One of the many goals at RMS is to encourage and motivate our students to develop a life-long love for learning. As teachers, one of the greatest rewards is watching our students take pride and joy in their accomplishments.
Each student brings with them their own unique experiences and situations. For some of them, it is not just their first day at Rowntree, it could also be their first experience in a Canadian school. When children join the Rowntree community, they will experience/sense an enthusiastic and encouraging learning environment, and one that encourages each student to enjoy the fulfillment gained from pre-reading and writing skills, eventually building them up to become confident young readers and writers!
A passion for learning is quite different from just studying to earn a grade, or to please parents or teachers. Those who develop a love for learning at an early age continue to apply their fondness of learning throughout their lives, and are generally more successful, interesting, and happier than those who do not.
The accomplishments in our “Kindergarten Montessori” and “Prep ONE” programmes reflect not only a passion for learning, but also sheer dedication and commitment by the students, as well as their parents. The results achieved by the end of Prep ONE are promising signs that joining the Rowntree family will have a positive impact on children.
A current RMS parent, recently commented on the great achievements her son has made academically since joining the school in September by stating that “putting my son into the Prep ONE program has been the best decision I have ever made for my son.” She is not alone in her beliefs. Our Kindergarten Montessori and Prep ONE programs are designed to continue our goal of fostering a love of learning, and to nurture students as they progress through their education not only during the time at Rowntree but more importantly over the course of the rest of their lives.