches strive to instill in our athletes a sense of ethics, personal responsibility, and good sportsmanship, in addition to improving their athletic skills.
Taking care of our environment is a critical component of our day to day functioning at George Peck, as reflected by our gold eco schools status. Part of our students' focus is on reducing their carbon footprint. Students participate in a variety of environmental intiatives, including Eco Club, litterless lunch, outdoor education, and community clean-ups.
We provide a multitude of opportunities for students to develop cognitively, emotionally, and socially through application of extracurricular activities focusing on the arts. Our clubs include arts and crafts, art, knitting, drama, band, choir, and recorder. As well, we host annual productions including a musical and a Talent Show.