Joseph Teres School offers a full spectrum curriculum as mandated by Manitoba Education. We strive to provide each student with an opportunity to reach his/her individual potential by providing an integrated program that encourages academic, social, physical and emotional growth. Our programming focuses on the following:
- Language Arts (listening, speaking, reading, writing and spelling)
- Home Reading (to foster parental involvement in reading)
- Social Studies
- Physical Education/Health
Basic French is offered to all students in Grade 4 & 5. The course is primarily oral with some focus on written work in the upper grades.
The library has a teacher librarian and a technician. Book selection is held once during the six day cycle. We have a cooperative, resource-based learning program where the classroom teacher and the teacher librarian plan and institute projects with the students from Grade 1 to Grade 5. The projects are curriculum-based and help to reinforce writing, thinking and research skills while using the library and technology as resources.
The Reading Recovery program is an early intervention program for six-year-old children. It is an intensive short-term reading and writing program taught one to one for 30 minutes per day by qualified Reading Recovery teachers. Students are selected for this program by a team consisting of classroom teacher, Resource teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher and administration. Parents are a vital part of this program as home practice is essential for students involved in this program.
Home Reading Program
The home Reading Program is a literacy outreach program which encourages parents to share reading experiences with their child or children. Children are encouraged to take books home and parents are encouraged to communicate back to the school about the reading experience.
We have one full time music teacher who provides an interesting and enjoyable music program. In addition to the regular curriculum, the children have the opportunity of performing in choirs and special school productions.
Computers and other technology are learning tools for students in our educational system. They are integrated into many areas of the curriculum at Joseph Teres School. Every student from Kindergarten to Grade 5 has access to the computers.
The Joseph Teres School Phys. Ed. program has an exciting and dynamic curriculum. The program is instructed by one qualified and dedicated phys. ed. specialist.
The classes are carefully planned to ensure every child has some degree of success. The phys. ed. program builds on these successes and hopefully can make the elementary student appreciate the benefits of an active lifestyle. As well, our program will equip the students with the physical skills required to pursue many, many different activities. Thus our goal to develop the whole child and ensure physical, social and emotional growth will be met. In order to meet challenges in the future, students will need to be energetic, enthusiastic, have the ability to work cooperatively in groups and have a sense of emotional well-being. Nothing else provides these opportunities more than a well-designed phys. ed. program.
Joseph Teres Intramurals / Clubs
The Joseph Teres School Intramural Program compliments the phys. ed. program. This extra time in the gym gives the child an opportunity to make new friends, practice physical skills (play out team strategies) and have a lot of fun. Our intramural program is popular and is offered to Grades 1 through 5 during recess and lunch hours. The intramural program is successful because of the great help of Grade 5 student referees and our staff who volunteer their time to supervise. Besides the monthly intramural activities or games, Joseph Teres also provides many club opportunities. Joseph Teres is a physically active place and we're proud of all our student and staff contributions
Intramurals and clubs are opportunities for students to meet new friends, practice physical skills, develop commitment/responsibility and have a lot of fun. Joseph Teres School has a wide range of intramurals offered to any student from Grades 1 to 5.