|Vol. 17 No. 813 23 June, 2006|
Sherwood Heights School Mississauga – A Bridge to the Future!
Since its inception in 1989, Sherwood Heights School has provided its students with qualified, dedicated, and caring teachers; an enriched and well-rounded curriculum; and a supportive and nurturing school environment dedicated to fostering confidence, knowledge, and excellence. Today, with two campuses, Sherwood Heights School has grown to become an institution with a dedicated team of highly qualified teachers and professionals providing quality education and meeting the needs of students from preschool to grade eight. Both campuses include separate music areas, computer labs, resource centres/libraries, indoor gymnasiums, and outdoor playgrounds.
The Sherwood Heights’ curriculum is comprehensive, well-rounded, and challenging. The curriculum is based on formal textbooks and workbooks covering various elements of every subject in a structured and appealing manner that promote the students’ love of learning. It covers language arts, mathematics, science and technology, history, geography, French, computers and business studies, physical education, music, and art. Additional support is available to students who need it, to help them improve on their present skills during and after the school day. Furthermore, essential real-life skills which include the ability to learn; to communicate clearly and effectively; to be creative; to rationalize and solve problems; to manage and organize time and information; to speak in public; to work independently as well as part of a group; and to follow directions as well as lead, are emphasized and encouraged. The curriculum keeps the students motivated and promotes their pursuit of excellence in a caring environment.
Physical education is an important part of the children’s growth and development; teaching them coordination, patience, perseverance, and how to work as part of a team to fulfill an objective. The physical education facilities at our two campuses include an indoor gym and two outdoor playgrounds; one for the older children, which includes a soccer field, and a second modern kindergarten playground. Sports activities which include basketball, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, badminton, and football, are provided as part of the students’ formal training, during their recesses, as well as during after school activities with intramural tournaments and competitions with other schools.
The advanced computer and technology program is unique
to Sherwood Heights School and teaches students to use
technology with proficiency and confidence. For younger
children, starting at the preschool level, age-appropriate
software in language arts, math, etc., as well as keyboarding
skills are covered. Starting in grade five, the program
covers software programming and computer hardware use
To explore the full potential of the school, parents
are invited to visit Sherwood Heights School’s
Erin Mills Campus or Kennedy Campus. Informed parents
are the school’s best supporters.