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Toronto Catholic District School Board

About Us
 
How We Meet the Diverse Needs of Our Students
 
The parents of the students who attend Our Lady of Grace have chosen to send their children to a Catholic school with the expectation that they will be educated to their fullest potential in accordance with Catholic beliefs and traditions. In addition, there are expectations of a safe and welcoming environment that fosters growth in all areas of development--spiritual, physical, social, emotional and intellectual.
 
To ensure the safe arrival of our students, parents are encourage to contact the school if their child will be absent or late arriving. To ensure their safety, the school secretary endeavours to contact parents if students have not arrived at school. The importance of keeping home and business phone numbers current cannot be over-emphasized.
 
As a school community we pray communally each day and reflect on our share beliefs. Through the religious education and family life programs, attitudes of courtesy, respect, justice and fair play are developed. In terms of a code of behaviour, students are expected to:
 
- Arrive at school on time each day prepared for the day's instruction.
- Conduct themselves appropriately at all times in the classroom, playground, school bus or on excursions.
- Speak with kindness and courtesy to everyone at all times.
- Respect the right and property of individuals and the school. 
- Be a positive role model for peers at all times.
- Demonstrate tolerance for the beliefs, customs and traditions of others.
- Diligently complete their assigned tasks to the best of their ability.
- Reflect positively on the reputation of their families and their school and Parish Community.
 
Students identified as exceptional receive small group instruction in the special education program on a withdrawal basis. In addition, our school-based support team assists teachers in modifying the program for students who are experiencing difficulty or who require enrichment. The core French program is taught from grades 1 to 8. Students receive 100 minutes of instruction per week in grades 1 to 4 and 150 minutes in grades 5 and 8.
 
Computer literacy is strongly encouraged at Our Lady of Grace. Software programs to support curriculum at all levels are available. There are computers in all classrooms in addition to a cluster/network in the library resource centre. Word processing programs encourage young writers to publish their work and share it with their peers.
 
Our Lady of Grace School is a middle French immersion school. At the completion of grade four parents may choose to have their child enter the middle French immersion program. The program continues from grade 5 to grade 8. Students spend half of each day in the English program for core subjects and half of each day in the French program. Students from our neighboring feeder schools may also apply to enter the immersion program.
 
The vocal and instrumental music programs foster an appreciation for music and the arts. The use of a Yamaha keyboard program adds an added dimension to the vocal music program. The skills which students acquire in the instructional classes are applied in performance areas such as choir performances, school musicals, band concerts and liturgical celebrations.