Charles Dickens Annex opened in 1971 as an annex to Charles Dickens Elementary School. The school population has grown and the Annex is vibrant with a full student population. Parents in the Dickens Annex community are actively involved in their children’s school community and education, and value the programs and traditions of the Annex. The school philosophy was revisited and articulated throughout 2008-2009.
Dickens Annex maintains an overarching theme of child-centeredness supported by four defined pillars of multiage groupings of students within classrooms and work groups, differentiated instruction for student engagement and learning, authentic assessment for learning to monitor individual and continuous progress, and working within a collaborative learning environment.
Currently, Dickens Annex enrolls students from Kindergarten to grade 3. Students are grouped into multi-aged classes and two full-day Kindergarten classes. Students continue on to Dickens Elementary for Grade 4.
Image taken from:
Proctor, P. (2009). "Honouring the Child: Changing ways of teaching." Gibsons, BC. TMI Productions.