My Community Nursing Placement At Donview Middle School
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Donview Middle School
Ryerson, Centennial, George Brown Collaborative program
2014/ 09/ 25
Preceptor: Vivienne Bradbury
1. This year, my community nursing placement is at Donview Middle School Health and Wellness Academy. It is a fairly large Middle School with over 400 students, 19 classrooms and 29 teachers (N. Vohra, personal communication, September 9, 2014). As the name of the school suggests, Donview focusses on the health and wellness of its students. However, was not always a Health and Wellness Academy, Donview has only recently been changed into a Health and Wellness Academy. The school is located in a quiet residential area of North York with the building itself being fully equipped with lockers, a cafeteria, a gym, a large outdoor field and a fitness studio. The school has been in this location since the 1970’s (V. Bradbury, personal communication, September 16, 2014).
2. Donview is part of the Toronto District School Board and is affiliated with some elementary and high schools in the area. Students are accepted from partner schools such as Fenside Public School, Ranschdale, Rene Gordon and Roywood. Many of the students at Donview come from these partnered elementary schools and will eventually go to one of the partnered high schools. The high schools that Donview is partnered with are, Victoria Park Collegiate Institute and George S. Henry Academy (“Donview Online,” 2012). All partner