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

School Mission: St. Rose School is committed to nurturing students to become: • Receptive Learners • Caring and Compassionate Christians • Young Men and Women who are Committed to Pursuing Excellence by Using their Gifts from God • Individuals Prepared to Cope with Life’s Challenges • Stewards of the Catholic Faith.
School Vision: The purpose and fulfillment of life can be found in living out the Catholic value of Love: Love God Love Your Neighbour Love Yourself Based on the Gospel of Mark 12. 29-31
School Charism: Leaders and Advocates for Faith, Caring, Love, Respect and Charity.

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
In partnership with our school parish, St. John the Evangelist, St. Rose students will further their involvement in the life of the Church. Students will be encouraged to provide more ministries at school Masses such as Extra-ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. Students will also be encouraged to participate in the charitable works of the parish such as collaborating with the Knights of Columbus activities such as pancake breakfasts. As the St. Rose Chapel is now functional as a sacred space, students, staff and Fr. Dean are encouraged to use it for the celebration of the Eucharist, faith formation and individual and whole class prayer.
Performance Measures:
Our performance in this area will be evaluated using the following Local Measure:
  • ECSD Assurance Survey of Theme - Catholic Identity.
Priority:  Student Success
Through a holistic approach, students will develop to their fullest potential through multiple pathways.
Key Strategies:
S.4 Continue to support students’ diverse needs through best practice and responsive and flexible programming.
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
Teachers will continue to differentiate instruction for Knowledge and Employability qualified students by strategies such as one-on-one pull out sessions, separate Google Classrooms and podcasts. Continue with the progression of the Honours Social Studies class from grade seven to grade eight. The school will continue to offer school-wide opportunities for students to learn about FNMI perspectives through Flex sessions offered in conjunction with Indigenous Learning Services. Staff teaching the Accelerated Math and Accelerated Science classes will be encouraged to collaborate with their counterparts in other schools offering similar programs to develop best practices. Teachers will continue to develop strategies to engage students in higher order thinking skills.
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.5 Continue to create opportunities and pathways for staff to develop and pursue advancement within their employee groups for robust succession planning within the Division.
Actions we will take
Staff will continue their work from 2020-2021 to increase their knowledge of the FNMI perspective and continue integrating that knowledge and those perspectives in classroom activities as appropriate. The school will create opportunities for staff to diversify their teaching portfolios and their professional development in order to facilitate staff having more career opportunities within ECSD. Teachers, FSLW, and Fr. Dean will promote staff health and wellness, particularly mental health and spiritual growth, to help staff towards an improved working environment.
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
Priority:  Building Our Future Together
We will engage in good stewardship of all resources through principled governance and engagement.
Key Strategies:
B.5 Ensure decisions are data-informed; enable best practice indicators and transparency to ensure continuous improvement.
Actions we will take
St. Rose will continue to build upon information gathered from provincial and division surveys, PAT results, CCAT data etc. to continually improve the student learning experience and success of the students and the school as a whole.
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.. Kids are involved in mass whenever possible with readings and social justice projects Chapel is too small to take most classes in for Religion class 8CD’s did one day but it was pretty tight Student participated in music ministry Religion teachers can invite Fr. Dean into the classroom Through a holistic approach students will develop to their fullest potential through multiple pathways K&E students: pull out of students in math and science. Individualized instruction with their children Honours progression for Social Studies is occurring FNMI perspectives: We have begun incorporating Treaty 6 on the announcements Staff Teaching the Accelerated Science and Math: collaboration is difficult because we are following a different teaching timeline than other schools Thursday afternoon working on assessment: formative vs summative, non-calculator exams, working towards common assessments, building foundations so that we can move to higher level thinking skills Optimal Learning and working environment ELA, Social and Math teachers are working with the Division on building common assessments for the division Working towards promoting mental health in the school Stewardship Teachers are not interested in meeting within their departments to go through PAT and results because they are outdated at this point. They are curious what is happening with the PATs this year.
February Review:
February Review In partnership with the parish, Fr. Dean did do our Advent celebration, Remembrance Day liturgy. We will use the chapel more often. We continue to invite Fr. Dean to come to the school to supplement teaching in the classroom as well as attend extra curricular activities. This goal has been implemented more since our last review. K & E students: Multiple Pathways: Moving HHS to grade 9 for the 2022-2023 year. We have utilized Flex sessions to enrich the curriculum and encourage higher order thinking skills. We are looking to increase the amount of Indigenous Flex Session on April 14th. Optimal Learning Environment: Scavenger hunt for the staff. Active breaks in the staff meetings to promote mental health of staff We have created a mental health craft space for our students. Common Assessments: We are working towards having more common assessments ready for the end of the year so that full implementation is possible for the 2022-2023 school year.