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Cariboo Hill School Plan :

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Transcript of Cariboo Hill School Plan :

Scanning
What is going on for our learners? For our community?
School Plan :
École Cariboo Hill Secondary School

Student and staff pride in community
Small school helps everyone be known
Welcoming environment
Many opportunities to become involved
Challenges:
Lack of connectedness/ownership for some students
Need cohesive school vision/identity
Number of students from our elementary schools not attending C.H.
Older physical environment
Focus
Developing A Hunch
How do we build a culture of curiosity/an openness to learn more about ourselves, our students/community?
Appreciative Inquiry
Changing structure of staff meetings (Conversational)
Continuous review/reflection
Pro-D conversations
Informal/small group discussion
How do we build on our strengths?
What is the best we imagine for our school community?
Focus:
How do we learn more about what is important to our students and our community?
Checking/Learning
Student forums 2012
Words to describe us/our identity
What are you most proud of?
What are our weaknesses?
What does staff do to contribute to our identity?

Checking/Learning
Appreciative Inquiry process with staff/parents
Learning/Checking Sept. 2012
Learning
Teacher visitation to Thomas Haney to explore alternative school structures in support of our school goals
Development & Implementation of House Block structure
Teacher Collaboration
Learning
How do we strengthen our identity/school culture?
Developing a common understanding of school culture/develop common language to support cohesiveness
Culture building conversations
What is most important to you as a member of our school community?
What do you want our school to be known for/as?
What is a phrase/words we can use to build our school community?
Learning:


Focus:
Teaching touchstone
Take care of self
Take care of others
Take care of our place
How do we move this beyond a motto? How do we embed it in our everyday practice?
How do we build stronger relationships with our students connections to our school community/our family of schools?
Developing a Hunch
How does the T. Haney model of house block support our goal of strong/learning school culture/relationships?
Embed our teaching touchstone?
How will teacher collaboration support our goals and strengthen our community?
Focus:
How do we use the structure of house block to strengthen school connectedness and develop social/emotional learning opportunities?
How do we understand social/emotional development of our students?
Social/emotional learning
Professional development series with S. Dorey
Self Regulation
Mind Up training
First wave learning team
Collaboration group
Vulnerability/Brown

Building an inclusive and caring
school community
- Pro D sessions with Schnellert
School Plan :
École Cariboo Hill Secondary School

Community Connections
Strengthening our identity as a community of
learners
Restorative Practices
Teacher Collaboration
Strengthen teacher to teacher learning & connection:
Summit Engineering
Social-emotional learning
School garden
Outdoor learning
Technology - iPad use
Family of schools
Neighbourhood Learning Coordinator
Community Leadership - new course/ YAC (Youth Action Committee)
High Five training/mentoring elementary schools
Rec 'n' Road
Soccer camp
Bienalle Art project
restorative school culture
problem solving approach
alternatives to suspension
community service/soccer camp
drug use education /I.D.S
School Environment:
creating space/places for community building
develop student ownership
artistic expression as culture building
creating space for self-regulation
Peer Mentor Development
"Tribes" training of 80 grade 10, 11, 12 peer mentors to support house block/collaboration time
--> Peer Mentor Retreat: Oct. 2, 2013
Shift in school goal from school wellness to school culture:
Promote a safe and caring school by strengthening school culture & student attachment to our school community
taking action
taking action

Self-esteem building sessions
girls group with Burnaby Family Life
meditation in class
mind-up strategies in class
empathy building/perspective -taking
goal-setting strategies
body image workshops
leadership development
Friends of Simon tutoring
Targeted social-emotional group
Developmental Assets)
spaces for self regulation
Lit Dynamics class (blends social & learning support)
Tech ed. workshops
Drama/Visual arts
Garden development
Girls' self-esteem group
Community cooking class
Multicultural Club - cooking soirée with elementary & secondary moms and students
Community Connections
Strengthen articulation with family of schools
Gr. 7 visits in Feb./May
Articulation meetings expanded to May and October
Teacher connections
Math contest collaboration
Cariboo teachers "teaching" at elementary
Me to We/YAC initiatives with elementary
Gr. 7 student art projects
Youth social worker (Noam) social media elementary schools
Community Connections
Broader community
YAC/Community leadership course
George Derby
Evergreen Foundation - garden
Outdoor learning classroom
Douglas College Nursing students
Burnaby Family Life
Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Youth & Philanthropy Initiative
Recreation partners for P.E. programs
How do we begin to shift and strengthen our students' thinking into a growth mindset?
What are the characteristics of growth mindset that we want to nurture?
Growth Mindset
STUDENT CONNECTEDNESS TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY STRENGTHENS POTENTIAL FOR SUCCESS AS LEARNERS
SUCCESS AS LEARNERS STRENGTHENS STUDENTS' CONNECTEDNESS TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY
Focusing on student engagement and success as learners
Shifting culture in school community where 'strong work' is valued and celebrated
Developing pride in doing 'strong work' leads to engagement and success as learners
develop sense of belonging/connectedness to school community
knowing the 'whole student'
solid relationships support student learning
'soft start' to the school day
create communities of learners within the larger school community
collaboration between students in a multi age setting
empowerment, engagement and encouragement of learning
Develop Common Understanding
House Block Intentions
Implementation of House
Block as a structure
to support school culture student attachment
Taking Action:

Social/Emotional Learning
How do we use HB and Collab time to strengthen student engagement/highlight and celebrate pride in strong work?
How do we recognize and celebrate growth mind set/work ethic?
How does this fit with our work on social emotional learning/self regulation?
How do we develop shared ownership and responsibility?
What opportunities can we create to celebrate 'strong work' within the school and community?
Scanning: Focus conversations with our learners
Is it important for you to do your best work at school? Why?
What is something in your life that you work very hard at? Why? What helps you do this? How does it make you feel to achieve success in this?
When things get tough what support and structure do you need?
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