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Last updated on Monday, September 11, 2017.

Bell Times

8:50 AM - 3:10 PM

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Child Care

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Principal

Gord Carey - 905.387.5744 | Email Gord Carey

Superintendent

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

Trustee

Dawn Danko - 289.775.0269 | E-mail Dawn Danko

Administrative  Staff

Gord Carey – Principal

Carol Novosad – Office Administrator

 

Queensdale Schedule

Supervision on playground from 8:35-8:50am
Entry at 8:50am
1- 8:50-9:50 1st Period  – 60 min
2 – 9:50-10:30 2nd Period – 40 min
1st Nutrition Break – 10:30-11:10 Inside eating – 10:30-10:50am

Outside for recess – 10:50-11:10am

3 -11:10-12:10 3rd Period – 60 min
4 – 12:10-12:50 4th Period – 40 min
2nd Nutrition Break – 12:50-1:30 Inside eating – 12:50-1:10pm

Outside for recess – 1:10-1:30pm

5 – 1:30-2:30 5th Period – 60 min
6 – 2:30-3:10 6th Period – 40 min
Dismissal at 3:10pm Supervision on playground from 3:10-3:25 pm only

 

 

School Council Co-Chairs

Stefanie Sheils

Our School

Queensdale Elementary School offers a unique educational environment where both Regular Hearing Students and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students are exposed to quality daily learning.  Our enrollment of 360 students is comprised of thirteen regular Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 classes and one Primary/Junior  Deaf/Hard of Hearing Class.  Queensdale  School offers an Umbrella Before and After School Child Care Program.

Family preference combined with the expertise of our specialized teachers and based on student need, allow us to individualize program delivery.  Communication options, as deemed necessary, include oral speech, auditory verbal strategies, signed English as augmentative support and picture exchange methods.  Students receive both individualized and integrated programming.

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

Literacy/Numeracy Intervention Programs:

  • Learning Resource Support Teacher in Primay /Junior grades
  • Reading Specialist Teacher (0.5) Supporting JK, SK and Gr 1
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention and EMPOWER (Primary)
  • After School Scholars Programs for Gr 3 and Gr 6
  • Math Resource Support for Junior Grades
  • Reading Volunteers (All Levels) provide one to one reading support
  • Primary – Junior Reading Buddies
  • Math Facilitator – Increased Math Strategy Students

Program Highlights

Students at Queensdale realize that their job is to “Focus On Learning” and “Strive for Excellence”.  Staff works diligently to ensure that quality programming is delivered using best practice procedures based on research based H.W.D.S.B. initiatives.  High standards based on Ministry Expectations are set and students are challenged to meet their full potential. ‘

Queensdale School is involved in ongoing School Continuous Improvement and the HWDSB Increased Math Strategy Projectl.  Our Staff work collaboratively in Professional Learning Communities to enhance student learning and achievement.

Areas of focus include:

  • Learning Skills and Work Habits
  • Positive and Inclusive School Culture & Well Being
  • Comprehensive Literacy
  • Modeled, Shared, Guided and Indepent Reading and Writing Instructional Strategies
  • Numeracy All Strands, making our thinking visible and building confidence in all
  • Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics Instruction

Clubs

Students participate in a wide variety of extra curricular activities. Availability may change.

  • Student Council
  • School Events and Assemblies
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Swim Team
  • Cross Country
  • Track and Field
  • Flag Football
  • Intramural Games
  • Coding Club
  • Girls/Boys Clubs
  • French Club
  • Checkers
  • Sign Language
  • Dance Club
  • MAD Science

Staff and parent efforts to provide these activities are very much appreciated.

Before/After School Program or Activities

  • HWDSB Umbrella After School Program

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

Literacy

  • 100 min uninterrupted Literacy Block
  • Daily Shared Reading focusing on Before, During and After reading comprehension strategies.
  • Use of DRA data to inform individual and group instruction
  • Reading Intervention Programs
  • Home Reading Program
  • Writing Instruction

Mathematics

  • 5 Practices for Orchestrating Effective Math Discussions
  • 60 min uninterrupted numeracy blocks
  • Job embedded Math PD
  • Number Talks and documenting our math learning / discussions
  • Instructional focus on ‘Problem Solving’ approach to instruction
  • Instructional strategies that incorporate the use of manipulative materials

Environment Focus

Equity

  • Increasing the awareness of our changing multicultural community
  • Providing a welcoming school where all voices are heard and respected
  • Use of interpreters for other languages and sign language

Learning Skills School Wide Initiative

  • Implementation of HWDSB 6 Learning Skills included on Report Cards
  • Learning Skills are: Responsibility, Organization, Independent Work, Initiative, Collaboration and Self Regulation – click to view School Learning Skills Poster – JuniorLearningSkillsPoster
  • Monthly Assemblies and School Activities showcasing awareness, understanding and application of the 6 Learning Skills (activities, class presentations, goal setting and accomplishments)

Me to We

Our Grade 6 students participate in the H.W.D.S.B. Me to We initiates.  These programs make our students more aware of Social Justice and Equity Issues as well as empowering their leadership to support other children in 3rd world areas.

Parent & Community Involvement

Community

  • Queensdale is located on the Central Mountain of Hamilton with the school boundaries being the Mountain Brow on the North, Fennell Ave. in the South, Upper Wellington on the East and West 5th forming the Western boundary.
  • Queensdale is located close to the centre of the catchment area so that the furthest distance from the school to any boundary is less than 1 Kilometer.  Transportation is provided only for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing  student
  • The community is made up of predominantly single family detached homes, which were built primarily between 1945 and 1965.
  • There are several homes that date back to the 19th century, as part of the catchment area was originally the estate property of Sir Isaac Buchannan. Buchannan’s estate home and gate house still stand are designated ‘Historical Homes’.

Parent

Parent Involvement is encouraged and promoted at Queensdale.  Parents opportunities include:

  • School Council (Large number of active members)
  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Reading Volunteers
  • Promotion of Reading at Home programs
  • Curriculum Information and School Council Newsletter
  • Parent Math Information
  • Book Swap
  • School Book Fair
  • Revitalization of Library and Gym – Murals by parent artists
  • School Council Fundraising – provides funds for books and presentations and curriculum related trips.
  • Kindergarten/Grade 1 – Set Up Literacy Take Home Activities
  • Volunteer Coaches for various Interscholastic Sports
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