Kew Beach Junior Public School's Mission Statement
Our School Focus
Kew Beach School ensures effective curriculum delivery in all subject areas. We focus on strengthening reading, writing and math skills through the use of effective questioning techniques that encourage higher level thinking. We use information technology to enhance teaching, learning and communication skills.
Focusing on Character Development, we encourage students to set high standards for behaviour and to make decisions that are empowering so that they have the knowledge, skills and values they need to become responsible citizens. We strive to ensure that strategies are in place so that all students are successful.
Our Unique Location
Kew Beach Public School is located in The Beach area of Toronto with 491 students from JK to Grade 6 . The current school was built in 1963. The history of the school dates back to 1889, making it one of Toronto's oldest schools. The school community is fortunate to have access to the boardwalk, soccer fields, parks, skating rink and library, all within walking distance. Teachers make good use of these added resources with their students.
More Information About Kew Beach Junior Public School
Library and Information Technology Resources
We are integrating the use of computer technology, interactive Smartboards, multi-media presentations and web-based programs to build the communication skills of all students. Computers in the classrooms and in our library, as well tablets provide access to the curriculum through technology and offer continuous learning, communication and presentation opportunities.
We maintain an enriched arts curriculum with regular music classes, experienced music teachers and opportunities for participation in band and strings programs in the junior grades. Visiting visual artists, musicians, authors and performers enhance our classroom programs.
Kew Beach participates in the Toronto Schools On the Move initiative and Daily Physical Activity focusing on building fitness into every child's daily routine. We have experienced Physical Education teachers who develop skills needed for sports, gymnastics, dance and healthy living. This year yoga has been introduced into our primary physical education program.
Students, staff and parents support many community outreach projects by holding school-wide activities that build community support for local agencies such as Community Centre 55. Social justice initiatives are woven into the curriculum at all levels. This year our Student Council has decided to participate in the "Spread the Net" challenge.
- Dedicated teachers
- Welcoming community
- Safe and Caring Environment
- Kew Beach Daycare 416 698-6226
Student Life - Where You Belong
Our Eco Team leads our recycling program, encourages a litterless lunch and promotes ecological awareness.
Our library is available to all students on a regular basis for research, writing and and reading support, enhancement of computer skills and access to internet related activities.
We promote a positive and respectful school environment through the recognition of positive social skills and the implementation of safe school procedures.
We hold regular recognition assemblies where students are recognized for achievements as well as contributions to the life of the school.
We involve our Grade 5 & 6 students in excursions to Ottawa and to Outdoor Education Sites. All classes participate in walking excursions and field trips within the GTA.
Our students enjoy the Scientist in the Schools Program and visits from visiting artists and performers.
Our students become confident learners whose skills and abilities are valued.
WHAT SETS US APART
Kew Beach Daycare occupies the first floor of the school, serving pre-school, kindergarten and school-aged children. For more information call 416-698-6226.
We are proud of our EQAO provincial assessment results and continue to develop the educational programs that maintain a high quality of student achievement.
We ensure effective communication with our families through regular school and class newsletters, our school and parent council websites, e-mail and Twitter.
We provide practicum opportunities for teacher candidates from Faculties of Education at OISE/University of Toronto and many Ontario and International Universities, and for ECE students from George Brown College and Ryerson University. We host co-op students from secondary schools in the area.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Our active and dedicated School Council meets regularly to encourage community involvement and implement effective fundraising programs to support school initiatives. Regular parent volunteers assist in classroom and school-wide activities such as: working with students in classes, helping in the library, helping with extra curricular activities, preparing and organizing book orders, running borrow-a-book programs and helping to supervise on field trips. They engage the students in activities such as our annual fun fair, skating party, pizza lunches and book fairs. Parents run a weekly Kew Cafe in the front lobby to raise money for enrichment activities.