Glen Cairn Public School is a community school hosting students in Grades JK to 8 located in the south-east section of London, Ontario. The Glen Cairn catchment area involves the area referred to as "Pond Mills" between Commissioner's Road on the north, Highbury Ave. to the east and the ravine area / railway tracks facing the south-west boundary.
Renovations to Glen Cairn P. S. in 1992 added 14 Classrooms, a Library, a double Gymnasium, Staff Room and Servery to accommodate the growing community. Presently there are approximately 650 students enrolled at the school.
Glen Cairn is well supported by the community. A Before and After School Program and an active Home & School and School Council help provide many needed services for our students. Beyond the classroom and the pursuit of academic excellence, the staff is highly involved in a variety of Student Programs promoting athletics, leadership and social skills.
In 2012-2013 Glen Cairn Public School will focus on the following School Goals :
1) To improve students' ability to communicate their thinking and understanding in literacy specifically in writing
2) To improve students' problem solving skills through inquiry based learning.
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.