Junior School

 

Curriculum

A child's development includes his/her social, physical and intellectual well-being.

Our Goals:

  • to create an atmosphere of respect and support
  • to foster a sense of belonging
  • to encourage independent, self-directed learning
  • to develop life-long learners
  • to create a safe environment in which to work and play
  • a strong academic program in literature, 
    language (phonics, spelling, grammar), mathematics, French, science, social studies and design technology
  • the arts (music, drama, art)
  • athletics (soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball, track and field, gymnastics)

Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced professionals who keep abreast of current educational research. Life-long learning is an integral part of the professional development of each academic staff member.

Social Development 

We provide an environment in which children learn to:

  • respect the rights of others
  • treat each other with courtesy
  • work together in a co-operative and tolerant manner

Emotional Development

The teachers and parents work in partnership for all children:

  • to foster healthy emotional development
  • to help them articulate their feelings in a positive manner

Physical Development

All students are encouraged to develop:

  • gross and fine motor skills
  • teamwork skills
  • a healthy attitude toward their physical well-being

Peer Mediation

Our Grade 4 students are trained as Peer Mediators to assist the recess duty teachers. Peer Mediation helps to establish a sense of responsibility in students and fosters a sense of caring for others. The Peer Mediators:

  • model acceptable play behaviour
  • listen to and help articulate disputes
  • help the younger students to solve conflict through discussion
  • build confidence and self-esteem 

Intellectual Development

Our program is designed to ensure the acquisition of strong skills in literacy, mathematics and science and technology.

Literacy

Each Junior student:

  • will be able to read and write competently and comprehensively
  • will be exposed to a wide variety of literature (both fiction and non-fiction)
  • will be encouraged to develop a love for the written word

Mathematics

Each Junior student will be able:

  • to develop number sense
  • to develop & understand patterns
  • to problem solve
  • to connect mathematics to the world around them and confidently use these skills in their everyday life

Science and Technology

Each Junior student is encouraged:

  • to develop his/her problem-solving skills through hands-on experience
  • to develop a curiosity for the world around him/her
  • develop a competency in a wide range of computer skills
 
 

Hillfield Strathallan College. 299 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton, ON L9C 1G3 | Tel: (905) 389-1367