John Wanless Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
At John Wanless we maintain a strong commitment to student achievement and success. We support a safe and caring learning environment. We have a continued commitment to ongoing professional learning for staff and we encourage life-long learning. We pride ourselves in our collaborative partnerships with parents and the school community. Further information about our school is available on the school website: http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/johnwanless Read more
INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY
Through collaboration with the School Council Technology Committee and the commitment of dedicated staff we have begun to equip students with the tools for learning in the digital age. John Wanless JPS has wireless access points throughout the school. We encourage the use of Assistive Technolgy for Differentiated Instruction. Every classroom has access to an Interactive White Board for instruction and learning. Teachers are building effective web pages to enhance communication between home and school.
At John Wanless JPS w celebrate diversity and value all members of the school community. There is a focus on the teaching of social skills to all students and we provide regular opportunities for all students to demonstrate their abilities/skills at assemblies, during announcements and in class-to-class exchanges. We enjoy a partnership with our "sister school" in the inner-city - e.g., collecting reading books and raising funds to augment their literacy and arts activities as well as our own. Character Education is an important aspect in supporting students in becoming caring and socially responsible.
John Wanless Staff volunteer many extra hours for House League and Inter-School sports teams. We have an active House System in place and enjoy friendly competition for the "House Cup" each year. We also have many different inter-school sports teams including Hockey, Badminton, Volleyball, Slo-Pitch and Soccer. Read more about SPORTS
At Wanless we believe in providing students with many opportunities to help them discover their strengths. We offer instrumental music (band and strings) to interested grade 5 and 6 students.
The school is always active before the morning bell, at lunch and after school with students participating in various clubs. Along with our many sports clubs we also have an active Ambassadors Club, an energetic Green Team, Library Helpers and both a Boys Club and Girls Club. In 2009/2010 the Green Team helped us achieve Silver Eco-Schools Status. This year Gold.
John Wanless JPS is fortunate to have numerous opportunities for parents to become involved in school life. A very strong School Council organizes activities for enhancing classroom learning as well as terrific fundraising events such as our annual Fall Fun Fair. We couldn't do everything we do without our parents.