PHONE NUMBER: (416) 396-6235

GRADE RANGE: JK to 6

Fairglen Junior Public School's Mission Statement

Fairglen Junior Public School is a neighbourhood school which was first opened in 1966 and at that time received an award for its practical design.
The school serves about 220 students from an economically and socially diverse, multicultural community. Located next door to a high school and a senior public school, students at Fairglen experience a unique educational setting as their entire educational career can occur in one neighbourhood.
In September 2011, Fairglen welcomed a Grade 4 Gifted program and at present have 5, grade 4 to 6 Gifted classes.  In order to enhance the educational experience of our students, we offer school excursions and provide in-school activities to enhance and enrich programs. 
 

Environment Awareness

At Fairglen, we encourage students to ensure that they don't  litter, walk to school and bring litterless lunches. We endeavor to achieve our environmental goals as part of the TDSB Eco initiative.

More Information About Fairglen Junior Public School

Focus on Literacy

Learning to be a critical thinker is crucial to student success. Our teachers engage in continuous Professional Development through their involvement in the Teaching Learning Critical Pathway (TLCP).  Most recently our focus was on success criteria for ideas and organization for writing.  We will also focus on guided reading and short responses to reading.

Emphasis on Numeracy

Developing mathematical understanding, applying the processes of mathematics, and justifying and communicating thinking is integral to student achievement.  Our work in TLCP addresses these areas through an increased understanding of how to break down a Math question and demonstrate answers.  Our Kindergarten team will focus on new strategies for counting.

Essential Skills - Not an Add On

Essential Skills are an important part of the curriculum. In fact, these skills are critical in day-to-day life as well as the workplace. The skills of computer use, working with others and continuous learning are necessary to prepare our students for career success. Our staff is continually supporting student success through the application of technology.

Certified Eco School

Fairglen is an Eco School which has achieved bronze status. We have been involved in this initiative for the past 5 years. We strive to make environmental awareness and action a normal part of the daily function of school life.  In support of Eco Schools, we use recycled paper, technology in place of paper, sustainable coffee, and our exterior school lights are on timers.

Additional Features

  • Band, Strings, and Orff
  • Full Day Kindergarten
  • Girls' Club
  • Family Math and Literacy Nights
  • Festive Concert
  • Student Council
  • Speech Arts

Student Life - Where You Belong

GO TEAM

Students have a wide array of activities to choose from at Fairglen. Our school offers Clubs such as Kilometre, Garden, French and Girls Club. Students participate in the Blue Spruce and Silver Birch Reading Programmes in which they are exposed to high quality literature.  Our intramurals include Soccer, Floor Hockey and  Basketball. Our students participate in interschool competitions in Volleyball, Cross Country as well as Track and Field. Students can also involve themselves in school life as Student Announcers, Student of the Month emcees, Office Prefects and in Student Council. Each year, Fairglen students engage in Speech Arts, a public speaking competition, aimed at profiling the oral communication strand of the Language Curriculum.  Annually, we participate in a Dance-a-thon and Read-a-thon proceeds of which subsidize field trips and in-school performances.

WHAT SETS US APART

Two years ago, our school was the recipient of a $1000 Green Apple School Grant recognizing our school's goal of creating a healthier environment. As a result of the infusion of these additional funds, we began work on a composting project in which organic material is placed in two large composting bins outside of our school daily.
Fairglen's former partnership with TD Canada Trust Friends of the Environment and Toyota Canada ensures that our students will continue to contribute to a cleaner world. Each of our classes is responsible for watering one of nine trees purchased with funds from a grant. These trees are located beside our outdoor classroom, a circular configuration of large rocks in a natural setting.

PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We enjoy many partnerships with both parents and the community at large. Students in the Early Childhood Education Program at Seneca College engage in practicums.  Fairglen also has a partnership between Toronto Public Library and our Primary Division. We also host student teachers and Co-op students from Sir John A. Macdonald C.I.  Our Parent volunteers assist with field trips and specialty lunches. Students donate annually to our Food Drive with Agincourt Community Services Association.  The School Council organizes fundraising events throughout the year. The Rotary Club of Agincourt provides mittens to students to ensure that all children have warm and protected hands in the winter.