Since opening in September 2005, Rowntree Public School has focused on preparing students for the future. Classrooms are student-centered, technology-rich environments that help students get excited, stay engaged and become lifelong learners. Students use Smart Boards, mobile devices and FLIP cameras to collaboratively learn, create and explore. Technology is integrated seamlessly into Rowntree’s everyday practice as we build connections to the world outside the classroom and prepare students for a future in which technology is mobile, interactive and ever changing. Rowntree leads the way with innovative initiatives such as Reflex Math, Caribou Math, blogging and collaborative learning centers (mobile labs).
Students also participate in a variety of curricular and extracurricular activities including sports tournaments, crafts, musical productions, science and technology. Rowntree has won numerous awards for basketball, Lego Robotics and has been recognized for its numerous charitable activities. Rowntree staff are committed to supporting students in reaching their full potential and preparing them for the future. All of the programs emphasize citizenship and sportsmanship. In 2009, the Olympic Torch visited Rowntree and in 2010 French immersion was introduced to the school. Rowntree has a very strong and positive relationship with the community and actively celebrates a wide variety of multicultural events. The school’s mission is, “A Community Working Together Striving for Personal Best.” Our motto, “My Best, Your Best, Our Best,” is at the heart of all school activities.