Inclusive, Respectful Talk

In consultation with WRDSB Equity and Inclusion personnel, our English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, and members of our community, we support all Floradale Public School students, families, and staff by:

  • Celebrating the fact that we have students who are fluent in two or more languages
  • Aiming to use English exclusively during learning, especially in whole group scenarios
  • Recognizing that the use of one’s first language during English language acquisition is beneficial – particularly in the early stages of learning (e.g., kindergarten to grade 4)
  • Reminding students to consider whether they are being inclusive and respectful when speaking in the presence of others
  • Being culturally sensitive when reminding students to use language in an inclusive, respectful manner