BES School Information

Brock Elementary School is the only Islamic school in the Pickering area located at Brock Road and Finch Avenue. Our school is proud to serve the local Muslim community under the organization of Masjid Usman. Masjid Usman has been a vibrant and active Islamic organization, serving the Durham community for almost 15 years. The growing Muslim community, and the array of programs available to the community, proves the success of this facility.

Professional development and resources are directed towards improving student achievement in Literacy, Numeracy, Arts, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health, Arabic, Islamic Studies and Core French (junior students).

As a team we continue to refine our focus on high yield strategies to support student achievement. Our process has increased teacher precision in matching high yield strategies to student needs. Our work has reinforced our professional commitment to increasing student achievement and closing gaps.
 
Our Philosophy

"Academic excellence in an Islamic environment"
Quality education with an Islamic Foundation, this is the moral code we have adopted. We stress the importance of knowledge in its most basic to elaborate forms. Our Philosophy is simple: Knowledge in every form.

Code of Conduct
The Safe Schools Act, 2000 puts into law various ways to increase safety, respect, and responsibility in Ontario schools. The School Code of Conduct is intended to help students feel safer and more secure at school by setting out expectations that will promote respect and demonstrate responsible citizenship.
All school members are expected to:
  • Respect and obey all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity
  • Respect differences in people and in their ideas and opinions
  • Treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, especially in disagreement
  • Respect and treat others fairly, regardless of their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability
  • Respect the rights of others
  • Show proper care for school property and the property of others
  • Take appropriate measures to help those in need
  • Respect persons who are in a position of authority
  • Respect the need of others to work in an environment of learning and teaching

Bullying Prevention

The staff works with students in a number of ways to deal with bullying. Working proactively to prevent bullying and intervening when it does occur is a year-round focus. Part of that focus includes reminding students of the 4Rs of bullying prevention:
 Recognize or discern what is and is not bullying
 Refuse to accept bullying behaviour
 Report by speaking to a trusted adult or accessing Kids Help Phone
 Restore or repair relationships

Our school focuses on finding solutions that help and support both the student who does the bullying and the target.

Safety & Security at BES

Brock Elementary School is a locked building for security and safety purposes. Access to our school is gained through the Masjid’s main doors. We are located on the second floor, which can be accessed via elevator or stairs. Visitors, volunteers, and guests are to report to the school office to sign-in using the “Guest Book”. It is required that visitors, volunteers, and guests pick up and wear a volunteer/visitor badge to be identified by students and teachers. Please sign out and return your badge when leaving. If you are dropping off lunches or other items for the students, you must do so at the office. Please do not take these items to the classrooms, as it will create disruptions to the lessons and divert student attention.

Our goal is to keep everyone in the building safe at all times. The students and staff of Brock Elementary School are expected to practice for unexpected events. These events include fire drills, lockdowns, and evacuations. We practice ensuring that if we were ever in a situation of risk we would know how to calmly, appropriately, and safely deal with the situation.

Safe Arrival Programs (S.A.P.)
S.A.P Number: (905) 426-7887 extension 6
The Safe Arrival Program (S.A.P.) is set up and operated by the teachers and principal to monitor the safe arrival of students. There is an answering machine at this number that permits the leaving of messages 24 hours a day. Please call the S.A.P. number to inform the school if your child will be late or absent for any reason (illness, religious holidays, medical appointment, etc.). Even if you have informed the teacher of your child’s absence, please call the S.A.P. number. It is also very important to contact the school if your child will not be returning to class in the afternoon.
If the school has not been notified of your child’s absence, an attempt will be made to phone you at work or at home to be sure your child is safe.
If your child is arriving late or must leave early for an appointment, please send a note to the school explaining this. Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian when signing in or out during school hours.

Attendance Policy

Regular and punctual attendance is expected from all students as it supports continuity of programming and promotes success in academic and social areas. Students in grades 1 to 6 who are not in their classrooms by 8:25 AM are late. 

Late students are required to visit the office and receive a late slip before attending class. Please note that students without a late slip will not be permitted to enter their assigned classroom. Accumulated lates may result in disciplinary action being taken.

It is not the responsibility of the teachers to make sure students are regularly attending class. We ask that parents take appropriate measures to bring their children to school on time.