Davisville Junior Public School's Mission Statement
The school has an interesting history. Davisville PS was originally built as a two-room school in 1860 and named after the first postmaster of the Village of Davisville. The present school was built in 1962 and was the home of two separate and unique schools. In September 2002, Davisville Junior Public School and The Metropolitan Toronto School for the Deaf were twinned. Approximately 500 pupils are enrolled at Davisville PS. In September 2009 Davisville PS became a dual track school offering English (regular program) and Early Fench Immersion (SK to Grade 6).
The programs at Davisville PS are based on the Ontario Curriculum and TDSB initiatives. Our school aims to:
Ensure a safe and nurturing learning environment where our students build self-esteem and learn to work together in mutual respect and trust.
Develop high levels of literacy and numeracy across the curriculum through consistency of program, staff development and links between the grade levels.
Collaboration, teamwork and partnerships are vital components in our community. With this in mind, students and staff meet once a month to concentrate on our Character Education and celebrate student achievements. Each assembly is led by a class or classes and focuses on a character trait.
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Our school is committed to student success. Teachers conduct regular assessment to ensure programming is responsive to student needs. The School Support Team meets monthly to provide support/interventions for students and families. Complementing the regular programs, Davisville PS has ESL and Special Education programs.
Healthy, Active Living
We promote a healthy, active lifestyle as part of the PALS program. All classes participate in Daily Physical Activity (DPA) and have physical education classs at least 3 times per week. Co-curricular activities keep students active at lunch and after school. Our Nutrition Program provides a 3-piece morning snack to all students and the program is run by parent volunteers.
Extra curricular sports are an important part of school life offering a variety of opportunities for boys and girls to participate in competitive teams and intramural sports. These include junior co-ed slo-pitch, soccer, basketball, volleyball, track & field and ultimate frisbee. All students can participate in cross country.
Professional Learning Teams
The staff is committed to working and learning together in Teaching Learning Critical Pathways. Primary and Junior teams determine areas of curricular focus based on student achievement data, develop common assessments and analyse student work to ensure consistency of marking across grade teams. Next steps are then developed collaboratively to support student success.
- Spectrum Alternative Senior School
- A Variety of After School Programs
- Parent Outreach Grant Evenings
- Settlement Worker Program
- Student Leadership Opportunities
Student Life - Where You Belong
Davisville PS is a school with a caring and committed staff dedicated to student success. We have a very supportive parent community that is always receptive to school initiatives. Student success is our core purpose and we strive to provide students with opportunities to learn in different ways and to experience success. Our students are provided with arts enrichment projects that allow them to work with "real" artists on a special project. Visiting performers expose all of our students to a variety of genres in the arts including dance, puppetry and live theatre. Scientist in the Schools program makes the science the children are learning more real through hands-on interactive workshops conducted throughout the year. Extra curricular sports are an important part of school life offering a variety of opportunities for boys and girls to participate in competitive team and intramural sports. These include junior boys and girls slo-pitch, soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton, track & field and ultimate frisbee. All students can participate in cross country.
WHAT SETS US APART
The student body at Davisville PS is a microcosm of Toronto. Many of our students and parents speak a first language other than English and represent a variety of cultural backgrounds. The school provides an environment in which differences are valued and celebrated. We encourage and foster student leadership. Morning announcements are led by students from grade 6 at Davisville PS and grades 7 and 8 at Spectrum Alternative. Student leadership is evidenced through office helpers, Kindergarten helpers and PALS recess activity leaders. 'O Canada' is sung in English or French and/or signed by all the students. A genuine sense of community is developed among our students and staff. We are also proud to embrace the successes of our students with special needs and their inclusion in the life of the school
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Curriculum Night - Public library visits - Holiday Season and Spring Concerts - School Newsletter - Student Book Orders - Faculty of Education students - Child and youth worker placements - Multicultural Night - Family Math Night - Community partnerships - School Advisory Council - Parent volunteers who assist in classroom, library, field trips, sports teams and ongoing fundraising activities - Family Skating Party - Fundraising events - Parent Information Nights