School Plan for Continuous Growth 2020-2023 (year 3)

School Mission: The mission of St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School, as a Christ-centered community, is to inspire all students to learn, to prepare them to live fully, and to serve God in one another. .
School Vision: St. Bernadette School shares the vision of Edmonton Catholic School District’s statement "Our students will learn together, work together and pray together in answering the call to a faith-filled life of service", and adds “As a school community, we celebrate the gift of every child, developing 21st century learning skills by integrating literacy and technology for inquiry.
School Charism: A family of faith and action, welcoming all in love and hope

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 Re-engage families, parishes, and Catholic organizations to provide opportunities for growing in faith.
F.4 Provide formation opportunities for students and staff that further their participation in our faith and enable them to discern the presence of God in their lives.
Actions we will take
As we emerge from the previous two years of pandemic induced limitations, we will continue to focus our efforts on reconnecting with our parish, community and families. Our school motto is "You being you is God's dream coming true". We will continue to build ways in which students and staff recognize their God given gifts and talents, and best utilize them to make God's dreams for us come to reality. Our Catholicity will be present in all actions, and we will engage in social justice activities to reflect our commitment to letting our light shine. - We will capture our work on bulletin boards, photos, and share via our school social media accounts. - We will continue our Cards of Kindness initiative to further facilitate community connections. - We will explicitly invite parents to join us for all liturgical celebrations. - We will create a school based club called The Dreamers, in which students will spearhead our Social Justice projects and facilitate theme days. - We will coordinate connection with our community parish and visit.
Performance Measures:
Our performance in this area will be evaluated using the following Local Measure:
  • ECSD Assurance Survey of Theme - Catholic Identity.
  • Website publications
  • Social media accounts
  • Social Justice submissions
Priority:  Student Success
Through a holistic approach, students will develop to their fullest potential through multiple pathways.
Key Strategies:
S.1 Identify and apply best practices for curriculum implementation to ensure student success.
S.6 Continue programs and enhanced academic and cultural supports for all students that lead to successful transitions and encourage life-long learning.
Actions we will take
With the implementation of new English Language Art and Mathematics in Kindergarten to Grade 3, and new Physical Education and wellness in Kindergarten to Grade 6, staff will engage in ongoing professional development to ensure best practices and pedagogical development. - We will partner and collaborate with St. Leo and will meet several times through the year to provide opportunities for professional development. - We will create our version of CC PLC (collaboration time with division partners ie. 1,2,3/ 4,5,6). - We will continue to support students with technology - 1 to 1 devices. - We will continue to focus on digital citizenship.
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
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.7 Begin to implement the ECSD Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Strategic Plan.
Actions we will take
Our school wide focus will be on implementing the ECSD EDIAR (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Strategic Plan) in addition to developing the necessary skills to meet the foundational knowledge of FNMI standards as per the TQS and LQS. - Our staff and students will engage in collaborative activities to widen our scopes of skills and understanding in both areas. - Our staff will have professional development to support our learning. - We will collaborate with Ben Calf Robe as a neighbourhood sister school. - We will continue to offer a student led Life group to provide support and education in EDIAR. - We will create our own Land Acknowledgment - We will invite guests from ILS to attend out site to lead us in FNMI specific activities, including a blanket activity. - We will bring elders and other community members in in collaboration with Ben Calf Robe. - We will create school list of books specific to topic and where to find the books in the school.
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
  • We will display and share our learnings visually in the school and on our social media accounts.
Priority:  Building Our Future Together
We will engage in good stewardship of all resources through principled governance and engagement.
Key Strategies:
B.2 Continue to walk together recognizing the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
B.3 Ensure that resources are being used effectively and efficiently while providing flexibility for how schools and departments meet their unique needs.
Actions we will take
Our continued focus is for our staff and students to gain an understanding of the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. - Staff and students will participate in Indigenous learning and cultural experiences. - This learning will be reflected through curricular outcomes and reported through Powerschool. - Learning will also be reflected and posted through bulletin boards/website/newsletters. - Through our Collaborative meetings with staff, parents, and district/government support team members, we will identify indigenous student needs and what instructional strategies/supports best support them.
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
November Review:
Our students and staff will learn and live the Word of God through worship, witness, and service. - We continue to showcase our work internally and externally - Our Kindness Creation initiative is being extremely well received by our community. Following a delivery we often receive several phone calls of thanks - Parents and family members are attending liturgical celebrations in increasing numbers - Our student leadership club is very active, designing theme days and social justice projects. For Advent they visioned a collection called the Mission of Hope wherein we are gathering socks, toques and mittens for Hope Mission to say thank you for providing us with lunches each day. Through a holistic approach, students will develop to their fullest potential through multiple pathways. - We have met with St. Leo for joint PD, and allowed teaching and support staff to develop collaborative partnerships. - We continue to provide 1:1 devices - As a whole school we will go skiing, offering students an opportunity to develop their physical literacy in a new way - Cultural presentations, including Alberta Musical Theatre Company and Earth Rangers have attended our site, exposing the children to new experiences 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. - We continue to focus on ensuring our site is one that is open and welcoming to all - Staff has had PD opportunities - We welcomes a Knowledge Keeper for our Orange Shirt Day celebration who led our school in a smudge ceremony and a drumming song - We will welcome a traditional hoop dancer in December - We have purchased several books and additional FNMI resources - We have created a group called the Gathering Circle, which provides our FNMI students an opportunity to meet and learn about their culture We will engage in good stewardship of all resources through principled governance and engagement. - Teachers enter data into PowerSchool in a timely manner - We will print paper copies of the January Summary report to ensure that each student has access to their reporting data - Staff post student work in classrooms and on bulletin boards - Student learning is showcased regularly via our Social Media accounts and newsletters
February Review: