Prueter Public School proudly opened its doors in 1952. Our school is named after H. J. Prueter, the first inspector of Kitchener Public Schools. It is located in the Breithaupt area of Kitchener.
Prueter currently has 230 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. We are fortunate to have three specialty classes for children with Autism and Learning Disabilities. Students attend Margaret Ave. Sr. P.S. for Grades 7 & 8, and Bluevale Collegiate for Grades 9 -12.
We have a dedicated staff of 43 made up of teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, secretarial and administrative personnel. The staff work closely together to create a learning environment that values and respects students for who they are. Students are offered several extra-curricular opportunities.
Prueter has an active School Council which fund raises to support Home Reading, Field Trips and recess playground equipment. We will begin our meetings this year virtually through Google meet. No date has been set up yet, but a School Day message will be sent out with further information as it becomes available.
All students who have needs are supported in their learning by classroom and support staff. In addition Prueter is home to three Congregated classes of the WRDSB. These classes serve students from different areas in Kitchener-Waterloo. The classes offer programs for students with the following needs – Grade 5/6 Learning Disabilities, Grade 1 – 2 Autism Spectrum Disorders & a Grade 3 – 6 Autism Spectrum Disorders classroom.
The focus of Prueter’s character development inititatives is “PAWSitive” behaviour. Prueter Panthers strive to be respectful, responsible, caring and safe. This message is the focus of class meetings, presentations and problem-solving. Our goal is to produce students who are empathetic, and who realize that respect is a necessary part of building positive realtionships.
School Success Plan
Our learning goal for the year is:
Some of our students don’t believe that they are good at math. We hope to change this attitude by providing them the opportunities to work through mathematical problems with the support of teachers in small groups. This will be measured by:
– an increase in EQAO scores in math, and report card grades
-higher levels of perseverance on challenging mathematical challenges
-a commitment to learning by teachers in the area of mathematics
-teachers will be engaged in professional learning to support students to self-regulate and therefore allowing children to focus on what is preventing their learning
Together we can grow.