We are a high spirited and enthusiastic place of learning where academic expectations reign and the pursuit of excellence is our goal.
Woodbine is blessed to have a wonderfully dedicated staff that have created a supportive and caring learning environment with students at the center. We are highly engaged in school renewal planning and through this rigorous process we strive to further the academic achievement of each of our students.
In addition our Woodbine School Council, an active school focused group of parents, continues to support the work of the school through creative initiatives and events.
At Woodbine School we believe that:
- The primary role of the teacher is to foster a love of learning through programs and practices that lead to the success of all students.
- Everyone is a valued member of our community and should be treated with mutual respect and acceptance.
- Our programs should be built on strengths, where diversity and differences are valued and celebrated.
- Teamwork, open communication, common language and clear, consistent expectations will create a positive environment for effective learning.
- High self-regard is a vital pre-requisite to positive learning and that positive learning further enhances self-worth.
- We have the right to be safe.
- The student-teacher-content relationship (Adjustment Cycle) is pivotal in the learning process.
- Our students should become independent learners, critical thinkers, problem solvers, risk takers and knowledgeable members of society.
Respect for Myself, Respect for Others, Respect for My School.
At Woodbine School we:
- do our best
- treat each other with respect
- work together to keep our school safe
Rights and Responsibilities
We believe our school functions best with well-defined goals and expectations. The staff of Woodbine School believes that the vast majority of students behave in reasonable and responsible ways and understand the need for the following rights and responsibilities.
I have a right to an education. It is my responsibility to listen, to learn, to practice, to complete school assignments and to graciously accept assistance when necessary. I will not disturb, disrupt or interfere with the instruction of my teachers and/or the learning of fellow classmates.
I have a right to happiness and to be treated with dignity and respect in the school. It is my responsibility to treat others with honour and polite consideration. I will not laugh at, tease or put down other students, staff or adults.
I have a right to hear and to be heard in this school. It is my responsibility to help maintain a calm, peaceful and quiet school. I will not interrupt, shout or make loud noises when others are speaking.
I have a right to be safe and secure in this school. It is my responsibility not to threaten, push, pinch, hit, kick, spit or hurt bones, skin or feelings of others.
I have a right to free expression in learning about myself and others. It is my responsibility to learn about myself and others in this school. I am free to express my feelings and opinions as long as I am not rude, disrespectful or violate the order of the school and/or personal and public property.
I have a right to be myself in this school. It is my responsibility to respect others as individuals and not to treat them unfairly because they may appear, think and/or act differently than I do.
I have a right to privacy and to my own personal space. It is my responsibility to respect the personal property of others, and to accept their right to privacy.
I have a right to assistance and support in learning self-control. It is my responsibility to practice self-control and ask for assistance when necessary. I will expect to be corrected when I abuse the rights of others, as they shall be corrected if my rights are abused. No one will silently stand by and witness the violation of personal rights.
I can expect that all these rights will be mine as long as I am fulfilling all of my responsibilities.