Elementary students benefit from the support of the following onsite professionals:
Our school counsellor provides individual, small group or classroom intervention as needed. Students may be referred by their parents, teachers or administration for psycho-social or emotional support.
Our coordinator of student support services oversees our daily lunch and recess programs and is often the initial interventionist in helping to resolve or mediate student conflicts. He works in tandem with our school counsellor.
Our school nurse oversees students’ medical needs and provides education in the areas of nutrition, hygiene, body image and puberty.
Our early intervention specialists work with students in Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2 and 3 who are experiencing difficulties in reading and decoding in English and French. Our specialists work with these students to strengthen their reading and comprehension skills.
An occupational therapist provides a range of interventions for Kindergarten and Grade 1 students. These may include classroom observations, student screenings, workshops and in-class strategies, as well as support for parents. If more intensive individual therapy is required, the therapist may assist in the referral process to outside resources.
A speech language pathologist provides a range of interventions for Kindergarten and Grade 1 students. These may include classroom observations and student screenings, teacher or parent consultations, or small group interventions. She may also assist with treatment referrals. Parents or teachers of students in Grades 2 to 6 may request a screening through our school counsellor.
Our Judaic remedial specialists work with students in Grades 2 and 3. Teachers refer students who are experiencing difficulties in reading and decoding. Our specialists work with these students to strengthen their reading and comprehension skills.