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Programs & Services
  • ​​​​​​​ Before and After School Care, Early Learning and Child Care​ and ​KinderCare in partnership with Preston Early Learning Centre​
  • Strong literacy focus, with a Literacy for Life program
  • Math education program, including strong focus on computational fluency
  • Technology literacy and integration
  • Innovative learning software used in classroom work and the resource program
  • Strong curricular orientation to integration and inquiry
  • Intensive staff development in research-based instruction and assessment
  • Focus on integration of First Nations treaty literacy and comprehensive learning about First Nations culture and ways of knowing
  • Supervised lunchroom
  • Care Partners program
  • Regular physical education instruction from a physical education specialist for kindergarten​ to Grade 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 kindergarten to Grade 8 students
  • Arts integration with other subject areas
  • Cultural programs and shared cultural experiences to reflect the many countries and cultures in our school
  • Teacher librarian and library technician, two resource teachers, one English as an Additional Language teacher, educational associates in classrooms​, arts education specialist, school counsellor, speech and language pathologist, educational psychologist, community health nurse
  • Consultants in all subject areas
  • Large, well-equipped gym and stage area
  • Athletics (e.g., basketball, volleyball, indoor and outdoor track, cross-country)
  • School band (grades 6 to 8) and choir
  • Student leadership team
  • Outdoor education, including camping and field trips, and indoor recess activities on indoor days
  • Play day
  • Strongly supportive School Community Council and Holliston Community Association
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Spirit days and hot lunches
  • Wireless access for all students
  • Large school grounds, outdoor rink and enhanced creative playground