To Each According To Their Needs...
...From Each According To Their Abilities
Clifford Bowey is a school for children with a variety of special needs. Some students have neurological disorders, many students are non-verbal, and all are developmentally delayed. Many students have additional disorders. All students are unique in their own way. Our school accommodates 104 students, ranging in ages from 4 to 21 years. Teachers use new SMART board technology to stimulate and enhance student learning. We’ve also had great success using Core Vocabulary, a program designed to help develop and expand our students’ communication skills.
Clifford Bowey School is equipped with a gymnasium, library, music and movement room, Snoezlen room for sensory and relaxation therapy, exercise room, light box room for students with vision deficits, life skills teaching room, recycling room, and cafeteria. We have physiotherapy and occupational therapy facilities and a nursing station. Our students enjoy the regular use of our heated therapeutic pool.
Clifford Bowey’s older students may participate in work experience in the community by working at our local Food Bank, Salvation Army and Pizza Hut. In-school work experience includes work in the cafeteria, recycling, can crushing, and paper shredding. Students develop life skills in our life skills room by using a washer, dryer, stove, microwave, refrigerator, and dining and sofa set. Weekly field trips offer many opportunities to develop social and life skills in the community. All this helps our students reach their full potential.
About CLIFFORD BOWEY SCHOOL FOUNDATION
The Clifford Bowey School Foundation is managed by the School Council which includes parents and staff members. The Foundation raises money to support school programs and new initiatives. Over past years, donations to the school have contributed towards the Snoezelen room, swimming pool equipment, items for the toy library, and classroom learning materials. Fundraising efforts and community donors have allowed the school to install a climbing wall in the school gym, and build a new primary playground. In 2014, the Clifford Bowey School Foundation was a recipient of one of the $100,000 Grand Prizes in the Aviva Community Fund competition and used the funds the build a new accessible senior playground.
The Foundation is currently fundraising to build an outdoor Safety Village at the school to teach students about road safety and promote physical exercise. The Safety Village will be made open to the public outside of school hours.