At QJS we understand that students who feel connected to school are ultimately more successful than those who are not connected and for this reason students are assigned to houses. Teaching teams meet weekly to discuss the progress of the students in their House. Teams also facilitate enrichment and activities within and outside of class time.
We believe that every student has the ability to learn at a high level and therefore have high expectations of students when they are in our classrooms. We are working to create extra intervention time into our schedule for students who are not yet meeting expectations in our classes.
At QJS we are constantly working to improve our practice and status quo is a phrase that is rarely uttered in this building.
Students who consistently come to class unprepared, have many unexcused lates/absences, and/or who refuse to do work may be assigned to study hall.
Teachers are scheduled into support blocks throughout the year to give more individualized support to students are need to catch up on work or to complete a test or assignment that they may have missed due to absence.
Lost and Found
Each year the school gives away many quality coats, sweaters, bags, shoes, etc. which are never claimed from our lost and found. Lost and found items are in the office in the medical room. Smaller items such as jewellery, glasses, keys etc. are also held at the main office.
QJS is a closed campus. The adults of the QJS educational community simply see it as a safety measure. That means that when students walk onto the school grounds in the morning or get dropped off by the bus on school grounds, they are to remain on campus until the end of the day. There are many activities at the school to keep our students happy, engaged and connected to the school. Violations of the off campus policy results in a phone call home and assigned to study hall. Repeated offences can result in more serious consequences.