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Our School​

Our school, which opened its doors in 1966, was named in honour of Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), former Prime Minister of Great Britain and a respected world leader. The qualities for which he was renowned as a statesman are those we foster in our students: warmth, strength, loyalty, care, curiosity, and determination. The school's colours are green and yellow. Our school's mascot, a bulldog, is named after Sir Winston Churchill's bulldog, "Winnie.” Our school mission is built upon the core values of “Responsibility, Integrity and Excellence”. 

In September 2017, Sir Winston Churchill P.S. opens its doors for the first time in 51 years to only Primary and Junior Students. We offer a bilingual Kindergarten program and Early French Immersion program to students from Grades 1 through 6. In addition, SWC offers 2 Primary/Junior Autism programs. 


Our Students

For September 2017, Sir Winston Churchill P.S. will be a French Immersion Center with an enrolment of approximately 380 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 as well as 2 Autism program classes (English). Our school activities and programs reflect the multicultural diversity of our community.

Our Staff 

The staff at Sir Winston Churchill is committed to promoting excellence in a safe and inclusive learning environment.  Our academic team consists of 23 teachers, 5.5 Educational Assistants, 10 Early Childhood Educators, 1 Early Learning Assistant, 1.5 Office Staff, a Custodial Team, a Breakfast Monitor and a Library Technician. Our staff members show a commitment to our students and student learning on a daily basis. They share the philosophy of, doing what it takes to ensure our students meet with success personally and academically. Our staff is committed to providing a nurturing environment with a focus on growth mindset, critical thinking skills,  a passion for learning and a love of the French language. As life-long learners,  staff participate in university courses and workshops to keep current with best practices to deepen student learning. Our office staff, custodians, and library technician are integral members of our school team, dedicated to connecting with students on an individual level as well as in groups.  Several of our teachers serve in the capacity of Associate Teachers for student teachers. Our Support Staff work with DSW and CYW students from Algonquin College.  Thanks to our dedicated and talented staff members, our students benefit from excellence in and out of the classroom through a variety of extra-curricular activities.​ We look forward to learning with you this year!


​Our Community​

Sir Winston Churchill Public School is located in the residential area of Parkwood Hills, in the heart of Nepean. Our families, who represent a rich diversity of cultural backgrounds, are considered to be essential partners in the learning process. Many parents and community volunteers assist with our numeracy and literacy programs, help with fund-raising, participate in charitable events, and accompany our students on field trips. Our school is a popular centre in our neighbourhood for such activities as basketball, badminton, volleyball, indoor soccer, and and is the host school for the International Languages Program. Students contribute to the community and help others in need through fundraisers, including food drives, the United Way campaign, Terry Fox and Jump Rope for Heart. 

In keeping with its fundamental purpose of improving student learning, the SWC School Council actively fosters parental and community involvement in our students’ education, participates in the School’s Improvement Plan, and influences decisions made by our principal, the OCDSB, and the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training.

The School Council works hard to ensure student safety, provides ​support to staff and students through fundraising efforts, provides parenting workshops for our community and 

​works along staff to foster ​a positive school climate. The School Council meets monthly 
​on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm - 7:30pm ​and provides information to the SWC community on a regular basis.
​Facilities...

 

​The front door of the school faces Mulvagh and all visitors are welcome and must enter through the front door and check in at the main office.  ​The school is bordered to the north by a large playing field ​and there are many fun activities in the yard including a play structure and basketball nets.​ ​Major facilities include a library with a stage, 
and ​a double gymnasium
​.​
 
Programs and Services

Academic Programs

  • Early French Immersion Program – 
    ​Kindergarten to Grade 6
  • Primary/Junior Autism Program

Classroom Organization

At Sir Winston Churchill, our ​educators work together to determine individual student needs. Every attempt is made to place each student with the teacher who best matches his/her learning style and needs. Additionally, we organize our classes to best meet the needs of our Special Education students and English Language Learners​. Our school is organized as follows:​
 
  • 5​ ​​kindergarten classes
  • ​3​ g
    rade 1 EFI classes
  • 3
     grade
    ​ ​
    2 EFI classes
  • ​2​
     grade 3 EFI classes
  • ​2​
     grade 4 EFI class
  • 1 grade 
    ​5​
     EFI class
  • 1 grade 
    ​6​
     EFI class
  • 2 Primary/Junior 
    ​Autism 
    program classes
 

Special Education and ESL 
​Support

 
An extensive team works collaboratively to provide for our students' needs. This team includes:
 
  • ClassroomTeachers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • English as a Second Language Teachers​
  • Educational Assistants
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Early Learning Assistants
  • Psychologist
  • Speech Therapist 
  • Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Assistant
  • Custodians
  • Library Technician
  • Student Resource Officer
 

Clubs and Activities

Organized co-curricular activities at our school include intramural and competitive sports such as: soccer, b​ordenball​, basketball, track and field, volleyball and more​. Throughout the year, students may participate in a variety of activities including the Student Council,  Drama Club, Eco ​Club, Cribbage Club and Weaving Club to name a few​. Our parents coordinate ski evenings for our grade 4- 6​ students.

 
We have an active school involved in a plethora of learning experiences that connect students to each other and the greater community. Our school celebrates FAMILY and each student is linked to students in their family from other grades levels within the school. Each family is represented by a colour (Blue, Red, Green, Red, and​ Purple) and participates collaboratively in a variety of events throughout the year.
We learn together in a variety of ways:
  • Family Buddies
  • Terry Fox assembly, run and celebration of goal
  • Supporting the community initiatives​
  • Book Fair
  • Jump Rope for Heart
  • Remembrance Day ceremony
  • Celebration of Excellence in French
  • ...and much more!

Safe Schools Initiatives

  • Our ​Well Being Plan is updated annually by a team of educators, students and community members
  • Our Tragic Events Response Team (TERT) is established and meets​ annually/as needed basis.
  • Our Code of Behaviour is reviewed and published in our school planner every year, to be easily accessible for students and families.
  • Health and Safety Inspections ​occur ​on a monthly basis by our Health and Safety Representative.
  • ​Our students and staff follow the WITS program.
  • We have a close working relationship with our School Resource Officer from the Ottawa Police.
 

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