Ellengale we place a high priority on families, school and community groups
working together for the success of our students. When we all work together to
support student learning we believe that our students tend to do
better in school, stay in school longer and like school more. Our partnerships
include the Parent and Family Literacy Program – a site based "drop in" program
for caregivers and preschoolers, the Big Sisters and Brothers
tutoring program, liaisons with UTM education and medical students and Peel
Police education programs. Opportunities for parents to engage in
school activities include school council, various volunteer opportunities in
classrooms and helping with our Parent Assisted Reading Program.
As educators and
parents we strive to help our students develop as innovative problem solvers,
critical thinkers and respectful individuals who will work collaboratively with
others. Striving to be
our best continues to be the Ellengale motto and we are striving for that
excellence in the following ways:
In addition to
continuing to teach, model and reinforce the character traits that
have historically been valued at Ellengale Public School we will
also incorporate the six character attributes that are being taught in all Peel
schools. Our Character Education program will incorporate caring, honesty, being
encouraging and inclusive, sharing, teamwork and cooperation, enthusiasm,
respect and responsibility. We will look forward to seeing many of you at the
school for our monthly Chester assemblies, where we will celebrate the character
development that helps our students become the good citizens of tomorrow.
Also, in the spirit
of good citizenship, we will continue to highlight the importance of stewardship
and global responsibility, as we work together to care for our environment.
In the areas of
academic achievement our teachers have developed specific grade appropriate
goals to further enhance our students’ reading and numeracy skills . Our overall
school focus in literacy will be on helping students further develop their
critical thinking skills. In mathematics we will focus on problem solving skills
and effectively communicating about mathematical processes.
We are also working very hard in many ways to support students with Self-Regulation. When you visit please take note of the changes we are making to support Calm and Alert Learning at Ellengale. When children learn to self regulate there are no barriers to their learning.
Our dedicated staff
includes teachers, teaching assistants, early childhood educators, an office
manager, an office assistant and our custodial staff all working together to
support our vision of a school that will be an inclusive and caring community of
staff, students and parents fostering the intellectual, social, emotional and
physical development of each child.
I am committed to fostering development of all children. I believe parents, teachers, and students must work in partnership to provide an empowering, enriching and challenging learning environment where children, regardless of abilities, are given opportunities to reach their fullest potential. I welcome the opportunity to work in collaboration with all members of our community.
Yours, in partnership,