Junior School

 

Welcome to Junior School

Learning should be fun, challenging and invoke a sense of creativity and fulfillment. Children are our future, and as such should be prepared for what the future has in store for them. If we provide them a place where a sense of purpose is valued and joy is treasured, they will move the world.
- Shailau Spivak, Junior School Principal

The Cornerstone of the HSC Junior School - Our Dedicated Faculty.

Our experienced and diverse faculty remain relevant and maintain excellence through collaboration, self-examination of their practice, and continual growth through professional development.  Most importantly, however, they are here because they are passionate about children - about helping them to develop their mind, body, and spirit.  

For the Love of Learning

A lively atmosphere of exploration and discovery sets the stage for learning in the Junior School at HSC. In every subject and grade level, dedicated faculty provide exciting, hands-on, project-based opportunities for students to develop key 21st century skills:

  • creative and innovative thinking and problem solving
  • information and media literacy
  • communication and presentation skills
  • the ability to work well in teams and across cultures
  • knowing how to learn and how they learn as individuals
  • integration of technology into their lives and learning
  • global awareness
  • ability to look at things from multiple perspectives
  • experience learning as a fun, engaging and lifelong process

Subjects taught in the Junior School include literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, French, music, art, and physical education.

Hallmarks of the HSC Junior School:

  • student-centred, safe and nurturing environment with a culture of mutual respect
  • strong sense of community and parent involvement
  • emphasis on play, imagination and creative thinking
  • balanced use of technology
  • regular community meetings to bring grade levels together to share news and concerns
  • explicit and direct character education to help students respect each others’ differences and develop conflict resolution skills
  • intentional opportunities to experience and develop leadership skills

 

 
 

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