We believe that all children need to be connected in order to learn the valuable skills necessary for success. Students from Grades 4 to 8 are given school iPads to use throughout the year. iPads are not used as a replacement for paper and books, but as a learning tool to engage students in critical thinking and creativity on a deeper level. Students in Grades 1 to 3 have access to classroom laptops and iPads, and every classroom is equipped with an electronic whiteboard and/or Apple TV.
Our school media suites are equipped with a Chroma Key Green wall for Green Screen filming, bean bag chairs, a podcasting/voice over station and space for filming and movement.
In September 2016, we introducedcoding and computer science into the curriculum from Grade 1 to 8. Coding and computer science provides students with the essential skills needed for creative expression and problem solving. as well as preparing them for future career opportunities which will require these skills.
We were also the first Private School in Markham to write S.T.E.A.M directly into our timetable and to introduce it school wide in September 2016. Our S.T.E.A.M. lessons combine science, technology, engineering, arts and math into a project based learning opportunity where children use varied skills and the engineering design process to create a product. This cross-curricular approach to learning increases productivity and engagement, while allowing children to hone their skills of collaboration and critical problem solving.
Website Design Club:
Our website design club which starts in Grade 5 teaches students how to design their own website, add in reciprocal links, understand Google native language, increase SEO rankings using keywords and publish/maintain their own site. Click here for some examples: