Our vision to create the best Jewish day school not only in Ottawa but in Canada relies on the continued support of our generous community. Through our commitment to consistently improve the quality of education for our students, this vision is becoming a reality. Our School Improvement Plan requires donations to implement some of the following key initiatives as we introduce new and innovative approaches throughout the school.
We have introduced the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) educational model, which is an example of our interdisciplinary and applied approach to problem-based learning. These four disciplines are integrated to form the basis of the real-world application of student learning.
A team of our students participated in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics competition this year for the 2015 Trash Trek Challenge. The competition challenges students in Grades 4 to 8 to build and program an autonomous robot out of Lego and then complete assigned tasks on a thematic playing field. By designing the challenges around real-world issues, students can experience the fun and excitement of STEM in a relatable way and are exposed to potential career paths in those fields. We would like the FLL robotics competition an annual event.
Your support is required to keep our school library resources updated and collection stocked with much needed subscriptions, current new titles, reference materials, audio visual titles and educational computer software. You may mark a holiday or special occasion by making a donation or presenting a book to the Student Library. Further donations are most welcome.
These innovative, creative and ground-breaking initiatives have changed the face of Jewish education in our school. This is made possible with the tremendous financial and volunteer support we receive from our families, alumni, donors and the Jewish community. Your gifts help grow all of the programs and learning experiences for our students.
We understand and recognize that developing a future generation of Jewish leaders is a partnership between our school and our community and is strongly influenced by providing the best educational experience possible. Your dollars make the difference.