General Stewart School is a wonderful and unique educational facility.
We are unique in that we are a very small school, with a current total student population of 140 students in grades Kindergarten to grade 5. Our small student size affords us the opportunity to get to know all students quickly and very well.
As well, we are unique in that excellence surrounds our operations. From the extreme pride demonstrated by our caretaker in keeping our school spotlessly clean, to our very competent, professional, hardworking school secretary, to the skilled abilities demonstrated every day by our learning support staff, to the highly trained veteran teaching staff who engage students in a disciplined, effective manner, doing our jobs extremely well is valued and always in evidence.
Further, this value of excellence transitions into our students and the growth they demonstrate. Academic growth is our first priority and is easily evidenced at reporting periods when teachers delight in being able to share with parents the learnings our students show. As well though, we care for the character development of our students. Each Monday morning we enjoy the opportunity to meet in our gym where we recognize a student from each classroom for their abilities as demonstrated in being kind, making good decisions or showing a specific appropriate responsibility. Further, these assemblies also give us an opportunity to showcase our students’ musical and dramatic talents or present a special curricular project. We are very proud of our students!
And, we are also unique in the close relationships we are able to foster with our parents. We recognize the very important role parents have in the school life of their children and therefore look forward to working closely with them. We delight in the many parents that consistently visit our school. Attendance at our Monday morning assemblies is excellent; attendance at each reporting session is near 100%; assistance at special events like sports day, Halloween carnival, 100th day is superb, and support at our planned field trips is always in evidence. Further, our school council works extremely close with our school, offering their valued insight into our structure, organization, budgets and daily operations.
Working and learning in an environment where warmth, care and concern, respect and trust are evidenced every day makes General Stewart School a wonderful learning place.
Dieter Witzke, Principal