Rosedale Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
22 South Dr, Toronto, ON
Integrity and Scholarship
Rosedale Junior Public School has been providing a high level of academics, artistic enrichment and community involvement for the children of Rosedale and nearby neighbourhoods for over a century. Founded in 1891, the kindergarten through grade six community school was re-constructed to its present location in 1957.
Our school's motto, "integrity and scholarship" is evidenced in our school's safe and nurturing environment. The parents, who are very involved with the schooling of their children, work closely with the staff in mutual advocacy for happy, healthy children who take pride in being independent learners, well-informed citizens and responsible leaders.
We are committed to furthering our development of an extensive Arts program which includes partnerships with professional authors and illustrators, Prologue for the Performing Arts and Mariposa in the Schools. We offer a strings program for our grade 5 and 6 students, have an itinerant music teacher who visits weekly and a resident music teacher on staff specializing in school wide musical productions. Under the direction of our renowned instructor, students in our widely acclaimed steel pan orchestra participate in both school events and international festivals.
Fully committed to healthy bodies, lifestyles and minds, our enthusiastic teachers take pride in encouraging the participation and accomplishment of our students in a variety of sports such as flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, slo pitch and for the first time, curling. Cross-country and track and field are school wide events.Our students take pride in representing their school in their gold and blue
" Rosedale Rockets" tees.
Student Leadership and Community Outreach
Our student council works with the teaching staff and parent council to support various fundraising initiatives affiliated with Free the Children, Jump Rope for Heart and The Yonge Street Mission. We support a child in Kenya and this year are working with an agency to improve conditions in a school in Uganda.
With the support of our Parent Council, we have been able to incorporate two Promethean Boards, several laptop computers and a digital camera to enrich our classroom programs and improve student learning. Students have the use of a full computer lab housed in the library. To improve communication between home and school, our Parent Council has established a web page.
School Wide Events
Each year, we highlight the artistic talents of our students in a two day art show culminating in an evening event. A school wide musical involving every child in the school is held every other year. Pan in the Park and a spring music concert are annual events. Grade 5 and 6 students also enjoy overnight excursions to The Island School, Sports Camp and/ or to Quebec.
Safe and Caring Learning Environment
Our Code of Behaviour, which focuses on the peaceful resolution of problems through self respect and co-operation, is practised through the combined guidance of our parents, staff, students, and student council. Second Steps, a bullying prevention program helps to reinforce the TDSB character education traits. Monthly assemblies recognize and celebrate student success.