Extra-Curricular Activities

 The students at Harrison P.S. have a wide variety of extra-curricular programs available to them throughout the school year. The numerous activities, clubs, teams, and performances offer students plenty of opportunity to enhance skills and engage in social interaction.

Harrison prides itself not only in offering intramural sports leagues, interscholastic athletics teams and sports technique programs, but also in offering interest groups that delve into the arts and sciences.

Cross Country Running, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Drama Club, Eco Team, Boys Reading Club, Coding, and Choir are among the many programs organized and operated by staff and parent volunteers.

We also offer a number of programs delivered by outside providers - Act One Productions, Northern Karate, Fundamentalz, Chess & Math.

Technology

Harrison Public School is fortunate to have a Computer Lab as a key component of our Learning Commons.  The lab is equipped with 32 desktop computers.  This space is available to and used by all our classes.  We have a Smart Board and Ladibug document camera in each of our classrooms.  Additionally, students and staff have access to iPads.  Thanks to the TDSB's Mobile Computing Strategy, our Grade 6 students are afforded an opportunity to use MAC laptops in the classroom for hands-on learning activities in a variety of subject areas. Currently, we are exploring curriculum use with Dash and Dot robots as well as coding.
 

stem logoStaff and students are continuing to learn to incorporate a variety of technological devices into effective learning tools.  Along this vein, we are exploring STEM education.
So, what is STEM?

STEM is a transdiciplinary approach to inquiry and problem-based learning that fosters collaboration, creativity and innovation in all students. It is applying skills, behaviours and knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to solve complex, real-world problems.

Diagnostic Kindergarten

Harrison Public School has a Diagnostic Kindergarten (DK) class for Junior and Senior Kindergarten students with special needs placed via the Central IPRC process.  Intensive support is provided for the students' individualized program from the classroom teacher and the educational assistant as well as from an occupational therapist and a speech and language consultant.  The students in our Diagnostic Kindergarten program participate in many of our school activities and assemblies.