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. A daunting challenge...but one that we are committed to. 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.
Now in its second
year, our music, drama and dance program is flourishing. Our choir performances
and concerts have become anticipated events that are well attended by families
and friends of our students. Infusing literacy and numeracy with the arts has
been well supported by research as an effective way of engaging students in
learning and enhancing student success at school. We look forward to the many
ways that our students will continue to share their learning through the
Our dedicated staff
includes teachers, teaching assistants, early childhood educators, office
managers, 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.
ourselves the small school making a big difference!