HSC@home Junior School Academic Plan

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List of 4 items.

  • Academic Schedule

    Click here to view the academic schedule.
  • Academic Strategy

    • The amount of time spent online varies depending on the age and stage of development of the children.
    • Timetables also offer a balance of opportunities as a way to allow for the varied schedules that you are all experiencing at home.  
    • Classroom Topic pages as a reference tool for further in-depth information regarding daily instruction.
    • The Junior School curriculum offers opportunities for students to be engaged in a variety of ways.  
    • Some opportunities will be teacher-led, while others will allow students to explore extensions to topics or explore a passion project all on their own.  
    • Self-paced activities are a way to enable students to build independence and work with a variety of levels of assistance from home and teachers.
    • Teachers will also provide a variety of opportunities for students to reflect and share learning goals with their teachers.
    • Typical learning experience may include: 
        • Introduction:  Explanation either synchronous or asynchronous from the teacher.  Instructions given live will be recorded and archived for future reference.
        • Learning Tasks:  A brief learning objective and task, including directions, materials needed, and connections to prior learning. 
        • Feedback:  Interaction or follow-up to allow for feedback from the teacher on student progress or learning clarification. 
    • Support from our Learning Commons and Living Room staff will provide yet another platform for student interaction and engagement in topics that resonate with our learners.
    • Detailed program information and communication about Learning Services and counselling will be communicated by Principals to their individual school communities.
  • Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting

    • Junior School teachers will continue to provide regular ongoing assessment and evaluation through feedback to students through this process. 
    • Assessment and evaluation during HSC@home will continue to include a variety of assessment opportunities that inform our best teaching practices as well as give valuable feedback for student learning. 
    • Evaluations have never been used to assign a mark but offer individualized next steps in learning for students and teachers. 
    • Assessment practices will vary depending on the age and stage of the students and will be submitted to teachers in a variety of formats. 
    • The next reporting period for the Junior School students will be the final report card in June and may also include anecdotal comments that reflect learning during HSC@home
  • Communication

    • Junior School faculty will regularly be in contact with students and families.  
    • Parent-teacher interviews for the Junior School occurred in March before the March break; however, if you have a question, feedback or concern regarding your child’s progress, please reach out directly to your child’s classroom teacher.
    • Principal letters will be sent to the Junior School community regularly.
HSC@home Academic Plans: 
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Located in Hamilton, ON, Hillfield Strathallan College is a Canadian independent, co-educational day school.
The academic program runs from Montessori Toddler and Pre-K to Grade 12.

Hillfield Strathallan College | 299 Fennell Avenue West | Hamilton, ON L9C 1G3 | 905-389-1367