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Focus on Education 2020

Next to unconditional parental love and quality family time, your child must have a well-balanced education to be successful in today's challenging world. Even at the pre-school level, parents are shopping for programs that best suit the needs of their children. Many parents are looking outside the public-school system in search of smaller classrooms, language immersion, religious and cultural training, greater discipline, experienced, enthusiastic motivating, teachers and a variety of extracurricular activities. Public school systems are realizing that to keep their students and attract new ones, they too must offer specialized programs. Ensuring that your child's school experience is a positive one starting from the pre-school years should be every parent's priority!

Here are some suggestions to consider when school shopping:

  • How many children in a classroom?
  • Is there an active parent council?
  • Is the environment clean, safe and well maintained?
  • Does the staff (principal, teachers and office staff seem friendly and helpful?
  • Are the halls filled with the works of the students?
  • Do the teachers speak to the children respectfully?
  • How are children disciplined for unacceptable behaviour?
  • Is the library busy and well stocked?
  • Do you see parents volunteering in the classrooms?
  • Is there a modern computer and science lab?
  • Are there a variety of extracurricular clubs and sports programs?
  • Be assertive and detail your child's personality when you go to an interview.

Write down all the answers given so that you can go home and compare notes.


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PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

KINDERGARDEN TO S4 SCHOOLS

ADULT LEARNING

ENRICHED AND SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION


PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS


Casa Montessori & Orff Elementary School
Albert Einstein – “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think”

If your dreams include a child who really loves school, is an independent and creative thinker, and who thinks and cares about others, then you are certainly doing the right thing by giving your child the gift of a Montessori education.

In 1991, five Winnipeg Montessori teachers conceived the unique idea of merging the Montessori principles of education with the Orff method of teaching music. Their vision, in the spirit of both Maria Montessori and Carl Orff’s philosophies, was to create an environment that would touch the imagination of the child and stimulate learning in a creative and independent environment. And so began the journey of Casa Montessori and Orff School from a pre-school program for 2-6 year olds to the addition in 2008 of the first and only recognized Elementary Montessori program in Winnipeg. The Elementary program is highly enriched and challenging. Children have the opportunity to learn absolutely amazing things in an independent and creative environment. There are three main components in the program: The first is the Mastery of Fundamental Skills and acquisition of basic knowledge found in a traditional curriculum including math, language, geography, botany, zoology, history, art, geometry, physics, chemistry, French, and music.

The Great Stories are the second component. They are presented as inspiring stories and include the story of how the world began, the development of plant and animal life on earth, the story of humankind, the history of language, math and technology. They are intended to give children a perspective of the Earth we live in and humanity’s place within the universe. The third component is Individual Chosen Research. Students gather information, assemble projects and share what they have learnt with their fellow classmates. Their oral presentation and written research reports grow in sophistication and complexity over the years.

Learning continues to be a hands-on experience and the Montessori materials that were used in the pre-school classrooms are used in an even more sophisticated manner. The unique peace curriculum enables the development of a small community in which children learn to work together, become involved in charities and community service projects and ultimately prepare students for life.

A student’s Elementary education culminates with an amazing experience at the Montessori Model United Nations in New York. Students step into the shoes of Ambassadors of other countries, debate international issues, negotiate and resolve conflicts while navigating the UN’s rules procedures.

The schools will be hosting an Information Session on February 5th, 2020. Please visit our website and our facebook page for more information.


Children's House Montessori
Children's House Montessori School at 150 Pacific Avenue has provided a unique education to young children of Winnipeg since 1967. Our school is housed in a two storey building of over 6000 sq. ft. The upper level contains our classroom and music room, while the lower level consists of a large indoor gym/creative movement area. We also have a large fenced outdoor classroom. Children's House offers a high quality learning environment for children ages 2 1/2 to 6, five days a week from September to June, in half-day sessions. The educational program is based on the work of Maria Montessori and emphasizes the development of all aspects of the child. The warm and friendly staff at Children's House are committed to providing a non-competitive environment that fosters within each child a love of learning, self-motivation, independence, responsibility and self- confidence while allowing the children to exercise their natural curiosity and creativity. They learn to respect their surroundings, each other and themselves. A Department of Education accredited Kindergarten program is offered as an integral part of the Children's House program. Kindergarten-aged children have the option of attending either full day or half day sessions. Children's House also offers an Orff-based music program.

We will be holding our Kindergarten Information Evening on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

If you are considering enrolling your child, you are encouraged to make an appointment to visit the school by calling 956-1622; Registration for September is now in progress.


Little Dipper Montessori School
Little Dipper Montessori School is dedicated to providing a rich program which is well-balanced and educational. We meet the needs of 2 ? - 6 year olds through a holistic, developmental, child centered approach. Little Dipper uses the Montessori method of teaching that provides for the whole development of the child and respects their emotional, spiritual, physical and moral development. Our curriculum includes Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Science, Physical Ed, Cultural, Music, Creative Drama and Art (creative expressions). Weekly learning themes are also followed. The Montessori method gives children a solid foundation on which to build further education that includes a positive attitude toward learning, positive self-esteem, sense of order, abiding curiosity, deep concentration, persistence, self-discipline and responsibility.

Little Dipper operates five days a week from September to June. Parents may enroll their children 2,3,4 or 5 half days per week.

We have morning and afternoon sessions. We are now accepting registrations for September 2020. For further information please call 204-694-4443.


Montessori Academy
Montessori Academy offers unique alternative. Parents searching for a unique alternative in child care and education for their children may find what they’re looking for at the Montessori Academy, located at 870 Scotland Avenue. The school serves over 200 children from ages 12 months to Grade 4. This purpose-built facility, has an onsite indoor swimming pool, child friendly playground and a Music room. The teaching method allows children to develop at their own pace, assisted by the guidance of trained Montessori teachers. Whether an activity’s purpose is developing pencil grip, recognizing geometric shapes, learning sounds and numbers, reading phonetically, or developing eye hand coordination, the Method promotes enjoyment of the learning process. Full and part time programs offered. The School has served the community for over 30 years.

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE:

Thursday, February 20th
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.,
Formal Presentation and Q/A at 7:00 p.m.
Phone: 204-452-6547 for information
Please note that there will be no open house for Infants on this evening.
E-mail us form more information
Visit our website form more information


The Little Years School Inc.
The Little Years School Inc., a nursery school program, is accepting registration forms for the 2019-2020 Academic School Year. We are located in three classrooms within Ralph Maybank Elementary School at 20 Donnelly Street in Fort Garry, Pembina Trails School Division.

We are proud to be an enhanced nursery school with a variety of programs to choose from. The two day/week program runs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings or afternoons at a cost of $40/month. The three day/week program runs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings or afternoons at a cost of $60/month. Our Basic French program is offered M/W/F afternoons for $60/month. And we offer a 5 day/week program for $100/month. Our programs run from September to June.
Our dedicated and devoted teachers, and very well-equipped classrooms provide quality preschool education in a safe, fun, spacious, clean, and stimulating atmosphere. All teachers have a minimum of Early Childhood Educator II accreditation. Our director is an Early Childhood Educator III, with a Bachelor of Education degree. Children participate in free play, printing practice, crafts, arts and science centres, music and movement, learning circles, snack time, gym time and story time. Each child brings their own healthy (all nut free) foods for snack time. The use of a large school gymnasium is available which enhances our physical education program. Weather permitting, on rare occasions we do take the children outside to play for the last 15 minutes of class time only if the gym is unavailable.

For more information on the school or to start the application registration process contact Olga Wiebe, Director, by telephone at 204-489-0303 or by using e-mail. You can also check out our website for more information.


Bambini Montessori
Bambini Montessori Preschool is a well-established licensed center in St. Vital with a Director who has 23 plus years of experience as a Montessorian, Director and Early Childhood Educator.

At Bambini, our priorities are love, exceptional care and education while keeping our motto: “From your safe hands to ours” in mind. We offer Science, Math, Geography, Culture, History, Music, Yoga, Dance, French, Art and Language for children between 2-6 years of age. We also offer a Kindergarten program to prepare your child for school.

The education that we provide at Bambini is exceptional. Our students succeed and adjust very well when they start going to school. In a recent survey, 98% of our parents rated us as excellent in all categories. We also have affordable fees as our goal is to take this wonderful method of education to children across Winnipeg, catering to every family. Communication is key in our school and we have a very fast response times in all inquiries you make. Call/email us today to see what we offer and arrange a tour. Have a wonderful day! Talk to you soon.


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KINDERGARDEN TO S4 SCHOOLS


Balmoral Hall School
See your child care like never before

BH Beginnings is a full-time, year-round child care and nursery program for 2- and 3-year-old girls. In our warm, welcoming facility, our government certified staff encourage the development of the whole child with experiences based on inquiry and experiential learning. Friendships begin and flourish as girls explore, experiment, and discover. We promote a balanced program that guides girls to develop not only socially, but also in other areas of learning, encompassing academic, emotional, physical and cultural needs. BH Beginnings inquiry-based learning draws from best practices in early childhood education.

Weather permitting, our students explore the expansive green spaces of Balmoral Hall School each day, which turn into a winter wonderland when it snows! Nestled in the heart of Winnipeg, Manitoba, our campus, on the banks of the Assiniboine River, features a landscaped, natural playground, a life-sized playhouse, and hundreds of mature trees that provide natural shade in the summer.

As our parents have learned through their daily online report, this usually means a little bit of mess, a lot of laughter, and a ton of fun! You can also get a daily snapshot of life in BH Beginnings on our popular Instagram page @bhbeginnings.

BH Beginnings is now accepting applications for 2020, 2021 and beyond. Visit our website for more information.


Beautiful Savior Lutheran School
Beautiful Savior Lutheran School (BSLS) is an independent School promoting academic excellence in a faith-based environment. Our purpose is to provide a Christ-centred education for children, so that they may grow spiritually, academically, emotionally, physically and socially to become strong, confident and competent adults. Students receive a complete and enriched K – 8 Manitoba Education Curriculum in a safe, caring, family-like atmosphere with daily devotions and a weekly Chapel service for students and their families. BSLS is a full day Kindergarten to Grade 8 School with a Before and After School Care program for all students. The school provides curricular programing for all classes which includes daily music: violin, theory, band, phys. ed. and French to enrich the academic experience. Students are mentored by experienced caring teachers to use self-control, patience, love, kindness, joy and faithfulness to live well in today’s world. Please contact Heather, admissions coordinator by e-mail at or by telephone at 204-984-9600 ext. 4 to set up your personal tour today!


St. Maurice School(K-12) of St. Vital Roman Catholic Church
We are the largest Catholic school in the province of Manitoba. Since 1958 we have established a tradition of academic excellence within a structured learning environment permeated by Christian values. Since 1991 our high school graduates have gone on to be meaningful contributors to society both in their chosen vocation and in their acts of Christian service. You can read some of their stories on our web page in the "Admissions" tab under the heading "Read My Story". Over 93% of our graduates continue on to postsecondary studies. Invariably they come back to visit and tell us, "We were well prepared!"

Along with a strong faith and academic culture, our school has developed into a vibrant community with a family atmosphere where students feel welcomed, safe and at home.

Other Highlights of St. Maurice School 2020:

  • School Uniform K-12
  • High level debating and public speaking program
  • Award winning High School Business Education Program
  • Grade 12 Advanced Placement Courses
  • Over 35 Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Non-semestered year-long courses in high school
  • Liturgical celebrations at St. Vital Parish Church
  • Campus Ministry Program
  • Christian Service Program Grades 7-12

St. Maurice School is a full service education institution:

  • St. Maurice Daycare (ages 1-5), adjacent to the school buildings
  • Healthy Lunch program for Grades 1 to 6 (Mon-Fri)
  • Before and After School Program for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students
  • Before and After School Study Halls for Grade 7-12 students.
  • School Cafeteria with daily food services for Grades 7-12

St. John’s-Ravenscourt School
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School (SJR) is celebrating 200 years in 2020. SJR’s history of and commitment to academic excellence ensures students (from K-12) are immersed in a challenging and diverse education program. Our faculty has forged a strong tradition for educational innovation and creating a vibrant learning environment. Graduates strive to pursue excellence in post-secondary education, continue to develop critical thinking skills, commit to a lifelong healthy lifestyle, demonstrate commitment to service in community, and distinguish themselves as leaders, leading with confidence, integrity and resilience.

With more than 75 different co-curricular clubs, students explore activities that allow them to further foster the four pillars of an SJR Education: Academic Excellence, Creative Expression, Social Responsibility and Active Healthy Living.

Our students are equipped with the skills needed for the rigours of their chosen program of studies after graduation - 100% of SJR graduates are placed in top post-secondary schools around the world and 98% are accepted at their first choice university and program.

With these fundamental strengths, clear mission and exhilarating possibilities SJR is a clear choice for Winnipeg parents.



ADULT LEARNING


Jobworks Alternative High School: SCHOOL CAN BE FUN AGAIN!
Jobworks Alternative High School recognizes that some students have difficulty in a traditional high school setting for a variety of reasons. It can be the size of the school, course structure, other students, medical concerns, or other issues. As a result, students find themselves skipping classes, losing interest, or getting into trouble.

The Alternative High School program has helped many students achieve a high school diploma, fulfill requirements to return to a regular high school, or build the skills required for other programs and/or employment.

To help learners succeed, there is a strong focus on meeting individual needs, providing support, and delivering quality instruction that addresses different learning styles. The program places a strong emphasis on respect, teamwork, community, self-worth, and self-awareness while building skills, habits, and attitudes required for moving forward beyond high school.

What the Program Offers:

  • Individualized Attention and Plans: Increased one-on-one attention and tailored planning that meets the needs and goals of each student.
  • Modular Structure: Students focus on fewer courses at a time.
  • Alternate Course Structure: Compulsory courses and a variety of elective choices are offered.
  • Unique Experiences: Field trips, guest speakers, monthly celebrations, and many other unique in and out-of-class experiences.
  • Smaller School Environment: All classes take place in one room allowing students to find comfort in not having to move from class to class, navigate a large building, and feel overwhelmed by a large student population.

Funding Provided by: The Manitoba Government


ENRICHED AND SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION


ADDing Performance
The ADD Centre’s Neurofeedback Brain Training is proven 91% successful in resolving ADHD symptoms, removes the need for medication and worries about side-effects. Learning, self-esteem, behaviour and social skills are improved. The skill of managing one's brain once learned lasts a lifetime. Biofeedback and Neurofeedback have demonstrated results with ASD, Anxiety, Learning Disabilities, and Mood, Headaches, Stress and Sleep issues including Bed Wetting, Nightmares and Bruxism. Neurofeedback has proven effective in dealing with post-concussions symptoms. Biofeedback trains students, athletes and adults to be calm, relaxed and focused during critical tasks such as exams, competitive sports and work. Achieve optimal performance with the same training used by Canada’s Olympians and professional athletes. Our Sports and Business Performance programs gives athletes and professionals the winning edge. Children and adults can train anytime or take part in the “Boot Camp for the Brain” summer program to achieve life-time success. We offer psychological assessments and treatment for ADHD, Anxiety and related conditions.

Contact us by phone at 204-897-4493, by e-mail, or visit our website and our Facebook page for more information.


Reading and Learning Clinic of Manitoba
We offer a variety of professional development opportunities focused upon building strong literacy and numeracy skills for all students.

*specializing in evidence-based practice and effective methodologies especially suitable for students with language-based disabilities.

*particularly relevant for teachers, specialists, clinicians, tutors, parents and other educators to successfully teach students with even the most severe learning disabilities.
 
The Reading and Learning Clinic of Manitoba is excited to offer Grant Awards and Scholarships for teachers, parents, and students.

We offer instruction to close any gaps and help students to reach their potential with all areas of learning including study strategies, memory techniques, reading, spelling, composition and math - using approaches that are specifically geared for students with learning disabilities. We specialize with students diagnosed with Specific Learning Disorders (Learning Disabilities) under the categories of Reading (Dyslexia), Writing or Math (Dyscalculia). Valdine Bjornson is accredited with the International Dyslexia Association (Certified Dyslexia Specialist - CDS/IDA) as well as the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. (Fellow-in-Training - FIT/AOGPE)


Code Ninjas
Code Ninjas Introduces Coding for Children as Young as Kindergarten
Code Ninjas has unveiled an exclusive partnership to offer game-based coding education to a younger group of learners at Code Ninjas centers through a brand-new program – Code Ninjas JR.

The JR program will combine codeSpark's highly accessible and powerful coding platform with the hands-on activities, guidance, and live interaction available at Code Ninjas locations with trained Senseis. Reading skills are not required, allowing younger children and those with learning disabilities to gain logic, problem solving, socialization and teamwork skills.

"We're excited to bring this program to Winnipeg. The addition of the JR program allows us to expand our vision of making fun and effective computer science education available to all children," said Michelle Chay, Code Ninjas Bridgwater Centre Co-owner. “Kids have fun. Parents see results! That’s our promise.”

The Code Ninjas JR program will run at set dates and times Monday - Saturday depending on demand. Special pricing is available for the first 25 JR ninjas. Contact us (204) 489-2633 for further details or visit our website.


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