A caring and safe school environment is important for student learning. Our Character Education program is a shared responsibility between the home and school. Our school motto is, "Kind Words, Kind Actions and Helping Hands" which guides our students in their decisions. School wide steps to problem solving are also used.
We are extremely proud to be a Platinum Eco School! Our Eco Team organizes many environmental initiatives such as Boomerang lunch, gardening, composting, Energy Audits and recycling. Our Eco team is comprised of student ambassadors from Grades 1-8 as we know that many hands make light work! Our initiatives continue to expand through student voice and leadership.
At Donwood Park the staff is committed to enriching students’ lives both inside and outside of the classroom. Our staff offer a variety of co-curricular activities for students of various ages such as Student Council, Eco Club, Photography Club, Gr. 1-8 Choir, Robotics, Silver Birch Reading Club, Blue Spruce Reading Club, Folk Dancing, Step Dancing, Basketball, Cricket, Yearbook Club, Cooking Club, Origami and Soccer. Students in grades six to eight also have the opportunity to participate in band and work with a band itinerant teacher. Leadership opportunities are an integral part of the culture at Donwood Park. Our student leaders are involved around our school in many different ways: Student Council, prefects, safety patrollers, school ambassadors and office helpers. Students fundraise in the fall for the Canadian Cancer Society through the Terry Fox Run and smaller fundraisers are held throughout the year to support student and school selected initiatives.
High expectations and a culture of caring is evident throughout the school. We believe that students are the responsibility of the entire staff and we all take ownership for the students at Donwood. Our staff is committed to moving students along their learning continuum and supporting each individual student so they can work to their full potential. It truly does ‘take a village to raise a child’ so we work in partnership with parents, students and our fellow colleagues to ensure success for all. Staff and students pride themselves on the fact that "Donwood Park is the place to be!"