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Last updated on Tuesday, December 05, 2017.

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8:30 AM - 2:50 PM

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Principal

Val Stephens-Brockbank - 905.574.6336 | Email Val Stephens-Brockbank

Superintendent

Laura Romano - 905.527.5092 x 2622 | E-mail Laura Romano

Trustee

Wes Hicks - 905.383.2222 | E-mail Wes Hicks

School Council Chair

Jennifer Allen,  Senta Allen (Co-Chairs)

Administrative Office Staff

  • Mrs. Sherriff
  • Mrs. Erben

Our School

Gordon Price is a JK-8 School that officially opened on May 13, 1992. Located on the West Mountain to the west of Upper Paradise and to the north of Stone Church Rd., the school property borders on beautiful Shawinigan Park and backs onto St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School.

The school day begins at 8:30 and ends at 2:50 and students enjoy receiving instruction based on the Balanced Day concept. Currently there are more than 380 students attending Gordon Price School. With students coming from more than 30 countries around the world and speaking more than 33 languages daily at home other than English, Gordon Price School is culturally very diverse. These demographics and the rich multicultural / multi-ethnic composition of classes, facilitate teaching and learning from one another.

Exciting initiatives for this school year:

  • Character Trait Assemblies and Panther Paws
  • Staff Development in the areas of Mathematics, Language Instruction, Inquiry and Technology
  • Homework Club Partnership with Community Members
  • Eco-Schools Initiatives – going for Gold

Being a community oriented school, the students at Gordon Price have actively participated in a number of community activities and events that build spirit and engage students in purposeful and meaningful ways outside the classroom. Some of the initiatives that students regularly participate in are :

  • Community food and clothing campaigns
  • The Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • The Canadian Cancer Foundation

The school has a very strong partnership with the Umbrella Family Daycare Children’s Center and the YWCA. The YWCA Center operates a full pre-school program at Gordon Price during the day. The Umbrella Family Daycare operates a before and after school program for regular school age children.

Being a Pathways facility, a number of students with physical disabilities access Gordon Price School each day. In addition to being wheelchair accessible, the school has a mechanical change table to accommodate the needs of specific individual students.

Staff at Gordon Price School provide an outstanding curriculum program for all students. With an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy, teachers’ focus on student achievement data to enrich the learning environment for children in their care.

The Student Council provides leadership and team building activities to individual students wishing to impact positively on the school environment.  In addition to these activities building school spirit, they serve to align and link the school to broader community projects and community initiatives.

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

Literacy and Numeracy improvement are supported in a variety of ways at Gordon Price School including :

  • Parent volunteers
  • University and College student volunteers
  • Recent Teacher College Graduate volunteers
  • Student Teachers
  • Co-op Students from Secondary Schools
  • Grade 8 to Grade 9 Transitions Committee

Program Highlights

Students are challenged and supported by a team of exceptional teachers’ at Gordon Price School. All staff share in “Students” as their unifying purpose for coming to school each. The diversity and richness of program outlined below, make it possible for all students to meet with success:

  • Literacy Intervention Programs
  • Math Intervention Programs
  • Reading Buddies Program

Clubs/Before/After School Program or Activities

  • Girl’s/Boy’s  Basketball/Volleyball
  • Girl’s/Boy’s  Baseball/Volleyball
  • Cross Country – 3-8
  • Track and Field
  • Primary Choir
  • Junior Choir
  • Senior Choir
  • Musical Production
  • Mad Science
  • Kiwanis Music Fest
  • Student Council
  • Eco-Schools Club

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

  • Literacy and Numeracy initiatives consistent with HWDSB direction
  • Differentiated Instruction for all students consistent with “Education for All”
  • Building capacity among staff utilizing Instructional model

Safety Focus

  • Monthly focus on character traits program to develop and maintain safe school environment for all students
  • Dedicated assemblies and speaker presentations to bring awareness to bully related issues and intervention strategies to reduce incidence of bullying at school and in the school community.
  • Use of walkie talkies and coloured vests by all staff to enhance safe school environment and communications during the school day
  • ID tags for all staff and parent volunteers while at school
  • Medical Plans developed consistent with board policies to ensure student safety
  • Implementation of HWDSB Safe Schools Policy and Ontario Schools Code of Conduct
  • Locked Door Policy during instructional time

Parent & Community Involvement

Community

  • Neighbour to Neighbour
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Hamilton Bulldogs

Parent

  • Active School Council
  • Parent involvement on:

    • Fundraising initiatives
    • School wide trips / Music Fest
    • March Madness
    • Movie Nights
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