Being part of the Sir John Franklin School community means being responsible to yourself, your peers, your teachers and the community. Together we can make the school an exciting and engaging place in which to learn.
The Arts-Centered Learning Program focuses on learning in and through the arts. Our distinguishing feature is the focus in core curriculum on learning and teaching using the arts as a means of understanding the world. Students are given
opportunities to learn, present information and experience concepts in multiple ways. In addition to more traditional
methods, students share what they learn through the discipline of the fine and performing arts. Sir John Franklin School strives to create a personalized learning environment that meets the needs of 21st Century learners.
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he/she grows up.” – Pablo Picasso
Homework allows opportunity for students to reinforce understanding of curricular content and practice skills learned during class time. Parents‟ interest and encouragement are invaluable to a child‟s successful completion of homework. Parents are recommended to provide a home environment that facilitates homework and daily reading time. As children progress through the grades it is an expectation that they will have increasing amounts of time devoted to reviewing, and to completing assignments on a daily basis.
The CBE recommends the following home study times.
Division II (Grades 4-6) – Formal assignments may be given at the discretion of the teacher, particularly for pupils who need special attention or help, but in general, assignments should be of the reading or study type. No school requirement should exceed 20 minutes in length.
Division III (Grades 7-9) - Students are expected to study or complete homework from 30 minutes to one hour each night.