Within Pinewood classrooms, teachers offer enrichment programs and differentiate instruction as necessary to address the needs of all students. The traditional small class sizes in our school are central to this effort. In addition, the school has on staff two certified learning specialists to assist students with mild to moderate learning needs and/or offer enrichment. Students are referred to the learning specialists either through previous documentation obtained prior to enrolling at the school or through the school’s in-house teacher / staff referral system.
Our school counselling support, through the school’s on-staff educational psychologists, provides a range of services to assist students in their learning, growth and development by providing supportive services to help them meet academic and emotional challenges.
The Mary Glyn Hick Library is located in the main building. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. The library environment is conducive to learning, allowing students to read, research and study. All materials may be accessed using our school information system (Classter).
Library materials may be checked out as follows:
The library must be reimbursed for the cost of any lost or damaged books or resource materials.
Each year, Pinewood makes a determined effort to enhance the after-school activities program at all levels. Student participation in school activities allows for the natural reinforcement of the school’s academic mission and programs. A variety of new activities are offered each year depending on interest and resources. Sample activities include tennis, soccer, basketball, drama, journalism, forensics, Model United Nations, digital photography, art, martial arts, music and robotics. The Activities Coordinator works to ensure proper organization and supervision of the entire program. A special after-school activities bus is provided each day.
Pinewood strongly encourages all students to participate in the activities program and advises each student to make informed selections in balancing academic, athletic, social and familial responsibilities. It is, however expected that students demonstrate a commitment to the activity, team, or club selected.
Students are responsible for maintaining a satisfactory academic standing while participating in the activities program at Pinewood. Participation decisions are left to the Activities Coordinator, the Principal and the Head of School. A student must be in attendance at school in order to participate in an activity on the same day. Equally, all Pinewood standards of behavior apply to students involved in the activities program.