About Our School:
At Englehart Public School we are pleased to be able to offer the following learning opportunities and programs for students:
Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program
The Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program is a child-centred, play-based learning program that provides opportunities for children to build on their natural curiosity about the world through exploration and inquiry-based learning. An education team, made up of a qualified teacher and an Early Childhood Educator, works together to plan and provide enriching, real-life, age-appropriate programming that will inspire our youngest students to learn.
We are very fortunate to have a dedicated Arts teacher to provide weekly instruction to students in music, visual art, drama, and dance. Students receive a well-balanced education in each of the four Arts disciplines.
The Common European Framework, which emphasizes the development of oral communication skills, is at the centre of the Core French program. Through authentic learning scenarios, students learn the vocabulary to participate in conversations in French and to listen to and understand conversations of others. Students in the junior grades (4-6) also develop their skills in reading and writing in French.
Students in the junior grades will be given opportunities to participate in various sporting events (e.g. Cross-Country running, soccer, basketball, volleyball) which are organized and sponsored by the Ontario North East Elementary Athletic Association (ONEEAA). Primary and junior students will also be encouraged to join in weekly intramural activities (e.g. handball, King's Court, dodgeball) organized by school staff. In addition to athletics, students will be given opportunities to participate in a variety of different clubs and activities (e.g. chess, board games, cursive writing, knitting, Glee Club) throughout the school year.
- Social Justice – Each month we will be celebrating a different Social Justice theme (e.g. families, culture and traditions, rights and freedoms) to help our students develop an understanding of the world beyond our community and to highlight the importance of good character skills (e.g. respect, responsibility, empathy, acceptance, trustworthiness)
- Bucket Fillers – Creating a positive and encouraging learning environment is an important foundation to help students be the best they can be. Based on the book, "Have you filled a bucket today?" (Carol McLeod), our students will be encouraged to "fill the buckets" of classmates and staff by looking for opportunities to do and say kind things, be a good friend, or provide a helping hand. We want students to make it a habit to think about how our words and actions affect others and how we make others feel.
- Thank You Tickets – As a reward for being bucket fillers, staff will be watching for students who are showing positive character and will hand out Thank You tickets. All of the Thank You tickets are collected for the month and at the monthly assembly, ten tickets will be drawn and "winners" will be able to choose a prize from the Thank You draw "store". All Thank You ticket recipients will have their good deeds displayed for all to see the great things our students do for each other and staff.
- We are UPSTANDERS – We want our students not to be bystanders in situations where someone is not being treated kindly - we want them to take action to prevent or fight against bullying. Students are encouraged to tell the bully to stop, to encourage the bully and the bullied to walk away, or to go and get an adult to help resolve the situation. By being UPSTANDERS - we are helping our students understand their role in actively bringing the values of Social Justice to life.