School and Community
When I arrived to attend my next afternoon in my assigned grade 1 classroom I was met by my host teacher. She seemed pleased to see me and was excited to have her students show off how well they did their routines. This day one of her difficult students was on an in-school suspension. The student was assigned to the principal, who came in periodically, to ask what was next for lessons.
The assistant to the teacher helped my host teacher as well as the other grade one classroom. At recess there were a few teachers that did outdoor supervision. We did a tour of the school looking at career choices of different students in various grades. These were shown on the walls outside the classrooms with accompanying photos and names of the students.
It seems to be career week throughout the school. My host teacher let me know that people from various professions would be at the school for a Career Fair Day coming up which will show the students the different roles adults make up in their community.
There is a Before and After School Program and a daycare at this school. They host an annual Terry Fox Run. I am sure there are community volunteers but so far I have been unaware of their presence.
At home time I noticed lots of activity outside for about 10 minutes or so and then all was quiet again except for the chatter and activity of the daycare children in the smaller play area. It does not take long for the mom's, dad's, babysitters, and grandparents to pick up their young ones.
Who are the people in your school?
The Principal, Administrative Assistant, Head of Facilities (Head Custodian), teachers, other support staff, bus drivers, learners like me J, children as students.
How would you describe the school and surrounding community?
This is the best non-biased description of the community surrounding the school I am assigned to.
Profile of Hilldale to see a full description. Below are some interesting discoveries.
Number Percentage Number Percentage Total Persons in Low Income Households
Hillsdale: 1,300 20%
Regina: 24,035 13%
Some interesting #'s
Number Percentage Hillsdale Population 6,575:
100% Aboriginal Identity 220 3% Non-Aboriginal Identity 6,355 97%
Regina Population 189,745
100% Aboriginal Identity 18,750 10% Non-Aboriginal Identity 170,995 90%
Number Percentage Total Immigrant Population 765 100%
Before 1971 130 17%
1971-1980 55 7%
1981-1990 15 2%
1991-2000 35 5%
2001-2005 100 13%
2006-2011 430 56%
What and who do you see as creating the links between school and community?
There is a Before and After School Program and a daycare at this school. They host an annual Terry Fox Run, they have a mini career fair coming up next week showing the students the different roles adults make up in their community.
Marion McVeety School website
My afternoon is done and I look forward to next week. :)
Thursday, 3 November 2016, 9:08 AM
by Taylor G
Great post! Really interesting statistics that I have never thought of to research! Cannot wait to hear more about your experiences.