Joseph Howe Senior Public School (Gr 07 - 08)
Kelly Van Den Brekel
A Tradition of Participation and Excellence.
Our Honour Roll and Principal’s Honour Roll recognize students who merit academic recognition. The majority of our students regularly participate in our clubs, teams and music groups. The Howe House League promotes physical activity and friendly competition, and students enthusiastically take part in great numbers. We take pride in the tradition of participation and excellence for all students.
Safe and Caring Culture
In September, every student purchases a Student Agenda which contains our Code of Behaviour. Students are expected to have their agendas in class on a daily basis. Teachers also review the appropriate school and Toronto District School Board policies with their classes. Our school enthusiastically supports the TDSB policies on Safe Schools, and Bullying and Harassment. Joseph Howe also participates in the Empowered Student Partnerships program.
We have a very experienced and talented staff. Many of our teachers have personal interests, hobbies, and talents, which they use to help enrich our extensive co-curricular program. Our teachers continue to be committed to their professional development and work tirelessly to meet the needs of our students before and after school and often during their lunch hour.
Communication through Technology
Joseph Howe has a webpage where parents and guardians have access to information about the school. Using the website parents/ guardians may communicate with staff, check daily homework, and view dates for assignments and tests. Newsletters and School Community Council minutes are posted on the website. More information will be posted as we grow in this area.
Role of the Homeroom Teacher
Joseph Howe operates on a rotary system, where subjects are taught by different teachers. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, the homeroom teacher is the link between students, parents, and the school. Joseph Howe also has an Itinerant Guidance Counsellor available each afternoon and all day Friday to assist students with planning for high school.
Classroom and library resources are updated on a regular basis. This year we have focused on major revisions to our library. Our goal is to continually update and renew our print and multimedia collection to both support the requirements of the curriculum, and to provide stimulating resources for our students.
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