The Goal Seekers at Shafi Education’s Brampton location are students working their way towards High School. Our Goal Seekers program will focus on establishing fundamental skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing for English learners. It is also designed specifically to improve preliminary English Language skills of the students in Grades 4-8. The program curriculum is designed to the needs of each individual learner. We use a variety of creative activities and resources to help establish and retain meaningful language concepts, along with focus on vocabulary, writing, and verbal communication.
- Oral Communication:
To develop their oral communication skills, students need numerous opportunities to listen and to talk about a range of subjects, including personal interests, school, and current news. The Goal Seekers program will provide opportunities for students to engage in various oral activities such as brainstorming to identify what they know about the topic of a new text they are about to read, discussing strategies to solve a problem. Presenting or debating issues with their peers is also part of the program.
A well-balanced reading program will provide students with opportunities to read for the pleasure of discovering interesting information as well as for the pleasure of self-discovery, for self-enrichment, and for the sheer fun. Our program will require, students to read frequently and develop the skills used in reading for a variety of different purposes, such as following directions, to get advice, to locate information, for enjoyment, for practice, to build vocabulary, to satisfy curiosity, for research, or for personal interest. The purpose for reading will be determined by the teacher in some cases and by the student in others. The reading program will include a wide variety of fictional, informational, and graphic texts – for example, picture books, novels, poetry, myths, fables, and folk tales. The team of Shafi Education believes Readers are leaders.
Students will enable themselves to clarify their thinking and express their thoughts. At Shafi Education they will learn to select and organize their ideas, they must also keep in mind the purpose for which they are writing and the audience they are addressing. To communicate clearly and effectively, they will learn to use standard written forms and language conventions. Students will be given challenging worksheets that provide opportunities to produce writing that is interesting and original. The writing activities will be meaningful and will challenge students to think creatively about topics and will lead to a fuller and more lasting command of the essential skills of writing.
The Goal Seekers program at Shafi’s Brampton Location for the elementary level will focus on establishing fundamental skills in measurement, number sense, numeration, geometry, spatial sense, patterning, algebra, data management and probability. Our students will learn mathematics in a way that will serve them well throughout their lives, in a setting that will expand mathematical understanding. Students will learn important facts, skills, and procedures; develop the ability to apply the processes of mathematics; and acquire a positive attitude towards mathematics through various creative activities and resources.
- Number Sense and Numeration
- Geometry and Spatial Sense
- Patterning and Algebra
- Data Management and Probability
The science program at Shafi Education’s Brampton Location for the elementary level will focus on establishing fundamental skills in developing investigation and communication skills through experiments, problems, group work, and kinesthetic learning. As student’s progress through the program they will extend their understanding and knowledge on fundamental concepts of matter, energy, systems and interactions, structure and function, sustainability and stewardship, and change and continuity through a variety of creative activities and resources.