Mrs. S. Bruyns - Principal Mr. P. Kuracina - Vice Principal
Mr. P. Kuracina - Vice PrincipalMrs. H. Brown- Vice Principal
Ms. R. Verberne - Administrative Assistant
Mrs. T. tenPas - Secretary
Mrs. S. Fern - Secretary
General School Description
Wilfrid Jury Public School serves the Whitehills region of northwest London-northern boundary Gainsborough Road, southern boundary Sarnia Road, eastern boundary Wonderland Road and western boundary Hyde Park Road.
Jury offers classes from Junior Kindergarten to Grade Eight with an enrolment of approximately seven hundred fifty students, making it one of the largest elementary schools in Thames Valley. We also have 3 system Developmental Classes and a system Steps for Success class. We work closely with the Whitehills Day Centre which is located in the school. We are currently in our third year of offering the Step by Step program, whereby two of our Early Years classes have become a full day learning environment for the students. The Whitehills Day Care Centre offers full day child care as well as before and after school care for students. Our school is an integral part of the community and therefore the building is used by many community and city groups on weekends, in the summer and in the evenings.
For this year's school year, we want our students to be able to effectively communicate by expressing and organizing ideas and information in literacy and numeracy. Our students are given many opportunities to improve their writing skills, using a variety of strategies and tools. We are continuing to expand the use of technology teaching tools in our school by incorporating document cameras, Senteos, CPS units, data projectors,SMARTBoards, iTouch and iPads in many of our learning environments. Teachers are continually providing our students with timely constructive feedback to assist them in improving their writing skills.
We are proud of the many initiatives that take place at Wilfrid Jury. Some of our noteworthy items include, Book Fairs, Chess Club, Dance Club, Superkids, School Council Community Carnival, Monthly Pizza Lunches, Literacy and Numeracy Nights and Concerts throughout the year commemorating special occasions (i.e. Remembrance Day, Holidays and Education Week) Our ethnically diverse population is celebrated with an annual Community dinner. We support many charities such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Terry Fox.
Wilfrid Jury has one of the Valley's most melodic and participatory music programs involving both junior and senior and boys' and girls' choirs, ensembles, alternate groups, individual appreciation as well as bands and other instrumental opportunities. Wilfrid Jury also boasts a double gymnasium which houses a full-fledged sports and athletic program including but not limited to volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, wrestling and many other activities. Our outdoor playground area is spacious accommodating areas for recreational play, baseball, soccer, cross country running and many track and field events.
Volunteers at the School
There are many opportunities to volunteer at Wilfrid Jury-activities you can help with include: * assisting primary (JK-3) students; * reading and math tutoring; * library assistance; * music department support; * coaching support; * classroom teacher support. Contact the main office or your child's teacher for more information. Please note that all volunteers must have a Vulnerable Screening check completed before working with our students or accompanying classes on field trips.
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.