Oakridge Public School is a small school of 240 students nestled in the heart of Mississauga. Oakridge enrols students from junior kindergarten to grade 6. Students in kindergarten attend a half-day program, but Oakridge is slated for full-day kindergarten in September 2013.
At Oakridge, we believe that strong literacy skills are at the heart of every child’s learning success, and believe that children learn by doing. We promote active learning and embrace diversity, celebrating student achievement in classrooms each and every day. At the end of each term, students at Oakridge are recognized with Oakridge Awards for demonstrating academic growth and exemplifying our Oakridge values when interacting with fellow students and staff. We invite our parent community to celebrate with us, and value community involvement. Oakridge has a dedicated group of parent reading coaches who support school literacy initiatives.
Oakridge follows a traditional school day - two 15-minute recess breaks and one 60 minute lunch and recreation break. As the majority of our students are bused to school, Oakridge provides extracurricular and intramural events during the lunch hour. Oakridge seeks to provide a balance of activities, encouraging all students from grades 1 to 6 to participate. Current activities include choir, painting club, Silver Birch Reading Clubs, OFIP tutoring (grades 3 and 6), skating, swimming (grade 3), floor hockey, basketball, scooter board hockey and volleyball.
Within Oakridge we have a Hub, which welcomes children from birth to 4 years old and their parents or caregivers to come and learn together. The Hub provides stimulating, play based, early learning experiences, a spring kindergarten readiness program for children who will attend school in the fall, community resources and workshops for parents. Workshops for parents include: language development, kindergarten readiness, dealing with temper tantrums, and sibling rivalry.