Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School
450 Millbank Drive
The community served is Wilton Grove Public School, Arthur Stringer Public School, Cleardale Public School, Glen Cairn Public School, Westminster Central Public School, Lord Roberts Public School (French Immersion), Kensal Park Public School (French Immersion), Princess Anne Public School (French Immersion), and Princess Elizabeth Public School (French Immersion). The two floor building was built in 1966. There is a full-size auditorium, 2 large gymnasiums, a well equipped weight room, a guidance career centre, and a fully serviced cafeteria. The floor in the large gym was upgraded to hardwood in 2003 through school fundraising efforts. Laurier offers a full Grade 9 - 12 program, including a French Immersion Program. Laurier also offers a Developmentally Challenged Program. The full scope of technological courses (woodworking, manufacturing, automotive, communication) is offered. The School colours are green and blue. We have a dedicated and enthusiastic school staff committed to providing a quality education to our students. The full range of extracurricular sports and clubs are offered.
Approximate numbers in each grade: Grade 9 234, Grade 10 281, Grade 11 259, Grade 12 390. We have 80 classroom teachers supported by 3 guidance counselors, one teacher-librarian, 2 special education teachers.
Laurier's school goal is: "To increase the percentage of Grade 9 and 10 students earning all of their credits by 3% compared to the previous 5 years". Laurier Secondary School has been extensively involved in the implementation of a professional learning community since 2003. A grade 9 Student Success Teacher closely monitors the attendance and progress of grade 9 students. A Rams Achieve More Success (RAMS) program takes place during the first 2 weeks of September to ensure that all grade 9s experience a seamless transition to secondary school. The successes of these help rooms have been exhibited in dramatic improvements in student pass rates, particularly in the areas of math and English. Math EQAO and OSSLT scores have increased each year. Students also receive frequent progress reports throughout the year.
Healthy Schools Committee
Jr. & Sr. Hockey
Track & Field
Music - Bands - Senior and Intermediate Choirs - Chamber - Intermediate - Senior Guitar Ensemble Music Council String Orchestras - Chamber - Intermediate - Senior
Below are some of the key dates and highlights of the school year: . United Way fundraising, Red Feather game * Safe Schools initiatives--student assemblies, guest speakers, dramatic presentations and debriefing * Extensive postsecondary and world of work workshops, presentations and application sessions. * Spring commencement to be held each June. * "Unsung Hero Recognition Assemblies" held each January(for Sem. 1 students) and each June(for Sem. 2 students) * Student parliament-sponsored dances on Sept., Oct., Feb.(semi formal)and grad dance in June. * Fundraising campaigns--SCROOGE, Cancer Campaign, United Way, Kids Help Line
Volunteers at the school Library Various sports (assistant coaches) Tutors in the classrooms
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.