Our learning environments include all students and their diverse perspectives and ideas
We celebrate the contributions from our diverse community of staff and students. Supporting diverse perspectives in our schools is an important part of student achievement and well-being. We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive learning environment free from inequity and discrimination.
Our Equity and Inclusion Policy underscores our commitment to providing inclusive programs, curriculum and services. We strive to create an environment for our students and staff that values independence, dignity, inclusiveness and respect. We are continually making improvements to remove barriers in our schools so that all students and staff experience a sense of belonging.
Our students, staff and community are supported by creative and collaborative problem-solving
Whether it is high tech innovation, or social innovation that is changing our society and communities to become better places to live, work and raise a family – we know our purpose as a public school district is to inspire our staff to see the potential in our students.
The collaboration with the University of Waterloo HeforShe campaign inspired students to consider how gender equity fits into the larger equity story. This creative writing contest brought students and staff from across the board together to understand gender and diversity, and explore how we can all contribute to building a better and more equitable world.
Our school communities are encouraged to learn by exploring new and innovative projects, ideas and approaches
From Kindergarten through to Grade 12, we are innovating the way we teach and learn, so that our students can become the next generation of innovators. We foster a culture where new ideas are welcomed and considered. We want to build our student’s capacity to think critically and problem-solve creatively.
Our Digital Learning Strategy outlines our commitment to technology supported learning and instruction. Technology uses concepts and skills from other disciplines, like science and media, to meet a need or solve a problem. Technology can spark curiosity and encourage students to learn through exploration and experimentation. We are expanding technology in classrooms to support improved learning and instruction.