I am very pleased to be joining the staff at Noel Booth this year. Last year I took a leave of absence and travelled around the world with my husband. It was exciting and a once in a lifetime opportunity but I am excited to return to the meaningful work we do in schools each day. I have observed that there are many exciting things happening at Noel Booth. The staff strives to provide lessons that suit a variety of abilities and learning styles. Students show their understanding through written work, oral presentation, art, multi-media, group work and partner work.
All Noel Booth students receive 100 minutes of music instruction each week – choir and music games for primary, ukelele for grades 4 and 5 and band for all grade 6 and 7 students. It is a dynamic program and the students learn to appreciate music as well as play an instrument.
Recess and lunch at Noel Booth are active. Hockey, wall ball and four square are among the most popular. A buddy bench was recently installed so that students can signal to others that they need someone to play with. Recess and lunch are fun times to connect with other students.
We offer extra curricular sports in addition to curricular sports and games. Track and field is offered in all grade 3-7 classes with an opportunity to compete in at least one track meet. We have choir and extra band classes offered outside of regular class time. Reading Link Challenge is a great extra for students in grade 4 and 5 who love to read.
We offer late French Immersion for grades 6 and 7 as well as French as a Second Language (FSL) in intermediate classes.
Noel Booth is a friendly and inclusive place to learn. Our academic focus this coming year will be Math. We look forward to playing games to develop rapid recall of basic facts and will be sending home games to solidify the work done at school.
Parents are a child’s first teacher and we understand the value of working closely with parents so that children can thrive. We encourage you to connect with the staff and join the PAC. Please feel free to stop by the office and say hello. I look forward to meeting you soon.