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Year: 2000 – Province: Ontario
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: Robert J. Lee Public School
160 Mountainash Road
Brampton, Ontario L6R 1J1
Principal: Rick Leeming
School Telephone: 905-792-2195
School Fax: 905-792-4341
School Website: www.peel.edu.on.ca/rjlee/home
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades seven and eight core subjects, grades one to eight physical education
- Foster children's natural enthusiasm for problem solving, allowing them to take risks, make mistakes, persevere and explore all possibilities and alternative strategies.
- Enhance learning through lasting partnerships with community organizations.
Captivates and encompasses all students' learning styles:
- real-life migration game assigns imaginary personal profile to each student, who then researches all steps necessary to move to another country
- world issues games demonstrate the disparity between first, second and third world countries using varying amounts and quality of food and drink shared among groups
- field trips extend learning to the real world, including a class trip to the World Winter Special Olympics and Québec City.
Promotes physical fitness, respect for others and self-esteem through innovative initiatives:
- began a lunchtime intramural program teaching fair play, honesty and good sportsmanship; has resulted in improved behaviour, skill and attention in class
- brought a dwarf rabbit to school, which opened children's eyes to ownership, responsibility and kindness to animals
- energized the school can drive to collect more than 5,000 cans of food and toys for the local food bank
- coaches a wide array of sports for all ages, using imaginative confidence-building techniques to help students develop athletic abilities.
Established a student leadership class called Future Captains to teach effective leadership skills, communication, group process, problem solving and event organization.
"My child never spoke about school - this year, he won't stop talking about what his class is doing!" Parent
"Carol is an eternal optimist and her enthusiasm is infectious. She can be counted on to organize and always carry through any initiative with vigour and a welcomed sense of humour." Fellow teacher