Our Focus

Timeline of Our School Story

2020-2021  Math Mindset (Year 2)

Our focus this year continues in the area of Math Mindset.  All students were surveyed early in Term 2.  Due to the Pandemic which was thrust upon us in our previous school year, we felt halted in our efforts to further explore practices, theories and ideas that would serve to build confidence and improve mindset in Mathematics for our learners.  As we reviewed our survey questions from the previous school year, we decided to survey our students once again, using the same questions for the different grade groupings (K - 1, 2 - 3, 4 - 7).  The data that received has been intriguing when put up against the data from our previous school year.  In some areas, we have seen an improvement in mindset and a growth in confidence levels.  We are excited to share the results of the surveys conducted (See Our Learning).  This Spring, we plan to explore the feedback given by our students more fully in order to 'pull out' common themes which we will hope will further inform us as to what our students require in order to achieve greater success in Math.  We remain curious in finding resources and strategies that might improve student experience, boost confidence and make an overall difference for our learners.

2019-2020  Math Mindset (Year 1) *Important to note that due to the pandemic, we were unable to complete what we set out to do in Term 3 in this area

Our focus this year 'spiraled' from our inquiry in the previous school year.   Coming out of our 'scan' and 'hunches' and survey, the staff felt it was most important to focus on the area of Math Mindset.  All students were surveyed early in the school year.  Three different surveys were developed to question different grade groupings (K - 1, 2 - 3, 4 - 7).  The data that came out of these surveys served to tell a 'story' of our students regarding their levels of interest and confidence in Mathematics.  We were excited to share the results of the surveys conducted (See Our Learning) and interested to see if our students might experience growth and change in their Mindset, as well as in their levels of confidence as they continued to explore Mathemetics in a more positive and (hopefully) more useful way.  Our ultimate question became what theories, ideas, resources and practices we might adopt in order to make a difference for our learners.

2018-2019  Growth Mindset (vs Fixed Mindset)

2017-2018  Personal Awareness & Responsibilty: self-determination, self-regulation, well being