William G Davis Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
Paul Jackson (Vice-Chair)
Paul Jackson (Vice-Chair)
128 East Ave, Scarborough, ON
William Grenville Davis, (b. 1929) was the Premier of Ontario from 1971 to 1985. When the school opened in November 1967, Mr. Davis was the Minister of Education.
Achieving, Believing, Caring
William G. Davis Junior Public School is strongly supported by its well-established community. Our school strives for excellence by focussing on: Achieving, Believing and Caring. We offer a balance of academic and extra-curricular programs in a safe and welcoming learning environment.
The staff at Davis is dedicated to creating a safe learning environment that focuses on student achievement and improvement. Staff seek professional development and co-curricular opportunities to expand their knowledge, skills and involvement for their students. The parent community is active in the school providing a solid partnership through the School Council, Volunteer Program, fundraising and support with student learning.
A Little Bit of History
William G. Davis was opened in November 1967. The school was named after the then, Minister of Education who attended the official opening. At that time, the school belonged to the Pickering Township, Durham Board of Education. In 1975, the boundaries were realigned between the cities of Pickering and Scarborough resulting in the transfer of the school to the Scarborough Board of Education. Growth in enrolment in the 1990's resulted in a refurbishing of the existing structure and an addition to the school that doubled the capacity of the school in 1994.
Our Focus for this School Year
We at Davis are focused on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills across the curriculum. We will continue to focus on a balanced approach to literacy and numeracy instruction. The intentional teaching of personal and social responsibility occurs through our commitment to character education. We promote and develop healthy and active lifestyles as a part of the Toronto Schools on the Move initiative. We will continue to foster and and develop strong partnerships with parents/guardians and community agencies. For our students, our goal is to create and maintain a safe and welcoming learning environment.
Going For Gold
Davis is an Eco-Friendly school. Our Green Team meets regularly to set goals and improve eco-friendly practises such as our Boomerang Litterless Lunches (the food that comes to school goes home if not eaten so it may be composted). We have recently attained Silver Eco-School status and we intend to go for gold this year!
Digital cameras, Smartboards, computers and other forms of technology support students in accessing the curriculum. Student leadership is promoted in these areas through our Media Club. Responsible use of technology is inherent in all teachings.
It's About Character
Character education is embedded in our daily curriculum. Literacy is approached through big ideas linked to ten important character traits: Respect, Responsibility, Empathy, Kindness and Caring, Teamwork, Fairness, Honesty, Co-operation, Integrity and Perseverance. Students are held to a high behavioural standard. These expectations are explicitly taught and celebrated.
Healthy Body-Healthy Brain
Our affiliation with Toronto Schools on the Move has supported our efforts to maintain a high level of daily exercise for students. We have piloted our own DPA (Daily Physical Activity) program that ensures that every student receives a minimum of 30 minutes of high level activity every day. We believe that vigorous exercise and quality learning-time go hand in hand.