Achievement and SIP

School Learning Plans and Initiatives

A School Learning Plan addresses the improvement of student achievement through enhancing professional learning. By addressing challenges of practice, we hone our instructional skills to support student learning and achievement.
With the provincial focus on Mathematics, our School Learning Plan also incorporates Numeration skils as our focus. Primarily, we have found that our students are not fully answering questions to demonstrate their understanding. For example, multiple choice questions often appear to be guesses rather than showing evidence of the thinking behind the selection.

Teachers are asked to expose our students to multiple choice questions in all different areas of the curriculum. Students will be explicitly taught a framework for tackling problems and they will use both peer and self assessments to guide more fullsome responses.

Measures of Student Achievement and Success

Our school follows the guidelines set out in the OCDSB Policy and Procedures for Student Evaluation, available on the Board’s website .
Students are provided with various opportunities to demonstrate their learning. Teachers use a variety of assessment methods including observation, rubrics, conferences, tests, presentations, learning logs and projects.

Well-Being Plan

When students (and adults) feel safe and supported, personal and academic achievement rises. Our focus is on our students' sense of belonging and feeling safe at school. We have had a number of presentations to engage students in opportunities to discuss and practice how to solve problems that arise in such a social environment.

Other Initiatives:
  • WITS (Walk Away, Ignore, Talk it Out, Seek Help) model for approaching conflicts 
  • Student Showcases featuring student performances and character traits
  • OWL Awards to recognize and acknowledge positive decisions (demonstrating consideration, helpfulness, respect, etc.)
  • Slideshow of students’ photos on television screen in main hallway
  • Character Education certificates, Good Work and French Awards highlighted during monthly assemblies
  • Hot Lunch Program weekly
  • Daily Milk Program
  • Meet the Teacher BBQ in September
  • Christmas Shopping day for students organized by School Council
  • Volunteer Appreciation Celebration in May
  • Family Picnic in June
  • Grade 6 End of Year trip to Camp Iawah
  • STAGE: Children’s Theatre Group run by C. Leese and K. Rossiter
  • Scholastic Book Fairs in September and May
  • Used Book Fair May/June
  • Dance-a-Thon by School Council
  • Movie Nights by School Council
  • Spring Fling by School Council
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