Learning a second language can sometimes pose difficulties, especially for students who have had limited or interrupted schooling in their first language. As a result, they can sometimes find themselves falling behind their peers which can affect their self-confidence and self-esteem. To support English as a Second Language (ESL) students at CBS, we offer both in-school and after-school ESL support.
Working with the classroom teacher, our qualified ESL teachers focus on providing small-group instruction in the core elements of phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and writing. While much of the instruction takes place within the classroom, there may be short periods of time when students are withdrawn to provide more intensive instruction and support
Our after-school intervention program offers additional support for students, as identified by teachers and/or parents. This support is intended to build on the foundational skills introduced in the classroom setting. Students continue to develop Language and Math skills in this program, led by the homeroom teacher with an effort to bridge gaps and improve the performance of students and be able to raise them to the appropriate levels of achievement.
Days - Three days a week - Sunday to Tuesday 2.35 to 3.15 pm.
Time - one hour online on Teams in the evening
Selected students will be given after school intervention support on a monthly basis until informed by the teacher.
Reading - Move up by one level (running records) by the end of the month.
Writing and Math - Move up by one level by the end of one semester.
The teachers will remain with the participating students during the class.
If any student has not attended 2 classes consecutively without a valid reason, they will be taken off the program. The parent will be informed of this.
In the first week, teachers will inform the parents of the students who will be in intervention program.
Parents will be informed of their child's performance at the end of the month and be given steps to support him/her at home.
In the case of a child being removed from the program, parents will be notified the same day.
Our school character skills are the guiding principles that inform student learning and behaviour and provide a model for our school community. They lead us to personal fulfillment and guide our behaviors and actions every day. Teachers, parents and staff work together to model and provide lessons and learning on the character skill of the month.
September - Respect
We respect ourselves and others. We respect belongings, the environment, and the world around us.
October – Responsibility
We take responsibility for our actions and our behavior to improve our success and contribute to the success of our school community.
November – Kindness
We take care of each other by showing kindness, caring and support towards everyone.
December – Global Citizenship
As global citizens we are aware of and understand the wider world and our place in it.
January – Problem Solving
As problem solvers we develop our thinking skills to find solutions to problems on our own or working with others.
February – Initiative
We are able to think creatively and share ideas to take action when needed.
March – Healthy Living
We strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle for our physical, emotional and social well-being.
April – Team Work
We work collaboratively as a team to achieve a common goal.
May - Caring
We demonstrate a genuine willingness to reach out and help, support, and protect others.
June - Reflection
We can reflect on our growth and areas of improvement and recognize and celebrate our successes.