School Motto: Building for Tomorrow
Number of Students: 315 (approximately)
Number of Teachers: 16.9
Grades Taught: K-5
Driving up to John Maclure Community School you will notice the two large murals that greet all of our guests. These are only part of the beautiful grounds that surround our building. Trees and plants representing our province line the driveway. Beyond them you will find several picnic areas as well as 2 large soccer fields, 3 softball diamonds, a new adventure playground, and paved basketball courts. The school itself features a large gymnasium, a lab with 30 computers, computer banks in each classroom, a library and a resource room.
Because we are a community school, we are able to offer many after-school programs: dance, karate, Aboriginal culture classes, college courses for adults, Kids' Club, Mad Science Club, PreTeen X-treme Recreational program, Reading Rascals for preschoolers and their parents, and many more. Our strong academic programs feature before-school homework and reading support, ESL tutoring at lunch and after school, ESL support during class time, and Reading Recovery™ for children who require extra help in literacy development. Each year we participate in either Science Fair or Heritage Fair competitions. At lunchtime, children enjoy organized games and tournaments.
Points of Pride:
Many after school programs sponsored by the John Maclure Community School Society
A series of intramurals operating along with various sports activities
At lunch, we have organized soccer or football games on the fields. Children learn to play the games as well as to referee. Intramural games are played in the gymnasium. Our school also has basketball and volleyball teams who practice after school and challenge other teams in our school district.
"John Maclure Community School has a school rule program called 'The SMART rules.' 'S' stands for Solve Problems in Peaceful Ways. 'M' stands for Make Wise Decisions. 'A' stands for Always Try My Best. 'R' stands for Respect Self and Others. And last, but not least, 'T' stands for Take Care of This Place. We also have a Community School Office that has all different programs that you can sign up for. I think John Maclure is a nice school and I have learned a lot here." (written by K.O., a Grade 4 Korean student who has been at JMCS for 1.5 years)