General School Description
Dunwich-Dutton Public School is located in the village of Dutton at 239 Miller Road, just south of highway 401, in the west end of the Thames Valley District School Board. The three-floor central portion of the school was built in 1927 and served as a high school until June, 1952. The school was converted into a K-8 building in January, 1953 and served that role until September, 1973 when it became a K-6 model school. New two-floor wings were added to the original structure in 1966 and 1969 that included 10 classrooms, a kindergarten room and a library. The school currently is home to 275 students from the village of Dutton and township of Dunwich.
8:15 - 3:45
School Begins 9:00
Class Time 9:00-10:50
1st Nutrition Break 10:50-11:10
Class Time 11:30-1:20
2nd Nutrition Break 1:20-1:40
Class Time 2:10-3:30
We have two school goals. Our first goal is to ensure that by the end of a cycle of teaching (Learning Cycle), 75% of our students will be achieving a Level 3 or a Level 4 on their writing tasks. Our second goal is related to math, and focuses on students communicating effectively in math, using the problem solving model.
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Volunteers at the school
Volunteers are an integral part of the success of our students at DDPS. Our volunteer reading program has several trained volunteers that work with our grade two students who are having difficulty with their reading strategies. The program has been very successful. Volunteers are also used in the classrooms to help with special event activities, as well as, day-to-day activities. Volunteers are required to have a police check before participating. Please call the school for more information if you wish to be a volunteer.
Measures of Student Achievement and Success
At Thames Valley, we believe that assessment and evaluation of student achievement are integral parts of the learning process. Information gathered through assessment and evaluation helps teachers to determine students' strengths and weaknesses in their achievement of the curriculum expectations. It also serves to guide teachers in adapting curriculum and instructional approaches to students' needs and in assessing the overall effectiveness of programs and classroom practices. A variety of methods are used to gauge student progress including: teacher observation, classroom tests, projects and other examples of student work. For more information on our school's provincial assessment results, visit the Education Quality and Accountability Office.