Kew Beach Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
Heather Sorensen Heise
101 Kippendavie Ave, Toronto, ON
Our School Focus
Kew Beach School ensures effective curriculum delivery in all subject areas. We focus on strengthening reading, writing and math skills through the use of effective questioning techniques that encourage higher level thinking. We use information technology to enhance teaching, learning and communication skills.
Focusing on Character Development, we encourage students to set high standards for behaviour and to make decisions that are empowering so that they have the knowledge, skills and values they need to become responsible citizens. We strive to ensure that strategies are in place so that all students are successful.
Great Things are Happening at Kew!
Dedicated and talented staff and students are involved in many diverse learning opportunities. We are a Gold Certified Eco School with a strong interest in protecting our environment. We have a strong focus on technology and we are currently working together to explore how to make the best use of our mobile computer lab and our iPads. We look forward to starting Full Day Kindergarten in September 2013.
Our Unique Location
Kew Beach Public School is located in The Beach area of Toronto with 487 students from JK to Grade 6 . The current school was built in 1963. The history of the school dates back to 1889, making it one of Toronto's oldest schools. The school community is fortunate to have access to the boardwalk, soccer fields, parks, skating rink and library, all within walking distance. Teachers make good use of these added resources with their students.
Library and Information Technology Resources
We are integrating the use of computer technology, interactive Smartboards, multi-media presentations and web-based programs to build the communication skills of all students. Computers in the classrooms and in our library computer lab provide access to the curriculum through technology and offer continuous learning, communication and presentation opportunities.
We maintain an enriched arts curriculum with regular music classes, experienced music teachers and opportunities for participation in band and strings programs in the junior grades. Visiting visual artists, musicians, authors and performers enhance our classroom programs.
Kew Beach participates in the Toronto Schools On the Move initiative and Daily Physical Activity focusing on building fitness into every child's daily routine. We have experienced Physical Education teachers who develop skills needed for sports, gymnastics, dance and healthy living. This year yoga has been introduced into our primary physical education program.
Students, staff and parents support many community outreach projects by holding school-wide activities that build community support for local agencies such as Community Centre 55. Social justice initiatives are woven into the curriculum at all levels.