As our opening months end, I would like to take a few moments to reflect on what we have accomplished at Ramsay School. Our first term has been a very rewarding and exciting time, as we welcomed back all of our returning students alongside many new families joining our school community.
Our staff are working hard to create a very Welcoming, Caring, Safe, and Inclusive learning environment to ensure all students feel connected and are successful in their learning.
Classrooms have been buzzing with intellectually engaging learning tasks during the past few months. All classrooms have enjoyed the wonderful fall weather to go outside, explore our community and extend their learning outside of the classroom onto the land. Remember to ask your child what they learned about each day and the connections that they have made.
School Development Plan (SDP) and Professional Learning
During September and October, our staff spent time looking at our school learning data, ensuring that our three-year School Development Plan is focused on supporting our three goals: Well-being, Literacy and Mathematics.
Our three-year School Development Plan (outlining our goals, strategies and actions), School Improvement Results Report (explaining progress towards our SDP goals during the 2021-2022 school year), and Report to Parents on Fees 2021-22 will be posted on our website at the end of November.
Staff have continued to develop their practice and understanding through the CBE System Wide Indigenous Professional Learning Day on October 7th. Through this day, we were able to deepen our understanding of Truth and Reconciliation and learn ways to incorporate Indigenous perspectives into learning. We continue to develop our Professional Learning this year by spending time learning about New Curriculum and its implementation.
Students were very excited in September to learn soccer skills when we hoisted Clubb Sport Soccer for a full-week residency. It was wonderful to see students out of the field learning the sport and developing skills through active soccer play.
Open House / Student Learning Conferences
We want to thank all parents/guardians who attended our Open House in September. We will be having our Student Learning Conferences on November 24 and 25, 2022. We hope that all parents can join us to discuss the learning that has taken place so far. We appreciate your continued support of your child’s learning at our school and your partnership with the school is invaluable. Specific conference information will be sent to parents at the beginning of November.
School Council and School Society
Parents and community members are important partners in public education. Through school councils, our partners can make significant and meaningful contributions to the learning opportunities provided to CBE students. – CBE The Role of School Council
We were very excited to have had two School Council meetings and to work alongside parents and families to provide the best learning environment possible for all of our students. School Council was excited to host a welcome Taco Night in September, which many families attended. This was a great community event where families were able to get to know each other while enjoying Tacos on the field! Our Ramsay Parent Society has also been busy this month with hosting a casino event and planning for ways to support learning experiences at the school, including Field Trips, Residencies, Technology, Art and many other areas.
This has been an exciting first few months of the school year and I am very excited to learn alongside our community and ensure the success of all of our students!