At Kingsley, our small class sizes and personal approach to teaching the Ontario Curriculum help students reach their unique potential. We ensure that each child is seen, heard, and respected every day. French, music and physical education are taught by specialists in an enriched program which promotes inclusion, conflict resolution, mindfulness, and character development. Students love our many clubs, trips, and recesses in the fresh air. Optional after-care and half-day PK/JK. BELONG - DISCOVER - THRIVE!
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Our Take: Kingsley Primary School
When parents are considering a school, they’re right to ask about instructional styles, teaching, programs, assessment. Those are important. Though when we pick up our kids from school each day, we’re not thinking about those things. Instead, we ask: “How was your day?” Maybe we ask it reflexively, but when it comes to how children learn, that’s actually where the rubber really meets the road. Kids learn best in a consistent, supportive, personal, safe, and community-focused environment. Providing that kind of environment is what forms a basis for all of the work at Kingsley. When they say “thrive” they mean it in the broad sense—gaining a strong academic foundation—but also in the sense of having fun, gaining confidence, and finding a voice within a community of peers. The programs are strong, the teaching staff seasoned, and the school has had consistent success for more than three decades. For the families that enroll here, all of that is important. Likewise, the strength and focus of the learning environment is often, quite rightly, a principle draw. After all, a child's ability to thrive in life begins in having a good day, today.
What does learning at Kingsley Primary School look like now?
As soon as we found out that schools were told to stay closed after March Break, the entire Kingsley staff got organized and right down to work. We spent March Break learning how to use technology on our own at home in order to be ready to teach our students in person on Zoom and we didn't miss a day of instruction. We've been teaching directly to our students ever since we opened online on March 23, 2020. We use a combination of Google Classroom and Zoom sessions to deliver our own vibrant brand of enriched Ontario Curriculum. French and Music are offered every week. We have Recorder, Ukulele, and Choir Clubs running and private music students are learning piano, guitar and voice. We all look forward to our Fun Day Fridays where students participate in stories, songs and games with their teachers and friends on Zoom. It's so important to us that our students continue their close relationships with teachers, principal, and classmates throughout this period. We look forward to seeing everyone back in their classes of twelve or fewer students in September when we will be offering a safe, clean, spacious, and relaxed environment for all our students again. Join us at Kingsley, the school with a great big heart. Call us for a tour.