Seneca Hill Public School's Mission Statement
Seneca Hill Public School is a Kindergarten to Grade 5 school located in the northeast part of the city, south of Finch Avenue, east of Don Mills Road and just south of Seneca College.
Seneca Hill P.S. is a dual program school in that we house the regional gifted program which draws from the wider community for students in Grades 4 and 5. We also have a Full Day Kindergarten program.
Phoenix Child Centre - daycare (416-492-8888), a community based program, works very closely with the school. Children from 2 1/2 years old and up are provided with a stimulating and nurturing program. There is a before and after school program for school-age children. The daycare is accommodated within the school building.
Seneca Hill Public School was established over fifty years ago. From the outset, the parents of the students at Seneca Hill have been involved in the life of the school. This tradition continues to the present day. We continue to have an active School Council that supports the school in many ways. The school is responsive and sensitive to the challenges presented by a very diverse population with a number of languages represented. We have developed connections to the community to facilitate ongoing communication. As a community-based school we are committed to the principles of excellence, safety, equity, and partnerships.
The teachers and staff at Seneca Hill are dedicated and committed to the students and they have been involved with many different professional learning opportunities that enable them to provide the best possible programs to our students. Our students experience success, and this can be attributed to the continual hard work of both students and staff.
More Information About Seneca Hill Public School
Learning for All / Mentoring
The mission of the Toronto District School Board is to enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire the knowledge, skills and values they need to become responsible members of society. At Seneca Hill P.S. we strongly support this mission and have a strong commitment to provide help and support to each and every student.
At Seneca Hill we believe in mentoring our students. This can involve meetings with adults and other opportunities for students who may be experiencing academic difficulties within certain subject areas or with needs in other socio-emotional areas. Our goal remains to help every child reach a high level of achievement. We believe every child needs a caring adult to support them in their education and life.
We are a Gold level EcoSchool. We teach the students to be respectful of their environment. Students have many opportunities to help take care of our school yard and garden areas by planting and mulching. Students are taught to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We work to respect our environment. In the past, we have adopted animals from the Metro Toronto Zoo!
Seneca Hill P.S. believes in integrating computers and technology into the curriculum. We regularly strive to:
- provide opportunities for students to explore ways to present information using technology
- use our interactive whiteboards & Apple TV to expand & enhance technology skills
- provide access to laptops / iPads (for Google classrooms/ Suites)
In keeping with our committment to technology, Seneca Hill P.S. will continue to develop language skills, computer literacy and information technology skills in a comprehensive way while integrating with the classroom program.
Student Well Being
Student mental health and well being are a focus here at Seneca Hill. We work toward students having a great school experience where they can learn, grow and succeed in a positive and nurturing environment.
RESPECT YOUR ENVIRONMENT
- Student Leadership
- Academic Excellence
- Learning for All / Mentoring
- Gold EcoSchool
- Interactive Technology
- Student Well Being
- Scientists in the School
- Chess & Robotics
Student Life - Where You Belong
At Seneca Hill Public School, we believe strongly in helping to develop the whole child, both academically and socially. As such, our students have a wide variety of activities to choose from. Examples of such activities include a variety of sports teams/programs, recorder, choir, various book clubs, chess clubs, leadership clubs and activities, and after school programs. These are just a sample of what is offered to our students as the list is extensive and always changing. As always, when we discover a particular need of our students we address it quickly, and this often leads to the creation of fun and dynamic clubs and programs!
WHAT SETS US APART
Seneca Hill is a small school which is involved in many big things. We are a dual program school in that we house the regional gifted program which draws from the wider community for students in Grades 4 and 5. We have a very involved and supportive parent council whose support has allowed us to bring special programs like Scientists in the School to our students. The Parent Council is also instrumental in organizing and running special events; in the past, they have run Bingo Nights, Movie Nights, Bake Sales, Yard Sales and even Spring Fun Fairs. Seneca Hill Public School also has many special activities such as chess tournaments, robotics and spelling bees. We also bring in a variety of musicians and performers who come to our school for special assemblies and occasions. We believe in meeting the needs of all our students in an environment which respects one another's similarities and differences. All of this is possible due to a hard working and committed staff, parents, students and community members. This is truly what sets us apart!
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Seneca Hill Public School has very active Parent and Community Involvement which includes the following (and more!):- consultation with the Public Health nurse for workshops etc.
- work with Metro Toronto Police
- teacher training and involvement with the faculties at York University, Seneca College, Ryerson, O.I.S.E & Tyndale
- our Trustee actively supports the school
- an active and committed School Council, a fundraising Committee of the School Council who are supportive of all school initiatives and provide funds for speakers, plays, equipment, Scientists in the School, School Council that arranges for speakers to present topics of interest to our parents, and a Council that sponsors an extensive after school program and helps out with special events.