Principal's Desk

Principal's Desk

 

Dear families, community members and visitors, 

 

Welcome to our new website! I hope that the information in this website will assist in you in learning more about our services and the many activities which take place at our centre also including examples of student work, dates of upcoming events, and other general information.

 

Step by Step Centre is a great place for young people with various challenges to flourish.  We are committed to taking each student one step further in the journey of learning and independence. Our school motto “Proud to Teach All” inspires us to support students with the necessary academic and social skills to adapt to an ever changing world regardless of their challenges!

Our dedicated staff members are deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our students in a truly international environment. Our experienced teachers and therapists provide purposeful and engaging learning activities which cater for our students who come from more than 18 different cultures.

We firmly believe in using positive reinforcement when teaching students the expected behaviours, rather than reacting negatively after an inappropriate behaviour is displayed. Our therapy support team provides individualized programs for students experiencing various sensory, communication, behaviour and/or learning challenges and coordinates various activities to meet individual needs of students.

We also strongly believe that parent partnership is an essential part of our programs. Parents do have opportunities to receive training through therapy sessions and become involved in individualized program planning.

As you explore the our web site, you will find that students have wide ranging opportunities to explore and develop individual passions from certified training for cooking to swimming or ice-skating activities to name a few. For our students who are unable to be mainstreamed into regular schools at an early age, we train them with the basic competency and functional skills to be able to be mainstreamed into vocational settings.

You will also find that, the individual learning, support and activity programs developed by our team assists in providing opportunities for future work placements.

We dedicate ourselves to advocate for our students’ rights and create awareness in our attempts to help build a society that will allow them to learn, to grow, to achieve, and be respected as members of our community.

It is a continuing privilege to be part of Step by Step Centre and contribute to equal opportunities and community awareness!

 

Thank you for visiting our website!

 

Olcay B. Connor

Principal