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Vision to Goal Setting

What is our Vision for Learning?

The Seycove community strives to engage its members in opportunities for collaborative innovation and learning, to build and maintain purposeful connections and relationships, and to create a safe environment in which to develop citizens of integrity.

  • A clear, focused vision for student engagement and learning
  • A safe and orderly environment –respect for adult and student diversity & strong sense of community and collective responsibility
  • A climate of high expectations for success and high levels of student achievement
  • Instructional leadership comprising of a culture of teamwork and collaboration
  • Frequent monitoring of student progress -strong systemic structures to monitor and review data
  • Strong home-school relations –ongoing communication of student learning

Curriculum, Connection, Diversity

  1. Increase engagement/empowerment for students
  2. Increase collaborative innovation and learning
  3. Support the development of citizens of integrity
  4. Ensure a safe and caring environment
  5. Develop purposeful connections and relationships
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Planning & Implementation

What is our Action Plan?

Staff Planning Focus

Our main project for the year centred around staff-established working groups. Our work on engagement was not solely in reference to students, but to staff as well. To this end, the driving questions for each of the working groups were designed by staff. The driving questions were also designed with the 3 strands of the school planning process in mind (Engagement and Learning; Collaboration, Communication and Community; Values and Vision) and had to be tied in some meaningful way to the District Priorities and the Pillars of Educational Practice.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

      • Reflective exercise #1

Wednesday, Sept. 25th, 2019

      • Collective Efficacy/Priorities/Core Competencies

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

      • Vibrant Learning Community
      • Essential Planning Strands
      • Mission Statement
      • Our School Survey results analysis

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

      • Reflective Exercise #2
      • Introduction of Working Groups
      • Focus areas from Dept Meetings

Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 2019

      • Working Group meeting #1

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

      • Working group discussion share out

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

      • Prep for Friday’s ProD Working group meetings
      • Reflective Exercise #3

Friday January 17th

      • Working Group meeting #2

Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 2020

      • Working Group meeting #3

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

      • Working group Showcase presentations #1
      • Staff engagement survey review

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

      • School Plan review
      • Working group Showcase presentations #2
      • Working Group Check-in “where are we?”

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

      • Working Group meeting #4
      • Finalizing of group findings

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

      • Final Working group presentations #3
      • Publishing of group findings to school plan site

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Friday, June 17, 2020

      • Reflective Exercise #4

Staff-established Working Group Driving Questions:

            1. How do we make IEP’s come alive in the classroom?
            2. How do we effectively track Technology in the school to enhance student engagement with resources?
            3. How can Interdisciplinary Project Based Learning (multiple perspectives) Make learning more relevant and engaging for students?
            4. How do we get more staff and student participation and engagement in extra-curricular activities, sports and Intramurals
            5. Which are the most effective Lab experiments in Junior Science?
            6. How can we use the ideas in “Empower” (book study) to create empowered learners at Seycove?
            7. What needs to be in place for students to feel engaged, safe and connected in and out of the classroom with regard to student anxiety and engagement?

District Priorities

    • Modernizing the Curriculum
    • Complex Learners
    • Aboriginal Education
    • Social Emotional Learning
    • Career Development

Pillars of Educational Practice

    • Curriculum
    • Instruction
    • Assessment
    • Social Emotional Learning

Parent and Student Focus

We initiated a survey for Staff, Parents, and Students to start gathering information to complete the sentence “Seycove is” …

The results are still being collated.

Seycove is … CLICK HERE

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Monitor Evaluate & Adapt

What are our Indicators of Progress?

Goals for 2019/2020


  • Making sure resources are up to date and consistent
  • Scope and sequence (department time for planning)


  • Plan lessons to keep all/most students engaged
    Adapting for learning differences and time management


  • Implementing Wifi free Wednesday
  • Staff department/grade collab time
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Communicating Progress

How do we Communicate our Progress?

To see additional parent communications CLICK HERE.

June 12 – Letter to Families

June 8 – Letter to Families

May 27 – Letter to Families

May 15 – Parent Letter

May 8 – Parent Letter

May 1 – Parent Letter

April 9 – Parent letter

April 7 – Accessing Lockers Thursday, April 9th

April 3 – Parent Letter

March 27 – Letter to Parents

For PAC Meeting Powerpoints CLICK HERE

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