Aspen Park Elementary School is an urban StrongStart to grade 7 school in Comox, British Columbia. Students live in a mixture of existing and newer residential subdivisions around the school and can walk to school. Click here for a google map of the area.
We have 310 students in our regular program and our school also houses the Navigate ENTER program for robotics. There are 27 students enrolled in ENTER and those students are in attendance from Monday to Thursday each week (this will change to Tuesday to Thursday in November).
We have 15 divisions for the 2019/2020 school year.
Our school is well equipped with computers in the library, 2 portable laptop carts, 2 portable iPad carts, a full music program for grades Kindergarten to 7, a multipurpose room, a full size gym, and a project room in a former middle school building with 2 floors. There is also a Strong Start Program running in the building on Tuesday and Thursday morning and a before and after school care with the Boys and Girls Club. Our school provides Open Gym activities each morning, a Breakfast and Lunch Program, an after school Homework Club, and various sports opportunities.
The school follows Steven Covey's Seven Habits for Healthy Kids as a school wide program. These habits are taught to students explicitly. Every student in the school has a leadership notebook that acts as their school planner, helps with goal setting and is used for 3-way conferences and everyday organization. The 7-habits program has led the school to develop the following Mission Statement:
At Aspen Park:
We are leaders.
We include all in our journey of learning.
We care for others, ourselves and the earth.
We give our best in everything that we do.
Code of Conduct
The school has developed a Code of Conduct for students and it is updated for 2019 - 2020. There have been some recent changes to the Human Rights Code which are now Ministry of Education requirements. This document was developed previously by consultation with students and parents and staff. This year's code of conduct was reviewed in September 2019.