Vision to Goal Setting
What is our Vision for Learning?
What is our vision for learning?
The Ross Road school community of students, staff members and families work together to create and sustain an environment that encompasses and promotes our vision.
The School Community of Ross Road strives to support potential for all that values diversity and is built in a safe and caring environment.
At Ross Road we value…
Ross Road is welcoming, caring and inclusive. We foster a culture of engaged learners and critical thinkers, who are responsible and respectful. As a school community we promote a sense of belonging for all.
To foster a culture of kindness and inclusivity in the Ross Road school community.
To intentionally and purposefully teach Indigenous Ways of Knowing.
We acknowledge that in order to achieve success with these goal we need to:
- grow the social emotional competencies of all leaners
- value diversity
- include the First Peoples Principles of Learning and Indigenous worldview
Planning & Implementation
What is our Action Plan?
We started the school year in 2019 by identifying what each staff member was doing to contribute to the school goals.
Together, we decided to focus on Social-Emotional Learning. We committed to doing professional development around SEL. Teachers explored the theme of Kindness with students. As a staff we have committed to using Second Step to support the intentional teaching of pro-social behaviours for all leaners.
The communication with families includes information on promoting social emotional competencies for all learners.
We are in the process of collecting data from students, staff and families to better inform our next steps.
School Planning Team Members
Administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and students.
Monitor Evaluate & Adapt
What are our Indicators of Progress?
Indicators of progress
We continuously examine how our School Plan informs and reflects our values and our practice, by identifying and deepening the alignment between our goals, our decisions and our actions. We continue to consider the connection between our School Plan and our practice in the following areas:
- Professional development and collaboration activities
- Learning resources and budget choices
- Curriculum and instruction
- Communication and engagement of our school community
- Communication with families
- gather students in small group to collect data around our school goals
- implement the Second Step program
- Continue to prioritize professional development around social-emotional learning and First Peoples Principles of Learning
How do we Communicate our Progress?
Goal: To foster a culture of kindness and inclusivity in the Ross Road school community.
We build community in many ways:
Pancake breakfast: Ross Road staff members hosts this yearly event to welcome families to new the school year.
Terry Fox run: Students bring a toonie for Terry and run in support of cancer research.
Hoe down: Our students and staff all get together for a dance.
Clubs: We have clubs such as Best Buddies, We Club and the Environment Club, that encourage community responsibility, kindness and inclusion.
Kindness: Our classes participate in activities that encourage kindness and inclusion. Our Intermediate students created a kindness club.
School musical: All our students are part of this yearly production!
Km Club: In the spring, many of our students, parents, and staff come together before school to run around the track.
Fun Day: Students work in teams to create banners and chants, and participated in fun activities designed by our grade 7 students.
Parent appreciation: Our PAC brings our community together in many ways. Our staff hosts a parent appreciation celebration, and our parents host a luncheon for staff. We appreciate each other!
Goal: To intentionally and purposefully teach Indigenous Ways of Knowing.
We learn about Indigenous Ways of Knowing across the curriculum.
We care for salmon eggs until they are ready to be released in our neighbourhood creek. A First Nations educator shares the history of salmon with students from an Indigenous perspective and shares stories of salmon from the local Squamish and Tseil-Watuuth Nations.
Students participate in the Blanket Exercise to learn about pre and post contact with European settlers
Students explore Indigenous knowledge, history, and values while in attendance at programs at the Cheakamus centre during Skw’une-was and Outdoor School.