Thu, 11 May, 2017
At the May 9, 2017 public meeting, District administration presented a report that showed our students, staff and families feel District schools are safe, welcoming and respectful places.
“Our Board sees first-hand how our staff and students live out our mission, vision and values in all our classrooms,” said Board Chair Michelle Draper. “Students, families and staff see and feel equity, inclusion and respect in our District every day.”
Highlights of the report:
District administration gave a report to Trustees about how teachers assess and evaluate student learning. Because classrooms are more complex today and the curriculum is increasingly diverse, the way teachers assess and evaluate students continues to evolve as well. Teachers continually evaluate students’ ability to communicate, analyze, infer, problem solve, write, calculate, think critically and show an array of other skills. Students are given numerous opportunities to demonstrate this learning throughout the school year, in addition to writing standardized provincial exams at specific grade levels.
Administration noted staff members have much support within the District when it comes to assessment practices, including:
During Tuesday's meeting, Trustees also passed a motion to ask the government to include financial literacy and consumer rights’ education in the redevelopment of provincial curriculum. In addition, Board Chair Draper thanked emergency crews for their quick and professional response to the weekend fire at Kim Hung School.