School improvement planning for student achievement is a significant focus for teachers from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Teachers work in divisional teams to identify areas of student needs in literacy and numeracy based on information gathered from report cards, classroom assessments, and provincial assessments.
Our 2012 School Improvement Goals for Literacy have been identified as follows:
Our primary students will develop the capacity to decode and predict unfamiliar words in order to construct meaning from text.
Our junior and intermediate students will read fluently in order to construct meaning from text using critical literacy skills, (evaluating and analyzing what they have read).
Our students will generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write a variety of text forms appropriate for
an intended purpose and audience across all subject areas. In order to support the achievement of these goals, teachers
work together to develop strategies that meet the needs of their students.
Much of our focus this year will be on developing those skills which are considered essential for the 21st century. Because we live in an information era, our students must be able to interpret messages and use them appropriately. Critical Literacy instruction encourages students to identify bias and points of view, and to use their own knowledge and experiences to understand what they are reading or to communicate a message. Students in all grades will have the opportunity to engage in conversations about what they read and to develop the confidence to express their own ideas.