SUPPORTING OUR LEARNING CULTURE THROUGH COMMUNITY and Parent PARTNERSHIPS
Our school council participated in our Community Connection evening in April. Families enjoyed sampling healthy lunch snacks for students and meeting many community partners. Families spent time speaking with representatives from the Newcomer Centre of Peel, Peel Regional Police, Mississauga Valley Community Centre, Mississauga Library and YMCA. Families also received a hands-on gardening demonstration with Sheridan Nurseries and a multilingual presentation on Positive Discipline by Mississauga Children’s Aid.
Our Arabic speaking interpreters work daily with our students in the classroom and out on the playground. They support students with academics and social skill building, communicating with parents and translating written communication between home and school.
SUPPORTING OUR LEARNING CULTURE THROUGH DIVERSE TEACHING AND LEARNING EXPERIENCES
Inclusive and purposeful classroom practices, that honor multilingualism and multi-culture, support the language and literacy needs of immigrant children while encouraging and facilitating opportunities for student risk-taking in a safe and respectful environment.
SUPPORTING OUR LEARNING CULTURE THROUGH A UNIFIED COMMITMENT BY all school team members
The creation of a sustainable learning culture requires a unified commitment from our staff and students. Our teachers work together to teach self regulation and to create a safe learning space for ALL students to work and play. Through co-learning and co-teaching we have successfully launched the Zones of Regulation as a whole school focus and modified our school's lunchroom behavior to support all students in learning to self-regulate and make better choices.
A SPACE FOR ALL STUDENTS TO COME TOGETHER, TO EXPLORE CURIOSITIES, TO ASK QUESTIONS. A SPACE THAT FOSTERS AND ENCOURAGES LIFELONG LEARNING. A SPACE THAT PROMOTES A GROWTH MINDSET. A SPACE THAT IS DYNAMIC IN THAT IT ENCOURAGES AND FACILITATES OPPORTUNITIES FOR PURPOSEFUL RISK-TAKING AND AGENCY IN THE LEARNING PROCESS, WHILE FOSTERING A QUESTIONING DISPOSITION.