Achievement and SIP

Measures of Student Achievement and Success

Student progress is measured using a variety of methods and tools. Classroom teachers keep detailed records and report regularly to parents. Assessment and evaluation for learning is an ongoing process, which enables teachers to diagnose individual needs and plan programs accordingly. Grade 3 and 6 students participate in the Ministry EQAO testing in May.
One of the main goals of the school is to develop student confidence by building on success. This is not limited to academics, but includes student participation in drama, music and physical education. The extracurricular program is designed to provide many opportunities for children to learn new skills and expand their individual horizons.
School Improvement Plans and Initiatives
Our School Improvement Plan recognizes the individual needs of our students. Our overall goals are to focus on activities that promote literacy and numeracy. Developing positive self-esteem in our students and involving the whole community feature prominently in our School Improvement Plan.
Our Literacy Initiatives include:
• Explicit Language Instruction (phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, vocabulary
  development, reading fluency, comprehension and writing)
• Reading Buddies and Home Reading Program: class specific
• Early Literacy Program
• Orkidstra Music Program for primary students to extend vocabulary and verbal expression
• Math and Literacy Tutoring Programs
• Start 2 Finish Running and Reading Club
• Use of Math journals and Math software
• School-wide focus on Number Talks and highlighting math in everyday life
• Integration of math language into general curriculum
• Math games
• Use of Balanced Math Approach: All grades
• Math Problem-Solving
Student Self Esteem and Community Involvement
Community Education Liaison through S.A.T.E. Initiative
• Innovative solutions for students experiencing difficulty
• Involvement of parents in all aspects of school life and on School Council
• Participation in the Arts and athletic programs
• Use of volunteers and community partners
• School-wide arts performances
• Roots of Empathy Program
• Volunteer Appreciation Gathering
• Crossroads Student Support Program

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