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LEADER IN ME

All Greenview students learn The Leader in Me habits. This framework helps to develop the essential life skills and characteristics students need in order to thrive in the 21st cen­tury. It creates a common language within a school and is built on proven principle-based leadership skills found in Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:

Habit #1 YOU’RE IN CHARGE

Be Proactive  

Soyez proactifs

  • I am a responsible person.

  • I take initiative.

  • I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.

  • I do not blame others for my wrong actions.

  • I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Habit #2 HAVE A PLAN

Begin with the End in Mind

Sachez dès le départ où vous voulez aller

  • I plan ahead and set goals.

  • I do things that have meaning and make a difference.

  • I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision, and look for ways to be a good citizen.

Habit #3 WORK FIRST, THEN PLAY

Put First Things First

Donnez la priorité aux priorités

  • I spend my time on things that are most important.

  • This means I say no to things I know I should not do.

  • I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.

  • I am disciplined and organized.

Habit #4 EVERYONE CAN WIN

Think Win-Win

Pensez gagnant/gagnant

  • I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.

  • I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts.

  • When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

Habit #5 LISTEN BEFORE YOU TALK

Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood

Cherchez d’abord à comprendre, ensuite à être compris

  • I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.

  • I try to see things from their viewpoints.

  • I listen to others without interrupting.

  • I am confident in voicing my ideas.

  • I look people in the eyes when talking.

Habit #6 TOGETHER IS BETTER

Synergize

Profitez de la synergie

  • I value other people’s strengths and learn from them.

  • I get along well with others, even people who are different than me.

  • I work well in groups.

  • I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any one of us alone.

  • I am humble.

Habit #7 BALANCE FEELS BEST

Sharpen the Saw

Aiguisez vos facultés

  • I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep.

  • I spend time with family and friends.

  • I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school.I take time to find meaningful ways to help others.

Music Program

 

École Greenview School is fortunate to have an outstanding music program incorporating the Orff method of teaching.  The Orff approach is wholistic, experiential and process oriented.  It is for all children, not just the most musically or intellectually gifted and encompasses aural, visual and kinesthetic learners. The Orff philosophy offers clear understandings and pedagogical principles,  It advocates “sound before symbol,” or in other words, experience first.  Ultimately, this facilitates music literacy.  The Orff elements include speech, singing, movement, creative development and instrumental play, including non pitched instruments and pitched instrument such as the xylophone and recorder.  “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” (Chinese proverb)

Student who enjoy singing and performing are encouraged to join the Junior or Senior Choir.  Junior Choir is open to students in grades 2 and 3 on Thursdays from 12:00 – 12:30.  Senior Choir is open to students in Division 2 on Tuesdays from 11:30 – 12:00.

Technology

École Greenview School is pleased to offer a wide variety of technology-integrated learning experiences to students:

  • Staff and student have access to 30 new laptops, utilizing programs and internet-based resources to accompany regular curricular activities.

  • With full Wi-Fi access, students are encouraged to bring their own Wi-Fi capable devices to school to enhance their learning experience.

  • All of our classrooms are equipped with interactive Smart boards and document cameras which bring a new dimension of learning to our classrooms.

  • We provide Chrome books to be used in the classroom.

Greenview school went wireless in 2010 and now has access throughout the school. Every classroom is equipped with a SMART board and many classrooms have FM systems. Other pieces of technology include Ipads, digital cameras, flipcams, individual response systems as well as document cameras. As Information and Communication Technology outcomes are integrated into core curriculum instruction, our students use technology as a tool for learning and to access sources of information.