School Plan for Continuous Growth 2020-2023 (year 2)

School Mission: Our mission is to ensure that every student is continuously guided to develop and learn in a Christ-centered, safe, and innovative environment..
School Vision: Embracing a collaborative approach to learning while promoting a safe, innovative and nurturing environment, our students will be inspired to achieve, serve others and pursue life-long learning.
School Charism: Together we make the difference

Priority:  Growing in Faith
Our students and staff will learn and live the Word of God through worship, witness, and service.
Key Strategies:
F.1 Empower students and staff to express and share their gifts from God and explore the school’s charism and its importance.
F.5 Engage families, parishes, and Catholic organizations to provide opportunities for growing in faith.
Actions we will take
Our charism is "Together we make the difference" Working from our previous growth plan the staff has commited to make our charism come to life in our school. The H.E. Berault school community truly believes that " Together we make a difference this value can be found in the Arts, Academics, and Athletics. School learning opportunities, social justice projects, community interactions will all be designed to allows students and staff to express and share their gifts from God. The school Chaplain will organize faith retreats for the 7,8,9 grade levels to enhance student faith opportunities. The professional teaching group will continue to seek opportunities to include Catholic agencies, consultants and clergy in the daily life of our school on a regular basis in there classrooms . The upcoming school year will include the Introduction of two faith afternoons for the 2020/21 school year. This opportunity will give students the opportunity to flex their time and attend sessions that they find interesting and support them in there faith journey. We will advertise to our greater community about our celebrations and welcome them to join us in our faith journey for the year. The above actions will awaken our community and increase our engagement opportunities for our families in the spiritual life of the school.
Performance Measures:
Our performance in this area will be evaluated using the following Local Measure:
  • ECSD Assurance Survey of Theme - Catholic Identity.
  • Monthly newsletter and school website submissions highlight student work and action
  • Physical evidence of charism throughout the school in displays and signage
  • Evidence of student work and completed social justice projects
Priority:  Student Success
Through a holistic approach, students will develop to their fullest potential through multiple pathways.
Key Strategies:
S.2 Implement teaching and assessment practices to deepen students’ understanding and to increase ability to target teaching and improve learning.
S.4 Continue to support students’ diverse needs through best practice and responsive and flexible programming.
Actions we will take
The H.E. Beriault professional learning staff take great pride in meeting all the needs of its students. For the 2021/22 school year staff will undertake a professional learning journey working on specific Thursday afternoons throughout the year. Our guiding practice will be centered around the Alberta Assessment Consortium workbook and publication Assessment Conversations. Three areas of critical analysis will include understanding learner outcomes, assessment and instruction, and considering needs of the learners. Teachers will be learning and working in there curricular PLC's groupings to reach these learning goals. Continued professional mentorship and at the elbow classroom interventions for our students through established school supports Learning coach and ELL coordinator with target numeracy and literacy strategies in our school. Work in this area will focus on assistive technology, differentiated instruction, and small/large group individual targeted support. Planned strategies outlined will contribute to responsive and flexible programing for our students. Our teaching staff will be working collaboratively with Division consultants to meet the specific actions we have outlined in our plan.
Performance Measures:
Our performance in this area will be measured using:
  • Alberta Education Assurance Measure of Student Learning (Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exam Results)
  • Alberta Education Assurance Measure of High School Completion
  • Alberta Education Assurance Measure of Citizenship
  • Alberta Education Assurance Measure of Student Learning Engagement
  • Alberta Education Assurance Measure of Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning Environment
  • Alberta Education Assurance Measure of Access to Support and Services
Local Measures:
  • ECSD Assurance Survey of Theme - Access to Help, Support and Resources
  • ECSD Assurance Survey of Theme - Student Engagement
  • ECSD Assurance Survey of Theme - Safe and Caring Learning Environment
  • ECSD Assurance Survey of Theme - Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit
  • School data on attendance, achievement, homework completion will be recorded and analysed for for continuous improvement.
Priority:  An Excellent Place to Work and Learn
We will provide an optimal learning and working environment that fosters a culture of faith, trust, unity, inclusivity, confidence, respect, value and appreciation for one another.
Key Strategies:
E.1 Ensure that all teachers and leaders have the acquired skills to meet the foundational knowledge of First Nations, Métis and Inuit standard as outlined in Alberta Education Teaching, Leadership, and Superintendent Leadership Quality Standards.
E.2 Develop, promote, and oversee the application of excellent professional practices consistent with the Teaching Quality Standard, Leadership Quality Standard, and Superintendent Leadership Quality Standard, all which guide and support student achievement.
Actions we will take
Working with the schools established Braided Journeys program we will explore and strengthen our knowledge in areas of the new TQS for our professional teaching staff. Cultural and socio-economic factors and data collected by the Braided Journeys coordinator will be shared and analysed monthly by teaching staff to guide teaching practice and offer opportunities for adjustment and time to implement changes to assure success for our FMNI students. Staff will be presented a PD session hosted by " Indspire" focused on the new TQS and the schools yearly book study will be "Teaching resiliency in times of collective trauma" Gabor Mate. We will continue our great work next year in this area with the hope that our competency will grow and flourish with the foundational knowledge of First Nations, Metis and Inuit. Utilizing our school psychologist, school resource officer, and learning coach we have created a successful wrap- around service to be meet the social and emotional needs of our students. It is multi disciplined approach leveraging all of the resources in our learning environment to best meet the needs of our students.
Performance Measures:
Our performance in this area will be measured using:
  • Alberta Education Assurance Measure of Education Quality
Local Measures:
  • ECSD Assurance Survey of Theme - Teaching and Assessment Practices
  • ECSD Assurance Survey of Theme - Staff Engagement and Respect in the Workplace
  • ECSD Assurance Survey of Theme - Overall Satisfaction with Edmonton Catholic Schools
  • Braided Journeys program data (ie: attendance, homework completion, participation in cultural activities)
Priority:  Building Our Future Together
We will engage in good stewardship of all resources through principled governance and engagement.
Key Strategies:
B.3 Ensure that resources are being used effectively and efficiently while providing flexibility for how schools and departments meet their unique needs.
B.4 Continue to nurture collaborations, relationships and partnerships to provide programs and services for students from Pre-K-12.
B.5 Ensure decisions are data-informed; enable best practice indicators and transparency to ensure continuous improvement.
Actions we will take
To maintain a student-centered climate, we must be vigilant with limited resources. Student success is linked to fiscal responsibility; therefore, allocations of resources must support student learning. It is imperative that we rely on our own staff and other experts to make professional judgments based on evidence when allocating resources. With a continued focus on literacy and numeracy skills we will allocate staff who can provide direct literacy and numeracy support for students. Our Learning Coach will also work alongside staff to build our collective efficacy in these areas. We will schedule regular opportunities for collaboration to focus on instructional improvement and to establish a means to collaborate on assessment and differentiation practices. Stewardship is promoting the well-being of all persons within an organization. By connecting to our school charism, “Together We Make A Difference,” we focus on celebrating diversity in our school community through staff professional development, creating visual displays throughout the school that celebrate the diversity in our student body, including prayers and O’ Canada in a variety of languages during morning announcements, highlighting role models from minority groups in our religion classes and celebrating important months such as Black History month, Asian Heritage month, National Indigenous History month, and Pride month with a variety of activities. In addition, we would like to impart the importance of environmental stewardship to our students through actions such as a reduction of printing and the student-led Environment club. Finally, we acknowledge that because of the pandemic, our students and staff will require increased support to ensure that they are well mentally and emotionally. We have maintained our full-time psychologist who will continue her valuable support of students.
Performance Measures:
Our performance in this area will also be measured using:
  • Alberta Education Assurance Measure of Parental Involvement and,
  • Alberta Education Assurance Measure of Budget-Actual Comparison
Local Measures:
  • ECSD Assurance Survey of Theme - Parent/Guardian Involvement
  • ECSD Assurance Survey of Theme - Implementing Frameworks and Procedures
  • We will continue to measure the results of these actions through data such as levelled reading exams, MIPI exams, provincial achievement exams, and regression analysis
  • Survey results for Assurance Survey and Division Satisfaction Survey
  • Feedback from our parent community at School Council meetings
November Review:
(School Charism) goal is coming to life at HEB, School focused in early fall on school wide Terry Fox run, currently paired with EPS on Christmas card campaign for the elderly, creating food hampers for advent season and planning for major social justice project in the Spring with dollars being allocated to the Edmonton Catholic foundation. (Through a holistic approach, students will develop to their fullest potential through multiple pathways) Currently our staff is participating as pilot school in the districts JH literacy program and also participating as pilot with districts social studies team. (We will provide an optimal learning and working environment that fosters a culture of faith, trust, unity, inclusivity, confidence, respect, value and appreciation for one another) Braided Journey program has been allocated a full classroom for its program and new learning furniture and resources have been allocated to the program. New coordinator establishing relationships with school community. (We will engage in good stewardship of all resources through principled governance and engagement) - Previous years assurance results have been shared with staff and our being used to set the direction for the remainder of the school year.
February Review:
(School Charism) - Staff is working on school wide spring social justice project involving all grade levels and supporting the Edmonton Catholic schools foundation. Currently in the process of seeking out an artist to paint our school charism "Together we make a difference in our halls" (We will provide an optimal learning and working environment that fosters a culture of faith, trust, unity, inclusivity, confidence, respect, value and appreciation for one another) Braided journey program participated in the moose hide campaign bringing awareness and teachings in regards to violence against ingenious women.( We will engage in good stewardship of all resources through principled governance and engagement) Working with current parent council we have opened up the discussion with regards to a new dress policy to follow the new guidelines being drafted by the District.