MISSION STATEMENT : To improve learning outcomes by building a ‘Kind’ school through engaging our whole community to value learning, themselves and others.
Students are able to:
Be their own teacher
Articulate what they are learning and why
Initiate and engage in effective dialogue and feedback
Talk about how they are learning – the strategies they are using to learn
Articulate their next learning steps
Understand assessment tools used and what their results mean and can self-assess (assessment capable)
Seeks opportunities and develops strategies to know what to do when they don’t know what to do
Respond to challenges using effective strategies
Teachers are able to:
Build relationships with students – students know that they care.
Engage in effective dialogue with students
Develop a safe engaging classroom environment
Be clear about learning progressions
Use strategies to allow accelerated learning to occur
Provide challenging learning for students
Set high achievable expectations for learning
Use a wide range of instructional strategies
Be an activator rather than a facilitator
Be highly effective practitioners of student learning
Know how to accelerate learning.
Home and School Partnership that:
Have a common language of learning that is shared with home and school
Have a shared understanding of common goals
Have shared high expectations, especially over the importance of education.