Vision to Goal Setting
What is our Vision for Learning?
Vision to Goal Setting
Visioning involves a school-based engagement process that highlights the strengths in our school community while identifying areas for future focus and development. Westview staff, students, and parents have continued to reflect on what matters to our school community. A focus on developing a sense of belonging, building community, and identifying programs and initiatives to enhance the learning environment had been a priority for the 2022-2023 school year and will continue to be for the 2023-2024 school year.
To promote a sense of belonging and engagement through continued honouring of community diversity.
To develop a kind and safe environment where students, staff and parents are supported as they work towards a common purpose.
- engaging staff, students, and parents in defining “Sense of Belonging”
- celebration assemblies
- multi-age grouping activities, Together Time
- PAC events ( BBQ socials, movie nights, multicultural night)
- Zones of Regulation
- Second Step Program
To deepen our understanding of Indigenous culture and ways of knowing and integrate into all areas of curriculum
To promote Indigenous student leadership.
To establish an Indigenous Working Group to collaborate and develop capacity.
To make use of newly acquired resources and maintain momentum in an authentic way.
- Indigenous Student Leadership (land acknowledgement, Coast Salish Anthem, Salmon celebration)
- embedding oral story telling
- Indigenous drumming incorporated in music program
- Exploration through the visual arts
- Understand local Indigenous history and place to continue building community
- weekly cultural lessons
To enhance and develop students’ writing skills.
- utilize Adrienne Gear’s book “Powerful Writing Structures”
- classroom based focus on writing strategies
- 4 collaboration sessions for the coming year will focus on writing
Planning & Implementation
What is our Action Plan?
Implementation Cycle for 2023-2024 School Year
September/ October: Communication of School Plan with Staff at Staff Meetings and Parents at PAC Meetings
November/ December: Continued implementation of strategies
School Planning Network (FOS)
January: Student Focus Group Discussion and Feedback
February/ March/ April: Continued implementation of strategies
School Planning Network (FOS)
May/June: Review and Reflection
Members Responsible for Westview School Plan
School Plan Working Group: Westview Elementary’s working group consists of Administrators, Teachers, CUPE staff, and PAC representatives.
Staff: All Westview staff members have a role and responsibility for the creation, implementation, and review of the school plan. The plan is a standing item on each monthly staff meeting.
Parents: The school plan is communicated to all parents in a variety of ways. Parents have the opportunity to discuss the school plan at the monthly PAC meetings. On occasions, the PAC Executive Committee is called upon to provide feedback and guidance to the school in relationship to the plan.
Students: A student focus group of student representatives will brought together for a guided discussion regarding their thoughts, opinions, and suggestions related to the school plan.
Monitor Evaluate & Adapt
What are our Indicators of Progress?
- local Elders and Knowledge Keepers sharing
- community participation in School Planning and District Strategic Planning
- student focus group feedback
- attendance at school events
- community feedback
How do we Communicate our Progress?
Westview Elementary’s school plan is an ongoing, evolving process that relies on reciprocal relationship between staff, students, parents and the community.
How do we communicate our progress:
weekly communication parents/guardians “Westview Community Memo”
Latest Progress & Updates
Westview School Plan 2022-2023
Progress Update: July 2023
During our 2022-2023 school year, our Westview School Community has reflected with pride at the work we have done towards our School Goals:
1. To promote a sense of belonging and engagement through honouring of community diversity.
2. To deepen our understanding of Indigenous culture and ways of knowing and integrate into all areas of curriculum.
3. To enhance and develop students’ writing skills.
Westview staff and parents met in the fall of 2022 to start the process of reflecting on the school plan. As a community, we identified and defined “Sense of Belonging” with a word art.
During the 2021-2022 school year, North Vancouver School District released its new 10 year strategic plan. This document has been a guide for inspired practices within Westview School. Here are few highlights from our 2022-2023 school year:
Provide students a greater voice regarding their education
Engage students in goal setting and a reflective practice of review and revise goals.
Focus on modeling innovative/ creative thinking and promote it in the classroom
School wide focus on the core competencies
Regular engagement at staff meetings, team meetings, and collaboration time with curriculum and instruction
Welcoming and Inclusive Culture
Welcoming students and parents to school in a positive/ inviting manner
Finding opportunities to recognize and celebrate the holidays of our diverse community
Westview enjoyed many Spirit Days
Fun Day was a special time of connection in our School Community
Mental Health and Well-Being
Westview students took part in the Social-Emotional Wellness program, Second Step
The return of Volleyball Ball, Basketball, and Track and Field was a wellness highlight for many students
Truth, Healing and Reconciliation
Westview continues to have active Indigenous student leadership with many ongoing projects
Westview students sang the Salmon Song accompanied by drumming to welcome the arrival of salmon eggs to our school
Connecting with the green space surrounding Westview, using our natural environment as a place for learning
Maintain the school garden
Westview Elementary continues to be a vibrant place of growth and learning. We look forward to expanding the sense of belonging, encouraging engagement, and meeting the diverse needs of our students. Our community continues to deepen our understanding of Indigenous culture as together we strive toward reconciliation.
Highlights of 2022-2023
School Planning Team
PAC Multicultural Night
Nowruz Table: Haft-Sin
Student Leaders leading Coast Salish Anthem at FOS Session
Student Leaders Making Announcements
Walk for Wenjack
Orange Shirt Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Student Leaders Making Bannock