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Our Learning Plan

Moving Forward into the 2019-20 School Year

We began in September 2019, by reviewing the big  ideas that were identified from our scanning results last year.  As a team we agreed that:

GRE's Vision Statement 

Nurturing Relationships to Foster Success

by:

  • striving to know all of our students and greet them by their name when we see them in the halls and on the playground
  • knowing our students strengths and passions and also knowing where their stretches are
  • being their to help students solve problems, whether its with their learning or their relationships
  • buildinga culture of trust with our students, parents and colleagues
  • communicating clearly to our studnets and community what our values are and the importance that we place on our work
  • create a sense of belonging by meeting all learners where they are and moving forward from there

School Improvement Goal:

To Develop a Growth Mindset in our students, in hopes of providing them with the skills and understanding of the power that they have in their life and their learning!  We want them to feel empowered in facing the challenges that will happen inside the classroom, school and community and know that if they perservere, make a plan and work hard that they can succeed!

School Focus:

  • To build understanding about Growth Mindset with our staff and students and the realization that our brain is a muscle and can grow
  •  To  continue to focus on SEL by developing self-regulation strategies and refining our use of them through implementing the program 'Play is the Way'
  • To foster curiousity, ownership and passion for learning by introducing Inquiry into our classrooms

2017 -2018 Spirals of Inquiry – Our Next Step in Supporting Learning

As of May 2016, the Ministry of Education removed the requirement for schools to have a School Planning Council (SPC) which consisted of representation of parents, teachers and administration.  Our District believes strongly that although there no longer exists a formal SPC, important discussions about what is going on in the school with regards to improving student learning need to continue to happen and that parents, teachers and administration need to continue to work together to set goals and monitor student learning. 

To that end, the process our District has chosen for setting goals is based on the idea of inquiry. Inquiry is about being open to new learning and taking informed action.  Inquiry has six key stages: scanning, focusing, developing a hunch, new professional learning, taking action, and checking that a big enough difference has been made. At each stage in the spiral, three questions are asked:

•             What is going on for our learners?

•             How do we know?

•             Why does this matter? 

As a staff we engaged in the inquiry process for the first time, during the 2017-2018 school year.  We began by asking ourselves the question, "What is going on for our learners?" and then we asked our students the Four Key Questions That Matter:

1) Can you name TWO adults in this school who believe you will be a success in life? How do they show you that they believe in you?

2) Where are you going with your learning? What are you learning? What are the big ideas that you are exploring? Why is this important?

3) How are you doing? What would you like to tell others about how you are doing with your learning? How do you know how you are doing?

4) Where to next? Tell me what the next piece of learning is for you? What do you need to do to get better at this?


Link to more information about the Spirals of Inquiry

Pre-Existing Supportive Structures:  How GRE Supports the Needs of all Learners

At Glenrosa Elementary School we follow three formalized structures to assist us in identifying and supporting the needs of our learners, academically and social/emotionally.  They are:

1. We follow a Pyramid of Support to ensure that we meet the needs of all learners.  At the beginning of each term we meet as a School Based Team (Admin, Teacher, Counsellor, LAT, Resource Teacher and First Nations Advocate) to discuss how the students in each class are doing and determine where students are in the Pyramid of Intervention and to use this information to plan support.  It is important to do this regularly, as the boundaries between the pyramid levels are fluid.

GRE Pyramid of Intervention for Support

2. We identify the needs of all learners through a series of data collection structures:

  • Early Learning Profile (ELP)
  • School wide writes (SWW) 
  • PM Benchmarks
  • Whole Class Reading  Assessment
  • CSL performance standards (Report Cards)
  • Staff obervations

3. We have in place a clear Flow Chart for seeking specialized support when identifying a student that is having difficulty.  

Glenrosa SBT Flowchart

Teachers also...

  • Collaborate with their teaching partners in order to collaboratively solve problems of teaching and learning.
  • Co-plan and co-teach lessons and units with members of the SBT team in order to differentiate instruction to meet individual student needs.
  • Meet as a School Based Team on a bi-monthly basis to collaboratively address issues with vulnerable students..​



Link to more information about the Spirals of Inquiry


To see our progress through the Spirals of Inquiry go to 'Inquiry Process' on this site.