Wayoata School offers a full spectrum curriculum as mandated by Manitoba Education. In addition to the core subjects of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science, the school also provides instruction in Physical Education and Health, Art and Music for all kindergarten to grade 5 students. Students in Grade 4 and 5 also receive instruction in Basic French.
Students i n Kindergarten and Grade One are supported in numeracy development by an early numeracy facilitator. The facilitator works both with individuals and small groups of students to develop numeracy skills that are essential in Kindergarten and Grade One.
Reading Recovery is a short term intervention program for Grade One students who are at risk in beginning reading and writing skills. For thirty minutes each day, a student in the Reading Recovery program receives individual instruction from a trained Reading Recovery teacher. This instruction is based on individual strengths and needs. The goal of the Reading Recovery Program is to raise the child's reading and writing proficiency, so that he/she may work independently within the classroom setting. Selection to the Reading Recovery program is based on assessments completed by the Reading Recovery teacher.
Student learning needs are supported at Wayoata School with a variety of resources. All student needs are taken into account when classroom teachers plan their learning activities. For students with specialized learning needs, resource teachers team with classroom teachers to create programs and plans based on observations and assessments. The students of Wayoata School also benefit from the availability of the services of divisional support services including a psychologist, social worker, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech clinician and reading clinician. These specialists work collaboratively with teachers and parents to provide essential supports to our student population. If further supports are necessary, divisional and school based personnel work, along with parents, work with outside agencies to develop programs and materials for at-risk students.