Harrison School Council Minutes
Meeting: November 14, 2016
Tony Churchill, Caitlin Mason, Heather Haslam-Smith, Lauren Maltby-Lawrence, Amanda Fleury, Ang Harris, Cari-Lee Jones, Erin Lewis, Carrie Skeels, Ashley Monckton, Kim Anglehart, Tanya Achilles
Previous month’s minutes approved by Ang, Second by Carrie
School Events since last meeting:
School Field Trips since last meeting:
1) Literacy: 80% of the students will improve from a level 2 to level 3 on the DRA and/or PM benchmark assessment data in the areas of interpretation, inferring, and metacognition and 80% of students will improve from a C+ to a B- on report cards in the area of reading and writing Theory of Action: If we use co-created success criteria, Bump It Up strategies, and descriptive feedback then we are likely to see deeper comprehension skills (inferring, synthesizing, evaluating) improve in reading responses and the better use of the writing process (better topic development and improvement in the planning stage).
2) Numeracy: 70% of students will improve from a C+ to a B- on report cards in Numeracy in both primary and junior grades Theory of Action: If we provide a greater focus teaching students how to fully answer multi - step math problems, where they make their thinking visible through reasoning and proving, then we should see students expanding on their strengths in knowledge / understanding and being more confident in managing thinking / application type questions.
3) Well Being: 80% of our students with Ns and Ss in Responsibility and Self Regulation and Collaboration show improvement to Ss and Gs and 80% of students resolve minor conflicts with peer mediators during outside time (in the moment) using a Kelso’s choice and decrease entering the school after the break wanting to problem solve during instructional timeand 75% of students with a behaviour and / or safety plan will begin to use mindfulness strategies during their school day to help manage upset as a result of triggers in their day Theory of Action: If we create a school well being team (staff, students, community partners) to build strong relationships and a positive sense of self and spirit, then we enable learners who can understand and manage their own health and emotions - who are in a better position to reach their full potential.
$5000 GIC needs to be allocated
Suggestions from Tony Churchill:
Other Discussion Items
Meeting adjourned - first Heather Haslam-Smith, seconded by Carrie Skeels