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Relationships

We care for each other, show respect for everyone in the school and feel that, "we are all in this together".

Culture of Innovation

Inquiry-based Practice

We inquire and explore real-life questions to develop a better understanding of our world.

Technology Enhanced Learning

We are creative and willing to try new things.

We use technology to improve our learning and show what we can do in different ways.

Student Wellness

Meaningful Curriculum Implementation

We develop our minds, bodies, feelings and creative spirit to learn and grow as a whole person.

Parents as Partners

We enjoy our learning because it is real and interesting.

Authentic Assessment

We include our parents in our learning.

We know what we need to learn and what we need to do to be our very best.

Communication

Environmental and Outdoor Education

We are heard and respected for openly sharing our thoughts and ideas.

We understand the world outside of our classrooms and have opportunities to make a difference.

Collaboration

We learn better by learning together.

Research Focus

We are all researchers working with new ideas.

Leadership

We are all leaders, sharing our talents and gifts to make a positive difference within the school and beyond.

Professional Development

We benefit from the opportunities our teachers have to learn and grow.

Student Success

We all learn in different ways and benefit from different teaching approaches that help us be successful and confident.

Engagement in Learning

We are excited about learning and being part of an enjoyable, learning community.


Who We Are:

What We Do:

Relationships and School Culture

Relationships

Exemplary Teaching Practices

Inquiry-based Practice

We care for each other and foster a culture of mutual respect where there is a strong sense among students, staff, parents and other members of the school community that, " we are all in this together".

We promote learning through a disposition of inquiry that connects learning to real-life experiences beyond the classroom.

Culture of Innovation

We are intentional, authentic, and innovative in the use of technology to enhance learning and teaching in an inquiry-based learning environment.

We are a community of innovators and risk-takers and we promote an entrepreneurial spirit.

Student and Staff Wellness

Technology Enhanced Teaching

Meaningful Curriculum Implementation

We model and promote all facets of personal development (body, mind, heart and spirit).

We utilize a variety of teaching strategies to bring the Alberta curriculum to life by planning engaging and authentic learning experiences, within and across subject areas, connecting to curricular outcomes.

Parents as Partners

Authentic Assessment

We partner with parents and meaningfully involve them in the education of their children.

Communication

We provide ongoing, varied and transparent communication with all members of the school community. In particular, we listen to and honour the student voice.

We foster excellence and promote success through a variety of assessment strategies designed to provide meaningful, ongoing and timely feedback to teachers, students and parents.

Environmental and Outdoor Education

We promote environmental and global awareness to inspire our students to become informed and active citizens.

Why We Do it:

How We Do It:

Community of Learners Collaboration

Teaching and learning are enhanced through formal and informal networks of collaboration within and beyond our school.

Research Focus

Our classrooms are thriving places of active research where teachers and students learn together and from each other. Our teaching practice informs and is informed by current educational practice and research.

Leadership

As a community, we benefit from a strong foundation of supportive, visionary, informed and trustworthy leadership.

Professional Development

Teacher professional growth is fostered through the intentional allocation of time and resources leading to responsive, progressive, job-embedded and ongoing professional development.

Learner Engagement and Success

Student Success

We embrace the diversity of learning styles, interests and needs of our students, to develop confidence and ensure that every student achieves success.

Engagement in Learning

We engage students in meaningful, authentic learning activities and foster a community where both teachers and students are passionate and enthusiastic about learning.


Exemplary Teaching and Learning Framework