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Holliston School
Inspiring Learning
Holliston School Program Advantages

Holliston School Program Advantages
 
Educational Program
·         Kindercare Program within the school in partnership with Preston Early Learning Centre
·         Drop-in Before and After School Care program on site in partnership with Preston Early Learning Centre
·         Licensed Before and after School Day Care on site in partnership with Preston Early Learning Centre
·         Pre School on site for 3 and 4 year olds
·         Strong Literacy Focus – Literacy for Life Program
·         Math education program including strong use of Manipulatives and PRIME assessment materials
·         Technology literacy and integration
·         Innovative Learning Software used in classroom work and Resource Program
·         Strong Curricular orientation to Integration and Inquiry
·         Very intensive staff development in research-based instruction and assessment
·         Focus on Integration of First Nations Treaty Literacy
·         Supervised Lunchroom
·         Care Partners program
·         Regular Phys. Ed. Instruction from a PE specialist for students K-8
·         Games and activities that promote a healthy learning environment
·         Out-of school education program to take advantage of learning opportunities in the community
·         Assemblies with all K-8 students
·         Arts Integration with other subject areas
·         Shared Cultural Experiences
·         Teacher Librarian and Library Technician
·         Two Resource Teachers
·         English as an Additional Language Teacher
·         Educational Associates in classrooms
·         Band Program, grade 6-8 (compulsory in grade 6)
·         Arts Education specialist
·         School Counselor, Speech and Language pathologist, Educational Psychiatrist
·         Community Health Nurse
·         Consultants in all subject areas
·         Large, Well-equipped Gym and Stage area.
 
Other Enrichments and Strengths
·         Athletics (Basketball, Volleyball, Indoor and Outdoor Track, Cross-Country)
·         School Band grade 6-8
·         Choir
·         Student Leadership Council
·         Outdoor Education – Camping and Field Trips
·         Play day
·         A Core Value – Caring for Students
·         Strongly supportive School Community Council
·         Holliston Community Association
·         Learning Resource Centre
·         Indoor Recess activities on indoor days
·         Spirit Days and Hot Lunches
·         Cultural Programs
·         Wireless access for all students
·         Outdoor Rink
·         Enhanced Creative Playground
·         Large School Grounds