Keele Street Public School (Gr JK - 06)
Let's Learn Together!
Keele Jr. Public School is located in the High Park area near Bloor and Keele Streets. The school has approximately 365 students. The majority of the students speak languages other than English at home and come from various Eastern European backgrounds. Keele Public School offers Kindergarten to Grade 6 programs. The school shares space with Mountview Alternative School, Keelmount Daycare Centre, and the Keele Community Centre and swimming pool. The site is used also for International Language classes in Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin-Simple and on the evenings and weekends for community recreational and pool activities.
Right to Play Program
At Keele, we have linked "play" to our character development focus and School Community Building themes and activities. Classes are being taught "Right to Play" cooperative games and to practise fairness, teamwork, problem-solving, inclusion and equity. Through the Right to Play Foundation, our school community is looking after the rights of children around the world to play at school, in their neighbourhoods with the support of equipment and coaches. This initiative connects our students to the global community.
School Community Building Motto
Our School Community Motto is "Let's Learn Together". We are committed to fostering a sense of connection to each other and the greater community, a deep respect for the diversity of all individuals, and a true joy of learning through creative, responsive and ongoing collaboration amongst all students, staff, parents and wider community members.
Music Program at Keele Street
Through our Music specialist, we provide an interactive and fun music program throughout our curricular and extra-curricular activities. Students receive an integrated and enriched Music program, which extends into the other school programs and into community partnerships.
The Arts at Keele Street
Skill Development and Team Building Through SPORTS
Our students benefit from a Physical Education and Health specialist who emphasizes the importance of regular fitness and health throughout students' lives. Skill development, cooperative sportsmanship, team work and achieving ones personal best are all valued. Opportunities to participate on both school teams and in-house leagues are available to all students.
Primary and Junior Student Recognition Assemblies
Each month, students are selected for citizenship and academic achievement by teachers. They are recognized during an in class assembly, attended by parents. Those recognized practise the values of our motto "Let's Learn Together" through conscious demonstration of compassion, friendship, cooperation, problem-solving, celebration of diversity and academic success.