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As with each school in the York Region District School Board, W.J. Watson P.S. support student learning through the curriculum standards set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education and many other co-curricular activities.
A focus on literacy: Learning Partners, Young Authors Conference, Publishing Centre, Intermediate After School Literacy Program, Literacy Parent Tutor Program, Book Room, Computer Technology, and Book Fair
A focus on numeracy:  Chess Club, Intermediate After School Mathematics Program, Pythagoras Math Contest, Math Club
A focus on achievement: Winnits program, Monthly Watson Winners, Honour Roll, Agenda Planners, Leadership Program, Homework Clubs, Grade 8 Scholastic Challenge
A focus on athletics: Intramural sports during lunch recess, interschool teams, cross country running, track and field, Daily Vigorous Physical Activity (DVPA), Walking Wednesdays, Jump Rope and Hoops For Heart, ACT Now
A focus on The Arts:  Integration of Arts into other areas of the curriculum, Bands, Art Club, Musical Production, Holiday Concerts, Performing Arts Presentations
Our school:
  • is a Performance Plus School
  • promotes a safe and supportive learning environment.  This is done through the Board's Safe Schools Policy and Procedures and the Character Education Initiatives
  • provides Special Education Programs
  • provides a before and after school program. Service is provided by Whippers Kids.
We are also very proud to offer the following programs to our students:
  • Anti-Bullying Programs
  • Guest speakers and workshops
  • Ongoing and informal social skills counseling
  • Progressive Discipline Model
  • Student Leadership programs
  • VIP program
  • Roots of Empathy
  • ACT Now
  • Peer mediators




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