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Last updated on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Chedoke School is a JK-8 school that draws students from a broad area of the West Mountain, specifically the area bounded by the escarpment at the western upper city limits; east along the escarpment to a point west of West 5th St.; south to the middle of Fennel Ave. West; west to the middle of Garth St.; south to the Lincoln Alexander (Red Hill Creek) Expressway; west on the Expressway to the middle of Upper Paradise Rd.; south to a point north of Rymal Rd. W.; and west to the city limits, north along the city limits to the escarpment.  Students from Holbrook School and Mountview School attend Chedoke when they enter grade seven.

Chedoke School serves a large community reflecting broad socioeconomic and ethno cultural diversity, with English however, being the predominant language spoken by families. There are approximately (100) English as Second Language students who are integrated into regular classes and receiving additional support in English, provided by a full time ESL teacher.

STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORTS

  • Focus of inclusion and the guiding principles of “Education for All”
  • In class support for exceptional and non-exceptional students
  • 1:1 and small group support for students with specific needs
  • Empower! Reading Intervention (intensive support)
  • LLI Reading Intervention (intensive support)
  • Class Act and PALS (large group and small group support)
  • Coaching of staff to support differentiated instruction
  • Small group instruction to re-teach concepts
  • Extensive use of Assistive Technology and software
  • Use of standardized assessment tools to determine individual students strengths and needs
  • Regular and on-going communications with feeder schools and high schools to ensure smooth transitions
  • On-going home/school communication through in-school and system resource meetings

FOCUS ON LITERACY and NUMERACY

  •  Explicit reading strategy instruction
  • Focus on Comprehensive Literacy Instruction (Modeled, Shared, Guided and Independent) Reading and Writing
  • Focus on Mathematics – Teaching Through Problem Solvine
  • Red Maple and Silver Birch Program
  • Extensive Book Room and Math Manipulative Room
  • Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) in Primary and Junior Divisions
  • OCA and OWA standardized assessments in Intermediate Division
  • Neighbour to Neighbour Literacy Volunteers (Primary)

WE ARE ALSO VERY PROUD TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR STUDENTS:

  •  Extensive Sports Teams and Intramural sports
  • Several Clubs including Gr. 3 & 6 Boys Reading, Caring Kids, Yearbook and GO Girls
  • Song Club and Band
  • Student Leadership Council
  • Various Opportunities for all students to become involved in the school culture ( e.g. Announcement Team, Lunchroom Leaders, Food Drive Leaders, Intramural Helpers, Team Managers, Announcements, Library helpers, and many more)
  • Homework Club and Summer School
  • Daily Nutrition Program
  • Curricular Trips including a year end City and Camp Trip
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