General School Description
Hickson Central School is a JK-8 school with an enrolment of approximately 400 students. It is located in the village of Hickson, a small rural community, located 10 km north of the city of Woodstock. The school is steeped in proud, rural traditional values. As well as providing students with fundamental skills, the aim of the school is to encourage students to develop an inquiring, self-educative mind, within an environment that fosters feelings of self-worth and an appreciation of the worthiness of others' opinions, feelings and needs. Teachers provide a balanced curriculum in the content areas with an increasing use of multimedia, information technology and computers to support student learning. Hickson Central School enjoys a healthy partnership with School Council and Home and School. All partners are committed to providing the very best for our students.
Co-instructional Activities Athletics and Clubs
Our teachers and parent volunteers offer a range of activities each year, which may include:
Noteworthy Items Highlights at Hickson Central include:
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.