Our School

Covent Glen

We would like to acknowledge that our schools are on unceded, unsurrendered  Algonquin Territory, and thank the Algonquin Nation for hosting us on their land.

Our School

Convent Glen is “The Small School with a BIG Heart”. Our school officially opened on February 12, 1976. As a JK to grade 5 school, we offer full day JK/SK, regular English and middle French Immersion (MFI) starting in grade 4.
Convent Glen is proud of its long standing partnership among students, staff, parents/guardians, and the community. Together, our mission is to enable our students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and values to be productive members of society. We strive to encourage a lifelong love of learning.

Our school is diverse and multicultural. Our students and their best interests are always our primary focus. We are dedicated to ensuring that our school is a safe place where all students learn and thrive in a supportive and caring atmosphere. We work with our students in all curriculum areas and continually foster their growth and development as caring, contributing citizens. Through our strong emphasis on academic achievement, the arts, athletics, and character education initiatives, our students, staff, and parents/guardians work collaboratively to build a strong learning community.

Our Students

Convent Glen E.S. currently serves approximately 150 students. We have a multicultural and diverse student population representing many cultural backgrounds which enriches our school community. Upon completing grade 5, most of our students go to Henry Larsen E.S. for grades 6 to 8.

Our Staff

Our committed and caring staff brings a wide range of educational backgrounds, interests, and expertise to our school. Many of our teachers have additional qualifications and specialists in a variety of areas including reading, mathematics, special education, the arts, English as a second language (ESL), and French as second language (FSL). We consistently focus on meeting the needs of such a rich, multicultural student population.

Teachers are supported by a dedicated team of educational assistants, early childhood educators, library technician, office staff, and custodians. We are also very fortunate to have many volunteers working at the school, as part of our extended team.

Our staff provides organized activities to enrich the daily experiences of our students. These activities include sports teams, intramural sports, choir, Green Team, and a variety of clubs (i.e., knitting club, chess club).

Our Community

The Convent Glen E.S. School Council contributes to our positive school climate. Our active and supportive council works collaboratively with our staff to foster strong relationships between home, school, and the wider community. Our council supports our school in many ways including providing funding for our library renewal project and guest speakers for our classes.

We are very fortunate to have many parents/guardians generously donate their time as volunteers in fundraising activities such as walk-a-thon, popcorn days, movie nights and various other events throughout the school year. Our parent volunteers also assist our teachers, work with students in the classroom, organize events, accompany students on field trips, and attend extra-curricular activities such as sporting events.

 

Mission Statement

We are the Cubs- with Cubby as our mascot.

Together with our students, parents and staff, we build a caring sense of community focused on wellbeing and student achievement.  Our goal is to create engaging learning opportunities for our students to share their ideas and grow. 


We are passionate about creating a culture of caring, innovation, and social responsibility. We are committed to ensuring every student feels seen, heard and knows they matter.  We strive to work together to dismantle barriers and create welcoming and safe spaces.  Your feedback is important and we encourage you to share your feelings and thoughts with us to make our school the best it can be.

 

Facilities and Resources

Convent Glen E.S. houses:

  • One-story school building with the library as the main hub of the school
  • Library/learning commons
  • Large gymnasium with a stage
  • Computer technology in every classroom: chrome books for student use,  iPads, projectors etc.
  • Body break room
  • Large schoolyard connected to City of Ottawa parks
  • Self-contained kindergarten yard with a play structure
  • Primary/junior play structure
  • Pavement area with basketball hoops and games
  • Extended Day Program run by the Early Learning Department of the OCDSB providing before and after school care by our registered Early Childhood Educators.

 

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

  • English program (junior kindergarten to grade 5)
  • Middle French Immersion program (grades 4 & 5)

Classroom Organization

Convent Glen E.S. has 6 homeroom classrooms. We presently offer one full-day kindergarten class (JK/ SK) as well as 3 regular English classes and one 4/5 Middle French Immersion class

Special Education and ESL Programs

Our goal is to meet the unique needs of every child.  Our Learning Support Services team is always available to schools to support our early learners. Onsite, we have LSTs, LRTs and EAS who are dedicated to supporting our students.  We also have a multii-disciplinary team consisting of  psychologists, social workers, speech and language pathologists.  These are some of the specialists available for schools to connect with and plan for our most vulnerable learners.

The in-school team follows a tiered approach of interventions and works closely with the classroom teacher to assess the needs of the students and determine a course of action which may include accommodations, classroom support, further observation or assessment, modifications, and/or referrals to our multi-disciplinary team. Our in-school team follows an inclusive model and  is always available to assist classroom teachers with planning for the needs of all students. We are also consistently enhancing our use of assistive technology to enable every student to access the curriculum. 

Our team of educational assistants support both individual students and small groups of students in various classrooms throughout the school.

English as a Second Language

Our itinerant ESL teacher offers support for English language development.

Clubs and Activities

Students are given the opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership and citizenship through participating in organized activities at school. Competitive and recreational athletic sports include track and field, soccer, basketball,  and cross country running. Arts-based activities include: choir, drama club, and knitting club. Other clubs and activities include: Green Team.

Students are also provided with a rich array of activities within their school day:

  • Pizza days, movie nights, popcorn days,  organized by the school council
  • Sports activities: intramural sports and cooperative games
  • Student leadership opportunities: lunch monitors, door monitors, library helpers, kindergarten helper
  • Winter sing-a-long celebration
  • Spring concert
  • Theatrical/musical/art presentations and performances
  • Field trips
  • Fundraisers (i.e., Terry Fox walk, food drive, Toonie Tuesday

Safe Schools Initiatives

All schools in the OCDSB are grounded in a Community of Character and our Exit Outcomes….this is the umbrella over everything we do. 


The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s "A Community of Character" is a set of attributes that were discussed and chosen by a myriad of stakeholders. The purpose of these attributes is to provide a standard of behaviour against which all individuals in the OCDSB hold themselves accountable. Our character attributes are the stepping stones to building our community of character.  


At the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board our vision of student success goes beyond the classroom.  Our goal is to prepare students to be successful in life. The OCDSB Exit Outcomes identify 5 Characteristics and 5 Skills that we are trying to develop in every student. 


This work begins in kindergarten and we hope that by the time students graduate, they will move confidently into the world, equipped with a strong academic foundation and the learning skills they need to navigate future pathways - whether that is work, apprenticeship, college, university or community living.


Our School Resource Officer is a valuable member of our Safe School initiatives.

  • Safe Arrival Procedure
  • Emergency Closing Network
  • Fire Drill/Lock Down Procedures
  • Staff trained in First Aid and CPR

 

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