Essex Junior and Senior Public School's Mission Statement
In 1989, Essex Senior School and Christie Junior School were twinned and became Essex Jr. and Sr. Public School. The school was built in 1964. Essex is located north of Bloor Street and west of Christie Street. It is a JK to Grade 8 school with rotary in Grades 7 and 8. The number of students currently attending is 310. The Essex Community is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for everyone involved in the school community. The Parenting Centre runs a very active program for about 90 families.
To learn to be listened to, to be valued and be treated equally to be respected to a clean, safe, caring environment.
We will continue to look at social justice themes as they apply to ourselves, locally and globally. The goal is to find ways that we can make a difference!
Every other month, we hold school-wide CHARACTER TRAIT CELEBRATION ASSEMBLIES. Any class or students interested in presenting in the Assembly are welcome. This is an opportunity for us to celebrate the positive behaviours and attitudes that Essex students have demonstrated throughout the course of the month. Some things to celebrate can include names of teams, clubs, individual students who demonstrated leadership in the school (e.g., ECO Team who promoted proper recycling through classroom presentations, Teams that demonstrates good sportsmanship, etc.)
More Information About Essex Junior and Senior Public School
Special Education programs and services are offered to meet the needs of all students. At Essex, we have three Mild Intellectual Developmental programs; two Intermediate Developmental Disability programs; and, a Home School Program where students receive a modified program in Mathematics and Language. We also have Resource support for grades 1-8 in language and math.
Assessment and Evaluation
The literature on assessment for learning identifies four core practices:
• ensuring a common understanding of learning goals and success criteria;
Students have access to a mini-computer lab in the Library including an interactive whiteboard. To augment the lab, students also have access to iPads, Chrome Books, Netbooks and Laptops as well as digital video and still cameras to support their learning. We want students to become full particpants in this new digital culture. We need to investigate the skill sets the 21st Century Learner will need in order for them to become full participants. A school technology plan has been implemented to support students and staff to build on these skills as we move forward. The TDSB ICT standards help set the pace for building these skill sets. Please see our blog www.essexpublicschool.com
Design and Technology
- Full Day Kindergarten
- Glee Club
- Arts Club
- Student Council
- Student Ambassadors
- Yeak Book Club
Student Life - Where You Belong
WHAT SETS US APART
For Personal Development, there are social skills programs for all age groups; Office/Library Helpers; Hearing and Vision Screening
Co-curricular activities include: Eco Schools; Choir; Music and Drama; Concerts/Performances; Earth Day; Chess Club; skating; Heritage Month celebrations (Black History, Asian Heritage); Month Assembly; and luncheons