Our School

 

 

Rolph Road Elementary School, which first opened in 1939, serves students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 and houses an independently run daycare facility. We provide curriculum enrichment through partnerships with specialists for every class from JK to Grade 6 ( Scientists in the School, visiting artists and guest speakers). Our school has an exciting music program, offering recorder and vocal instruction, with performance opportunities as well as the EmpowerTM Reading program. Students engage in technology regularly, using in class computers, our computer lab, a class set of wireless laptops and seven Smart Boards.  Our students also participate in a variety of extra curricular activities, including our participation in a number of inter-school sporting events.

 

EMPOWER READING PROGRAM AT ROLPH ROAD - EmpowerTM Reading is a series of evidence-based  multi-component intervention programs that were developed by Dr. Maureen W. Lovett and her team at The Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids). Each reading intervention program has professional development specific to the program.  EmpowerTM Reading includes decoding, spelling, comprehension and vocabulary programs that transform children and adolescents with significant reading and spelling difficulties into strategic, independent, and flexible learners. The success of the program is proven through the extensive rigorously designed research conducted by the research team.

 

ECO-FRIENDLY SCHOOL At Rolph Road School we practice Eco-friendly habits in the execution of our daily activities even in the morning by reducing our carbon footprint we encourage pupils to walk Incorporated into our class routines and lessons is the focus and importance of protecting and supporting our environment.  Staff and students take on the everyday responsibilities of maintaining a clean school and reducing our energy use to a minimum.  We separate waste, paper, plastic, tin and compost in an effort to reduce our overall waste output as a school.