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Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School Gr JK - 8  Profile
Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School Gr JK - 8  Profile
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Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School Gr JK - 8 Profile

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Deer Park Jr. & Sr. Public School is located at Ferndale Avenue, just east of Yonge Street and north of St. Clair Ave. Consisting of a three storey building, with classrooms dedicated to visual arts, …

Deer Park Jr. & Sr. Public School is located at Ferndale Avenue, just east of Yonge Street and north of St. Clair Ave. Consisting of a three storey building, with classrooms dedicated to visual arts, design technology, science, family studies, music, drama and dance for Grades 7 & 8. The school hosts a gym and swimming pool enabling all students to benefit from a swim program as part of their physical education. Our facility houses two daycare centres for toddlers, pre-schoolers and school-age children.

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  • 1. Deer Park Jr. & Sr. Public School is located at Ferndale Avenue, just east of Yonge Street 23 Ferndale Ave. and north of St. Clair Avenue. Deer Park was founded in 1888 and was situated to the west and north of Yonge and St. Clair. We have a fine relationship with the North Toronto Toronto, M4T2B4 community that has lasted for over a century. Tel: (416) 393-1550 Fax: (416) 393-1552 Deer Park consists of a three storey building, with classrooms dedicated to visual arts, design technology, science, family studies, music, drama and dance for Grades 7 & 8. We have a large gymnasium and a good-size swimming pool which enables all our students to benefit from a swimming program as part of their physical and health education. Within our Peter Thatcher facilities there are two daycare centres for toddlers, pre-schoolers and school-age children. Deer Park particularly values our excellent academic and co-curricular programs, their accessibility to any student, our climate of respect, our appreciation of diversity and our Chris Gorczynski ability to undertake program innovation and improvements. Deer Park provides a learning environment that stresses a balance among all disciplines and program areas. Active student participation in the co-curricular activities, sports and athletics as well as music and drama, are essential elements of our students' school experience. Deer Park strives to foster the development of the intellect and emotional intelligence, to encourage creative exploration and curiosity, and to instill a sense of social responsibility in every student. The foundation principle of our Code of Behaviour and Dress Code is respect Audrey Deremo for self and others and pride for our school. Safety permeates all aspects of school life for Susan MacDonald staff, students and parents. School Mission Statement: Deer Park is committed to excellence, student success and partnerships among staff, students, parents and community. Natasha Larock Together we create a caring, positive, and safe learning environment for all students and staff Academic excellence, positive self-image, effective work habits and valuing diversity are our keys to success. o Total number of students: 516 Junior Kindergarten - Grade 3 144 Grade 4 - Grade 6 81 Josh Matlow Grade 7 - Grade 8 291 o Gender: (416) 397-3094 Female 232 45% Male 284 55% o Primary language other than English: 145 30%* Rauda Dickinson o Students born outside of Canada: (416) 394-2046 Students living in Canada for 2 years or less 27 6% Students living in Canada for 3 - 5 years 33 7% Gerry Connelly * Calculation does not include students for whom language information is missing. Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School School Year:
  • 2. The Toronto District School o Languages - English, English as a Second Language, and French Board (TDSB), in o Mathematics, Science and Technology partnership with students, o Arts - Music, Visual Arts, Drama and Dance parents, teachers and all o Social Studies, Health and Physical Education; in Grades 7-8: History and our communities, is Geography, Family Studies and Guidance committed to taking responsibility for continuous improvement of schools. A variety of special education programs and services are offered to meet the This is achieved through: needs of all students, including students with exceptionalities, such as behavioural, communication, intellectual, physical and multiple learning o disabilities. Students' exceptionalities are identified through a formal review o process undertaken by an Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC). o o Music: Band, Guitar, Steel Pan/Band, Strings o Visiting Artists: Prologue to the Performing Arts Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School School Year:
  • 3. The primary purpose of student assessment is to improve learning. Information about the Assessment has the greatest potential to improve learning when it is an success of our programs integral part of classroom activities. Teachers assess student progress comes from a wide variety towards achieving the expectations on an ongoing basis by using of student assessments. strategies such as projects, class presentations, homework assignments, These assessments are classroom observations, portfolios of student work, and tests. based on clear expectations for all Schools use assessment information and information from other sources learners, consistent with to make informed decisions for school improvement planning. Schools those described in The identify areas of strength as well as areas that require improvement. Input Ontario Curriculum. is obtained from a variety of sources such as student assessments, teacher feedback, parent feedback, and community surveys. In this way, schools monitor, celebrate and improve their efforts in providing a supportive and challenging learning environment for all their students. At Deer Park, we will continue to: o Commit to and implement the development of o Use data (e.g., Classroom Profile, Best Practices, literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum EQAO, Feedback, Teacher Evaluations, Staff and and at all grades. Parents Observations) to review and develop o Engage in continuous improvement in the School Improvement Action Plan. implementation of The Ontario Curriculum and o Maintain a safe and inclusive school culture. link the implementation to assessment and o Provide staff with professional development that evaluation practices that ensure successful and is relevant to their personal professional goals meaningful learning & teaching. and growth, and the needs of the school. o Ensure a rich and balanced curriculum that o Develop structures that enable staff to work provides multiple opportunities for interactive and collaboratively such as team planning, team hands-on learning which is balnaced by teacher teaching, a division and/or same grades planning, instruction. partners in action, and sharing of exemplary o Emphasize problem-solving, reasoning and practices resources. communication in mathematics in addition to o Involve Student Council for input and leadership. understanding and applying concepts. o Commit to and provide for multiple opportunities o Promote and maintain integration of special for staff and student leadership. needs students. o Work in partnership with parents and the School o Increase competencies in and provide Council, i.e., Deer Park School Association. differentiated instruction and assessment o Focus on narrowing the gaps in learning for students progressing with difficulty or are at risk o Use Division and Committee meetings to share teaching expertise and to set school-wide targets of achievement o Use an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to curriculum delivery where it is relevant and meaningful to do so. o Integrate information technology appropriate and meaningful to teaching and learning needs and curriculum. Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School School Year:
  • 4. o Deer Park School Association (DPSA) is actively involved in the school day-to-day issues and over the longer term in helping the school to achieve its full potential as a learning and teaching organization o Parent volunteers assist in a variety of programs in the school, e.g., library, After-Four, Pizza Lunches o Parents' involvement on committees with staff - Staffing, Curriculum, Safe School, Information Technology, Recycling and Greening and Fundraising o Production of school monthly newsletter o Parents Bulletin Board in the main foyer o Deer Park will have extensive renovations including an elevator to allow for students with disabilities. This will be completed in the summer of 2008 o Field testing learning materials - Nelson Publishers o Deer Park Public Library o Partnership with two daycares: D.P.E.P; H.F.C.C. o University of Toronto - Deer Park School partnership in teacher training by providing practicum placements and internship of student teachers o Partnership with secondary schools coop programs o Partnership with permit users e.g.Prime Mentors through the University of Toronto, Swim program, Karate Club o University - On-line Mentoring of candidates in Principal Qualifications Program o York University Metro Cooperative Additional Teacher Qualifications Program Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School School Year:

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