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Last updated on Friday, December 11, 2015.

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9:10 AM - 3:30 PM

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Principal

N/A - 905.627.7822 | Email N/A

Superintendent

Michael Prendergast - 905.527.5092 x 2626 | E-mail Michael Prendergast

Trustee

Alex Johnstone - 905.515.7082 | E-mail Alex Johnstone

School Council Chair

  • Shannon Revill

Administrative Office Staff

  • Tammy Willemsen, Barb Stinson

Our School Improvement Plan

Student Success Supports

  • Levelled Literacy Intervention
  • Empower Reading Program
  • Class Act Groups
  • RazKids Reading – a web-based reading support program
  • Volunteer Program and Training
  • Math Intervention
  • Prodigy
  • Instructional Coach–Kim Baturin

Curriculum Focus

  • The Curriculum focus for Queen’s Rangers in 2015-2016 is on co-creating learning goals and success criteria in a variety of subject areas and program to address individual student strengths and needs. In addition, our focus on knowing our students through on-going assessments and differentiated instruction. Staff are participating in on-going Professional Development and Professional Activity Days to develop a deeper understanding of how to scaffold students’ learning and to provide students and parents useful information that will allow students to progress to their full potential.
  • Assessment for, as and of learning occurs on an on-going basis.  Assessment tasks are aligned with the curriculum and learning goals and success criteria are co-created with students.
  • Student work is moderated on an on-going basis to ensure consistency of grading across the school.
  • The students are engaged in authentic and rich performance tasks that enable them to demonstrate their learning in reading and writing and are provided with opportunities for student voice and choice.
  • Essential questions are posed by teachers and students are provided with explicit prompts that guide them to deepen their thinking and engage their inquiry.
  • Teaching staff receive on-going embedded professional development throughout the school year.
  • The principal, the instructional coach and the West Cluster consultant are an integral part of the professional learning community teams.
  • School Directions Team
  • TLCP (Teaching Learning Critical Pathways) cycles throughout the year to support student achievement
  • Volunteer Reading Program
  • Visiting experts
  • Literacy block with in-class learning resource teacher (0.5)
  • Instructional coach (shared between four schools) with teacher planning modifying students’ work and working with students in the classroom
  • Literacy and Math intervention withdrawal programs and in-class support
  • Comprehensive literacy supported by new Nelson and Pearson resources
  • On-going assessment of reading and writing in all classrooms
  • Book room with special development resources, read aloud books, shared reading posters and guided/independent reading texts
  • Math and Science manipulatives organized in specific areas and/or classrooms
  • Smart board technology, ipads, livescribe pens and a computer lab for student use
  • French Cafe

Safe Schools Focus

  • GoGirls Club established in Oct 2013 and will continue throughout the 2015-2016 year
  • Special guests, speakers and presentation with a Safe Schools focus offered to students throughout the year
  • Access character network pathway support
  • Safe Schools committee to support further planning in this area for 2015 – 2016
  • Improved playground/structures fundraising plan with parent council

Programs & Services

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Glee Club–new for 2015-2016
  • Ricky Racoon’s Rangers
  • Forest of Reading Clubs (Silver Birch)
  • Leadership Initiatives (lunch monitors, bus patrollers, popcorn, frozen yogurt and cookie sales)
  • Recycling Club
  • Environmental Club (ECO schools)
  • GoGirls
  • Swim Team
  • Track and Field
  • Cross Country

Enrichment Activities

  • Multiple Intelligences Day
  • Mad Science
  • Terry Fox run

 Parent & Community Involvment

Community

  • The Ontario Early Years Program is located at the Lynden United Church. For more information, call 905-689-9500 or visit www.ontarioearlyyears.ca.
  • Queen’s Rangers receives the support of the Copetown Lions Club. This group has taken an active part in the Queen’s Rangers Community for such activities as our Christmas Lunch, Grade Six End of the Year Celebration and our Multiple Intelligences Day.
  • Queen’s Rangers School maintains a connection to the Queen’s York Rangers, a militia unit stationed in Toronto. Members of the unit have visited our school and students have written to soldiers of the QYR serving in Afghanistan.
  • Queen’s Rangers School receives the support of the Lynden Lions Club through a monetary donation to the school

Parents

  • The parents are a vital parent of the Queen’s Rangers community. Parents participate by volunteering in the classroom, helping out with special events, doing fundraising and participating in the School Council.
  • Our School Council meets regularly in the school office to discuss school improvement, fundraising, events and other matters of general concern.
  • The Queen’s Rangers parent community organize several special events throughout the year, such as the Fall Dance-a-thon in October, the Christmas Lunch in December and the Multiple Intelligences Day in May.

 

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