Elementary Program

 

Our students work within the prescribed learning outcomes for their grade level as provided by the BC Ministry of Education. All core subject areas are taught with customized accommodations and adaptations made to meet individual learning needs. Children often come to us reluctant to ask for help, due to fear or embarrassment, but at James Cameron School class sizes are small and there is a great deal of individual support. Focus is shifted from ‘perfect’ spelling and grammar to a focus on real understanding, therefore empowering students to engage in learning.

 

Accommodations and adaptations may include:

  • scribing
  • verbal tests
  • untimed tests
  • examples and samples, to aid in understanding learning outcomes
  • use of a computer for written work
  • hand outs
  • no note taking from the ‘board’
  • math rule sheets
  • no penalty for spelling and grammar errors
  • use of a calculator
  • material read aloud (mechanically or by staff)
  • reduced quantity of homework
  • open book tests

 

Transferring skills

We recognize that our students are with us only for a few years. However, during their time with us, our goal is to prepare our students for school and life beyond our doors. We equip them with lifelong tools: study and organizational skills, self-advocacy skills, and the self-confidence and self-knowledge to continue learning and growing wherever life may take them.

 

 





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School Event Calendar

Date: 2017-10-28
  • The Beauty of Generosity

     “THANK YOU” seems so inadequate to express the depth of our gratitude for the generous giving James Cameron School received on Saturday evening! Over $40,000 was raised at our first Gala.  There are many who deserve our thanks, and so it is with a heart full of gratitude that I pen this expression of deep thanks to everyone who helped make our Gala the roaring success that it was.To those who contributed talent, to those who contributed donations and time or money thank you! Your generosity is truly beautiful. To everyone who attended the Gala, thank you! For those of you that could not attend I have included a link to a video of our guest speaker, Greg Epp.  Greg attended JCS in the 90s and gave an inspiring speech. Warm regards, Penny Shepherd-Hill, Principal     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8HMF639UiU