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Principal

Paul Clemens - 905.628.9444 | Email

Vice-Principal(s)

Barb McVittie | Email

Superintendent

Jane Macpherson - 905.527.5092 x 2626 | E-mail Jane Macpherson

Trustee

Paul Tut - 905.515.2473 | E-mail Paul Tut

Our School

Rockton Elementary School was named in May of 2019.  It represents the future merging of Beverly Central School, Dr. John Seaton Elementary School and approximately 70 students from Queen’s Rangers Elementary School.  During the 2019-20 school year, the school will operate as two campuses under one name until the new school opens in September 2020.  This year we will have Rockton Elementary School – Beverly Campus (Grades JK to 5) and Rocton Elementary School – Seaton Campus (Grades JK to 8).

 

Beverly Central Public School, located in Flamborough at 1346 4th Concession Road West officially opened its doors in 1959. The school is a one floor building situated on a rural road surrounded by a farm, a golf course and a few homes. The catchment for the school encompasses the rural communities of Rockton, Westover and Lynden.

 

School Office and Administrative Staff

Seaton Campus:   Principal – Mr. P. Clemens                     Office Administrator – Mrs. Marcia Taylor

Seaton Campus Telephone: (519) 647-3471

 

Beverly Campus:  Vice-Principal – Mrs. B. McVittie         Office Administrator – Krista Maxemiuk

Beverly Campus Telephone: (905) 628-9444

 

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

  • In class & withdrawal support
  • Integration of Special Needs Students
  • Special class for students with exceptional needs
  • Adult/parent volunteers
  • Book Fairs-2 per year
  • Visiting experts (ie: artists, performers, scientists, authors as available/affordable)
  • Field Trips (ie: Stratford Festival, Hamilton Place, K-Gr. 1 Pumpkin Patch, Gr. 4 Rockton Fair, Crawford Lake)

Program Highlights

  • Literacy Block with Learning Resource Teacher (LRT) support
  • Literacy Intervention withdrawal programs including Class Act, Leveled Literacy Intervention, start reading, Empower
  • Diagnostic Reading Assessment (DRA) assessing reading and comprehension
  • A Book Room includes teacher professional development resources, read aloud, shared reading posters and guided/independent reading level texts
  • Math and Science Manipulatives organized and accessible in specific areas and/or the classrooms
  • Technology in ALL classrooms – smart boards, iPads, Apple TV, digital projectors and computers
  • Ongoing professional learning for staff with consultants, speech pathologists, and other Board support personnel.

Clubs

Both campuses offrer a variety of extracurricular activities annually.  Programs are offered by staff. Programs and clubs include but are not limited to:

  • Library
  • Sports
  • Spirit and the environment
  • Robotics/Coding

Before/After School Programs

  • Ontario Early Years Center operates Monday mornings in the gym
  • Mad Science program (user fees) one session per year
  • After school scholars program – February to May

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

Staff – Job embedded and inquiry based professional learning builds capacity, informs instructional practice and contributes to a culture of learning

Students – Participate in Inquiry-based learning to develop real word connections and understanding.

  • Literacy
  • Assessment for, as and of Learning -1.4 Assessment tasks are aligned with the curriculum, collaboratively developed by teachers and the resulting demonstrations of student learning analyzed to ensure consistency with success criteria
  • Reading and Writing
  • The students will engage in authentic and rich performance tasks that enable them to demonstrate their learning in reading and writing
  • All students will be expected to use the strategies of good readers and writers
  • Students will understand and be able to use and demonstrate success criteria.
  • Staff Development for Literacy
  • Our staff receives on-going staff embedded professional development

 

  • Numeracy
  • School focus – HWDSB renewed math strategy
  • Staff Development – understanding of developmental math continuum.
  • Developing a growth mindset in students and staff

Positive Culture and Well-being

Goal: All students and staff feeling safe, supported and accepted.

    • Mind-up program to promote mindfulness practices in order to help students become ready for learning.
    • Safe Schools
    • Code of Conduct
    • Ongoing safe schools/anti-bullying campaign-classroom & school programs, special guest speakers & presentations as available/affordable
    • Variety of special events and spirit days
    • Promoting equity and acceptance for all students and staff

Parent & Community Involvment

Community

  • Community Partners available to support events as needed include: Rockton Lions Club, Rockton Fair, Copetown Lions, Lynden Lions Strabane Optimist, Rotary Club of Flamborough, Rotary Club of Waterdown, Westover Womens’ Institute, Lynden Community Choir
  • Beverly Community Centre & numerous local community businesses that support the Annual Turkey Dinner & Skate which celebrated its 40th year December 2016.
  • Lynden, Rockton and Westover Libraries
  • Faculty of Education Student Teachers and co-op students as available

Parent

  • School Council
  • Daily and Weekly Classroom volunteers
  • Parent Volunteers for Class/School Trips
  • Fundraising supports Classroom Literacy/Numeracy, Library, Trips, Technology Purchases
Updated on Tuesday, September 03, 2019.
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