Students at Springfield Heights School (SHS) are very actively involved
in many extra-curricular clubs. Some examples
are: Music Club, Dance Club, Stamp Club, Cross-Country Run Club,
Soccer League, Football Club, Jump Rope for Heart Club, Basketball
/ Volleyball League, Low Organized Games – Primary, Gymnastics
Club, Drama Club, etc.
SHS believes that valuable learning can take place outside
of the school building. Field trips are curriculum related and details including
parent permission for individual trips will be sent home prior to each outing.
When possible, transportation will be provided.
The nature of fund raising activities is carefully
monitored. Door-to-door selling is not allowed. The funds are used by the school
to purchase equipment and supplies or subsidize field trips to enrich school
programs. Every effort is made to keep these requests for funds reasonable. The
SHS Parent Council also supports our programs with its fund raising
Our Kiwanis K-Kids club plays an integral role in developing
activities to support our mission statement, particularly as it relates to
“fostering and celebrating the potential of the whole child, in a safe, diverse
and respectful community of lifelong learners.” Their
participation in school student leadership over the past number of years is
testimony to the culture of caring at SHS. A wide variety of charitable drives
are organized by K-Kids, which consists of many excited Grade 5
Each year SHS establishes and operates a safety patrol
program to enhance the protection of children from traffic accidents. Children
attending SHS are crossed by safety patrols at busy corners at the following
times: 8:40 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:35 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Each patrol will be at
their post for 10 minutes.
Patrols also supervise the kindergarten entrance area at the
front of the school. In addition, patrols provide assistance on school buses.
Please emphasize to your children the importance of their co-operation with all
patrols. Grades 4, and 5 students who are selected for the safety patrol team
are instructed and directed about the performance of their duties as
SHS has been designated by MECY as a School–in–Motion school. The goal is for an increased level of understanding by
students of their own fitness goals and how to achieve them. Increased physical
activity will promote this goal.
SHS recognizes the value of student leadership and provides
programs, which promote social responsibility and citizenship. Some examples of
leadership teams are: safety patrols, conflict mediators, playground equipment
monitors, recycling team, milk monitors and lunch monitors. In
2001, SHS established a Kiwanis Kids Club, an organization which provides an
opportunity for its members to develop self-esteem, leadership skills and
respect for others. Activities are planned throughout the school year to reward
leadership team members.
Volunteers are welcomed at SHS. Classroom support, field
trip supervision, school event supervision are three of the ways parents can
help at the school.