“We are committed to enabling all students to reach their potential, and to succeed.
Our challenge is that every student is unique and each must have opportunities to achieve success according to her/his own interests, abilities and goals.”
Growing Success, Ministry of Education Ontario, 2010
We work with children to develop positive learning skills and work habits, as well as knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts, their practical application, and critical thinking and communication skills. Our goal is to promote independence and resilience, while guiding and teaching the emergent child based on our close observation of them – assessment as learning. Our daily interactions with children provide descriptive feedback on strengths and needs – assessment for learning.
Teachers are in regular contact with parents about their child’s social, emotional and intellectual growth, through personal contact, phone calls and meetings. Teachers write a Progress Report in November, and two Provincial Report cards, one in January and one in June, as required by the Ministry of Education. We use the threefold framework of Hands, Heart and Head to report to parents on our assessment of learning.