Brookhaven Public School's Mission Statement
Brookhaven Public School is located in the Black Creek Drive and Lawrence Avenue area. The original school dates from 1949 and was rebuilt in 1992. Our students represent over 29 different language groups and 19 countries. In addition to our regular programs from Full Day Kindergarten to Grade 5, we also offer French Immersion programming for Full Day Kindergarten and Grade 1 students. Approximately 400 children contribute to a learning environment that is rich with an exciting diversity of cultures and languages. There is a Student Nutrition Program for all students. Brookhaven Day Care is housed in our school. Care is provided for 2 1/2 - 6 year olds. The school-age program is for 6 - 12 year olds.
At Brookhaven, we are committed to co-creating learning spaces of Joy and Excellence where Literacy, Numeracy, Equity, and Anti-Oppressive Education allows all students to experience a sense of belonging, positive well-being and academic success. We will continue to build and grow together as a Brookhaven School Community.
Brookhaven is a Model School for Inner City. Brookhaven provides a comprehensive and balanced Literacy Program across all areas of the curriculum and a comprehensive and balanced Mathematics Program. Brookhaven offers an English as a Second Language program for students who qualify. Brookhaven fosters partnerships between the school and a number of community agencies and organizations in order to support the social, emotional and academic development of every student.
More Information About Brookhaven Public School
REGULAR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
English (Reading, Writing, Oral and Visual Communication, Media Literacy); French (Reading, Writing, Oral and Visual Communication)
Mathematics, Science & Technology; Arts - Music, Visual Arts, Drama and Dance; Social Studies; Health and Physical Education
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
A variety of special education programs and services are offered to meet student needs, including students with exceptionalities. Students' exceptionalities are identified by an Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC). Brookhaven offers a Resource Program as well as a Home School Program.
OUR STUDENTS (JANUARY 2016)
Brookhaven is comprised of 436 students, 154 Kindergarten students, 186 Grade 1 to Grade 3 students, and 96 Grade 4 and 5 students.
We send home a monthly newsletter which celebrates the successes of our students over the previous month, communicates important information to the home and informs parents and guardians of what will be taking place around the school in the upcoming month.
- Milk Program
- Hearing and Vision Clinic
- Daily Snack Program
- Macaulay After School Program
- Lunchroom Supervision
Student Life - Where You Belong
Our school offers a wide array of programs to support the whole child. Our Arts programs consist of Visual Arts as well as Drama, Dance, Music and an Itinerant Music Program. The school's Character Education is supported by student recognition assemblies as well as a number of speakers and performers and opportunities for our students to showcase their talents. We have a number of intramurals (badminton, soccer, dodgeball, volleyball and broomball) and athletic teams (basketball, cross country, soccer, track and field and volleyball). Brookhaven also offers student leadership opportunities through The Council and Eco-Kids. Brookhaven's school community is also greatly involved in fundraising and supporting the broader community through our participation in the Terry Fox Run, North York Harvest Food Bank food drive and Jump Rope for Heart. We offer International Language Programs (Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese) and equity assemblies to celebrate the diversity of our population. Brookhaven is a Model School for Inner City. We offer academic support to our students through the after-school OFIP tutoring and the Macaulay Homework Club.
WHAT SETS US APART
Brookhaven's school mission is to create a learning community where every individual is successful, valued, respected and empowered. Critical to that success and to the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of each child, is eating healthy and being physically fit. Accordingly, Brookhaven offers its students a daily snack program as well as a daily milk program. Additionally, through our partnership with Kidsmart School Lunch, we also offer students warm lunches at a very reasonable cost, delivered to the school, up to 5 days per week.
Brookhaven also offers lunchroom supervision every day of the week.
The Brookhaven Childcare facility which is located in Brookhaven Public School is administered by a non-profit Board of Directors separate from the school. For additional information on The Brookhaven Childcare facility, please call (416) 249-6587.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
There is ongoing collaboration with a vast array of community and social services agencies to support, inform and educate students and their families (Ex. Macaulay, Yorktown Family Services, Toronto Public Health, etc.).
The Brookhaven School Council meets regularly and represents the school community. It provides a forum through which parents can contribute to improving student achievement and school performance.
On a regular basis, parents also gather for our Meet & Greet sessions that focus on a wide range of topics such as parenting, nutrition, and ways to support students in the home.