The Evelyn Harrison Community is committed to providing quality education in a safe nurturing environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. An open partnership between school and home will address the individual needs of all children. Through shared knowledge and understanding we will acquire the skills necessary for the future.
Our School Song
Our School Song, Green and Gold, is sung at each Harrison Recognizes Assembly. It captures the culture and values of our school.
Here at Harrison, We Believe!
General School Description
Evelyn Harrison School is situated in northeast London on Tewksbury Cres., near Huron St. and Clarke Side Road. It has 16 classrooms, a well equipped Resource Centre, a Music Room, a General Purpose Room, a Gymnasium and a Computer Lab (see map). Activities for students include Clubs such as Library, Recess Readers, Band, Choir, and Dance. Student recognition for hard work, citizenship and academic performance is enhanced through Student of the Month, "Gotcha" Flying Like a HAWK, monthly Harrison Recognizes Assemblies and the year end Awards Program. Integration of technology is important at Harrison. We have 19 smartboards, 133 desktop computers and 13 netbooks for student use.
Evelyn Harrison School has students from various cultures and backgrounds as well as students integrated into our programmes through our two Developmental Classes. Evelyn Harrison Home & School Association provides a variety of services including fundraising for specific activities, and assistance with special events.
We are part of the Montcalm Community of Schools.
2 JK/SK (Full Day Kindergarten)
1 grade SK/1 class
2 grade 1/2 classes
1 grade 3 class
1 grade 4 class
1 grade 4/5 class
1 grade 5/6 class
1 grade 6 classes
3 grade 7/8 classes
3 Developmental classes
"To improve student achievement in writing"
Specifically, we are working to improve student achievement in writing by 5% on the spring EQAO assessment and OWA tasks and are using specific strategies to increase the metacognition of our students in their writing.
Our very active Home and School provides our Meet the Teacher and Spring Fling each year. Their focus on providing technology for our school has helped provide 17 smartboard systems and 20 P4 computers for classroom use. The Home and School recently completed a major project of building playground equipment for our JK/SK students. The YWCA Community School Program runs a variety of programs for our students during lunch and after school.
Volunteers at the School
Volunteers are a very special part of our school. Students in co-op programs from Montcalm Secondary Schools, University of Western Ontario, and Fanshawe College, as well as Jump Start Math tutors, senior citizens, and parents work directly with our students on a regular basis.
Measures of Student Achievement and Success
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 (EQAO) website to see our school report.