The Lower School's Student Centre (part of Crescent Student Services (CSS)) is a place for boy-centric, unconventional solutions to ordinary and unique challenges. It is a warm and friendly place for boys to increase their academic expectations and capabilities. The Centre offers a variety of individualized and small group learning experiences for boys and their families.
Support for Students
Hours of operation
- Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Before school and after school:
- homework support
- use of computers
- binder, desk, knapsack and locker organization
- time management for short-term homework
- guidance on long-term projects, note-taking, test prep and pre-writing strategies
- Current enrichment activities to extend classroom activities:
- French PowerPoint presentations
- French pen pals
- Math projects to broaden curricular goals
- Math problem-solving challenges
- cross-curricular group projects
- Current enhancement activities to complement classroom activities:
- one-to-one and small group oral reading (including phonics, punctuation, use of pictures and context)
- one-to-one and small group process writing (including generating ideas from picture drawing, concept maps and flow charts; spelling; proofreading)
- improving retention and speed of mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
- review of classroom lessons and concepts
- strategies for time management and improved attention
Group and individual counselling takes places twice a week at lunch to assist boys with developing friendship-making and friendship-sustaining skills by way of discussions of hypothetical and real life situations, puppets, crafts and field trips.
Students are encouraged to visit us to resolve or manage difficult issues such as illness and loss, separation and divorce, self-esteem and confidence, conflict resolution, decision-making, anxiety, and anger management.
Support for Parents
Parents are encouraged to contact us, or drop-in, for help with home strategies, communication between home and school, or for the lending of books and to suggest activities. We also have a number of community resources we can recommend.
Past workshops have included subjects such as helping with homework, and boys literacy.