Achievement and SIP

Measures of Student Achievement and Success

  • Results from Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO

  • Results from CASI

  • Results from GB+ and PM Benchmarks in the Primary/Junior division Reading.

  • Our School Survey Results

Student Leadership Activities

  • Terry Fox Run: Annual Event: raised $5,000 for cancer awareness September 2013

  • Ambassador program: grade 8 student ambassadors take on leadership role in the school for a variety of events, supporting inter-murals; Soles for Souls; Fit Kids; Healthy Living and Eating program

  • Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart: Since 1994, SWC has collected over

  • $16, 000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

  • Spelling: Canwest CANSPELL competition.

  • Chess Club

School Learning Plan

With input from staff, students, and school council, we focus on many areas:

Our staff is committed to working collaboratively to improve student learning. Staff is involved in frequent professional development and dialogue in order to ensure our learners reach their potential through focused instructional strategies and activities. Our focus for the 2016-2017 school year is "If we incorporate/ mentor explicit talk during problem solving (critical thinking) activities 15 minutes each day, then students will improve in their ability to express which strategies they use to understand complex relationship across the curriculum."

Additionally, our staff and students continue to highlight three pillars of our community: Responsibility, Integrity and Excellence.

We demonstrate Responsibility

Personal academic growth, responsibility, and communication skills are facilitated through the use of the agenda. Our website, twitter feed, blogs and regular emails are effective methods of informing parents and community members of all the positive things happening at SWC. There are high expectations for student behaviour.

We demonstrate Integrity

Educating for Success – Inspiring Learning and Building Citizenship: Students are recognized on an individual basis for their integrity (doing the right thing even when it is hard). Good Citizenship on a school-wide basis is shared in a variety of ways throughout the year.

We demonstrate Excellence

Within all areas of our program, students are encouraged to strive for personal excellence. Oral communication skills are encouraged with student participation in Public Speaking, assemblies, talent shows, and ceremonies. Physical well-being is encouraged through daily physical education periods for all of our students. In addition, we offer a wide variety of sports opportunities in our co-curricular programs.

Our Partnerships

We have partnerships with Carleton Heights, Meadowlands P.S and Merivale HS.  Together we collaborate and prepare our students to transition to Merivale HS for Grade 7.

  • High Schools: We work with many co-op students from many high schools in the city.

  • University of Ottawa: We are the training ground for many student teachers throughout the year.

  • Algonquin College: We work collaboratively with Algonquin College and often have  Child and Youth Workers learning at our school. 

  • City of Ottawa: Many of our students are enrolled in City of Ottawa after school programs

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