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Our School

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“Working together to prepare students for their future.”

Stonecrest E.S. is in its twelfth year of operation. Features include our own 3-acre natural science area on the perimeter of the playground and computer technology employed extensively throughout the school. Stonecrest is a very active school. We are proud of our learning environment and the atmosphere of caring and achieving that has been created. School spirit is strong at Stonecrest!

Our Students

Total enrolment September 2012:

  • 739 junior kindergarten to grade 8.

  • All students are bussed to school.

  • 49% of our students are in the Early French Immersion program.

  • 51% are in the Regular program.

  • Upon completion of grade eight, most students will attend West Carleton Secondary School.

Our Staff

Stonecrest Elementary School has 40 teachers on staff, a number of whom live in the community we serve. Our high energy, talented staff represents a wide range of educational backgrounds, interests and expertise. Our teachers work collaboratively to provide a consistent delivery model for instruction. Working together in teams, our teachers develop units of study, collaborate on assessment strategies, and plan special events for the children. The teaching team is complemented by a support staff which includes 3 full time and 1 part time educational assistants, 2.5 office staff, a part-time librarian, and a chief and 3 night custodians. Stonecrest is a scent-free zone. Visitors must refrain from wearing scented products when visiting the school. Thank you.

Our Community

Stonecrest Elementary School is located in the northwest corner of the City of Ottawa. Sitting on fourteen acres of land, the facility is in a rural setting. The school serves the many farms, towns and villages in the area including Dunrobin, Woodlawn, Constance Bay, Fitzroy Harbour, Kinburn and Galetta. Our school is used extensively by community groups, having been designed with this community focus in mind. The parental and community support provided to Stonecrest is part of the inclusive partnership that makes the school such a positive learning environment for our students.

The Stonecrest School Council meets on the second Thursday of the month in the school library; meetings are open to the community. The Council serves as an advisory body to the school community in all aspects of school life; is a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas on educational issues; liaises with the district-wide organization of School Councils; and supports the school in a wide variety of service, volunteer and fund-raising events.

Mission Statement

Working together to prepare students for their future. Travailler ensemble pour préparer nos élèves pour leur avenir.

Facilities and Resources

The school was originally built with a primary and junior wing. We now have an intermediate wing with specialty rooms for design and technology, instrumental music, computer labs and science. The school has the Wilson Library Resource Centre with a computerized circulation of 13 000 books. The Wendell Styles Memorial Gymnasium is a double gym for both student and adult use. It is equipped with a sound system, an automated stage and a full production stage currently under construction. Our rural location affords us an exceptionally large playground containing 2 play structures, a separate kindergarten yard, and football and soccer fields.

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

Stonecrest offers a dual-track program as follows:

  • Regular English with Core French JK-8

  • Early French Immersion SK-8

Classroom Organization

Our school has 32 homerooms:

16 regular program classrooms JK - Grade 8

16 classrooms in the Early French Immersion Program SK – Grade 8

Special Education and ESL Programs

An extensive team works collaboratively to provide for our students’ needs. This team includes:

Learning Support Teachers JK-8

Classroom Teachers

Educational Assistants

Speech and Language Pathologist

Social Worker

Psychologist

Learning Support Consultant

Occupational Therapist

Speech Therapist

Itinerant Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

Clubs and Activities

  • Organized activities include:

  • Cross-Country Running

  • Road Runners

  • Volleyball

  • Basketball

  • Football

  • Track and Field

  • Recess Ropers

  • Big Bounce

  • Junior Intramurals

  • Yearbook Club

  • Green Team

  • Student Council

  • Strategy Games Club

  • Borden Ball

  • Spirit Days

  • Soccer

  • School Choir

  • Band

Students are given many opportunities to demonstrate leadership and citizenship skills by working as recycling assistants, library assistants, helping with gardening, kindergarten monitors, class representatives for student council, reading buddies, as well as participating in charitable events such as, Terry Fox Run, World Vision, Pennies for CHEO, Jump Rope for Heart, the Snowsuit Fund, and the local Food Bank.

Safe Schools Initiatives

Stonecrest has a code of conduct and behaviour expectations which were developed by students, staff and parents and are in alignment with the District policies and procedures regarding Safe Schools. Our school code of conduct is shared with students and parents through the student agendas, the school website and through assemblies and classroom newsletters.

Conflict resolution skills and strategies are taught and modeled. The Community of Character initiative is taught with a cross-curricular approach to promote good citizenship and foster a positive learning environment. With the assistance of the Western Ottawa community Resource Centre, two programs focusing on building positive relationships, self-esteem, conflict resolution and problem solving have been presented.

 

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