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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.