Mayfair School is a great place to be!
On behalf of our entire staff, we welcome all students and families to our school. Also, we extend a special welcome to our new students and families who are joining our Mayfair family. We look forward to working with all of you throughout the coming school year and to an exciting year of learning, reading and growing together. As we continue with our focus on literacy, we, along with parents and caregivers, encourage children to set goals for reading that will help them develop a lifelong habit for and love of reading. Students are encouraged to read for at least 20 minutes each day at home.
At Mayfair, we believe that an emphasis on early childhood education is of paramount importance in promoting future success in learning. Therefore, we offer a prekindergarten
program and before and after school care through the Next Generation Early Learning Centre Cooperative
. These programs align with our school division priorities, which place an emphasis on inquiry-based learning and assessment for learning practices. The Reggio Emilia model of inquiry-based learning continues to be implemented in our early childhood education programs.
We provide families with a student handbook
and calendar that serves to familiarize students and parents/caregivers with expectations and procedures and other information that helps to maintain a positive learning environment in our school. The monthly calendars are intended to help keep parents/caregivers informed about upcoming events. Because good communication between the school and the home is so integral to student success, we also strive to keep parents and caregivers informed and updated through newsletters and notices, telephone calls, our hallway information monitors, home visits and on our website. Our newsletter is sent home with the youngest or only child from each family who is attending Mayfair School. Our newsletter can also be accessed online from the parent portal website.
Our main goal is the academic development of each student. Our staff works hard to ensure that each child is given the necessary tools for lifelong learning in literacy, numeracy and critical and creative thinking. We encourage students to develop personal and social values and skills (character education). Our students are encouraged to become involved in a wide variety of educational experiences, both curricular and extracurricular. A variety of after-school programs provide students an opportunity to participate in health promoting activities.
A community school like ours offers many educational and community-based opportunities for students, parents and community members. We invite parents and caregivers to become engaged in the life of the school. Volunteers are our treasured resources! Parents, caregivers and community members are invited to share their talents, expertise and enthusiasm to help us enhance student learning opportunities. School culture is more positive and rich when parents and caregivers are an integral part of the planning and delivery of school programs.
We have an active and enthusiastic School Community Council
(SCC) and Parent Council, which are open to all parents, caregivers and community members. The SCC has an important advisory role in shaping learning opportunities for students. We believe that as we (the school, the home and community) collaborate and work together, we can ensure that each student will receive the best learning experiences possible and the confidence to be a lifelong learner.