2010-2013 Catholic School Learning Plan for St. Elizabeth Seton

2010-2013 Catholic School Learning Plan for St. Elizabeth Seton
2010-2011 (Year 1) Progress Report
Culture, and
Action Plans to Support SMART Goal(s)
• By the end of June 2011,
St. Elizabeth Seton
Catholic School students’
sense of belonging,
inclusion, connectedness
and safety will increase
compared to baseline
data to be collected
using the Catholic
Community, Culture, and
Caring Survey when
made available by the
• Catholic School Community, Culture, and
Caring Action Team in place worked
collaboratively to implement a safe caring
environment. Various activities were
initiated such as: PALS Program; Circle of
Friends; Student Leadership through our
Student Faith Ambassadors; Peer
Mediators; Staff intervenes early to apply
progressive discipline when student
behaviour varies from the Code of Conduct
in such a way that students learn to make
better choices;
• Social Justice Projects (Food Drives for
Eden Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul
BAGS, Christmas Food Baskets, Terry Fox
Walk/Run, Hats off to Sick Kids Walk);
• Catholic Community, Culture, and Caring
School Climate Survey administered and
will respond accordingly;
• Virtues program in place: newsletters;
announcements/prayers; displays;
• Focus on maintaining positive schoolcommunity engagement and/or
collaborative partnerships (e.g., Peel Health
- ‘Child to Child’ Program, PLASP, Peel
Police-Youth Education, Neighbourhood
Policing Unit, Welcome To Kindergarten
night, Family Night, Volunteer Appreciation,
Open House, etc);
• Implemented Social Network Group
through our Speak Up Room – Intermediate
students initiate group activities for primary
students and engage students social skills
• Focus on maintaining positive school-parish
relationships (Sacramental preparation,
We have seen a decrease in negative
student behaviours, an increase in
progressive discipline, and an increase
in students contributing to their own
problem solving in respectful ways.
Our goal for next year includes the
implementation of a new program
which will allow staff and students to
use a common language around
conflict resolution.
Further goals for next year is to
continue to focus on Social Justice
Programs (Food Drives, Christmas Gift
Baskets, BAGS, etc.) and promoting
student leadership (Student Faith
Ambassadors, Social Network, etc.)
While we have completed our Action
Plans, we will continue to work in
these areas and refine our practices
As we review our School Climate
Survey data, we may also realign our
areas of focus
• By June 2011, student
performance at St.
Elizabeth Seton Catholic
School will increase by
2% on the Grade 6 EQAO
literacy assessment.
school liturgies, parish visits, school and
community masses, sacramental
preparations, student retreats, Share Life
fundraising activities, staff faith
development, parish-school symposium);
• Data about professional learning are
collected on an ongoing basis throughout
the year to ascertain impact on
instructional capacity, student learning and
professional learning needs
• Collaborative planning processes are used
to craft meaningful assessment tasks that:
- build on students’ knowledge and
- determine the depth of new learning in order
to identify next steps in the teachinglearning process
- align understanding of performance levels
across grades, divisions, courses, pathways
(e.g., teacher moderation, co-planning, coteaching)
• Instruction is scaffolded (e.g. the gradual
release of responsibility - modelled, shared
and guided teaching-learning processes) to
enable students to confidently and
independently demonstrate the intended
• Based on the analysis of student data,
personalized learning activities are
designed, developed and evaluated to
address students’ diverse learning styles,
working strategies and abilities.
Results of EQAO assessment will be
made available in September of 2011
Our goals for next year include an
increase in Guided Reading/Practice
and Teacher Moderation.
A further goal is an increase in
communication between divisions
regarding literacy goals to ensure that
scaffolding occurs.
Pathways and
Support and
• By June 2011, student
performance at St.
Elizabeth Seton Catholic
School will increase by
2% on the Grade 6 EQAO
numeracy assessment.
• By June 2011, have a
clearly defined process
that supports a team
approach, as part of
Transitions and Pathway
planning in response to
individual student
learning needs
• By the end of June 2013,
staff will demonstrate an
ongoing commitment to
attend ministry and
system-wide training
with a focus on
professional learning.
• Use of the 3-Part Lesson Model
• Ongoing Assessment and Feedback (use
student data and observe progress to
inform instruction for students, make
learning goals explicit to students)
• Use of Learning Tools Appropriate to
Mathematics (e.g., use manipulatives
and/or technology to model mathematical
concepts to allow students to construct
their own understanding).
• Developing a Mathematics Learning
Community (‘Accountable talk’ should be
encouraged on a daily basis through
discussion, questioning, and justification,
and powerful questions posed to promote
higher-order student thinking).
• Curriculum and programs provide students
opportunities to experience real life
situations and to develop and refine
transferable skills.
• Collaboration, lifelong learning, inquiry,
reflection and technology use are
• School Teams meet on an ongoing basis to
review student progress in order to provide
timely and tiered interventions.
• Career awareness/exploration is addressed
in every subject area/course.
• Various activities and events allow students
to learn more about their potential
• Staff attendance at mandatory in-services
and training sessions
• Staff to access PD place professional
development and training database system
• Evidence of compliance with Emergency
Procedures Training for all staff (e.g.,
Lockdown Procedures, Fire Drills)
• Selected staff to receive training and
certification in Crisis Prevention and
Intervention, First Aid, etc.
• School teams will attend literacy and
on -going
Results of EQAO assessment will be
made available in September of 2011
Junior and Intermediate teachers have
become involved in Numeracy
Networking this year
We have seen an increase in the use of
the 3-Part Lesson model,
manipulatives, and accountable talk in
the Mathematics classroom.
A goal for next year is to have the
Primary division participate in
Numeracy networking.
Students have been exposed to a
variety of programs including, Artists in
the school, Scientists in the school,
Dance, as well as trips (i.e., Queen’s
Park, Leadership Conferences, etc.)
Goals for the future include the
implementation of a new school-wide
active and healthy lifestyle initiative to
encourage increased participation
from the school community (i.e., Active
Living Clubs, Nutritional Eating)
Primary teachers attended Literacy
Junior teachers attended Numeracy
Intermediate teachers attended
Literacy, Numeracy, Science and the
Arts networks
Participation in these programs has
broadened the use of effective
teaching strategies throughout the
• By the end of June 2013,
the school will report
balanced budgets on an
annual basis.
• By June 2013, the School
Councils will adhere to
the collection, recording
and reporting processes
for funds that are
generated through their
Numeracy Network Sessions
• Staff to attend other professional
development opportunities as they become
available and the needs of the students are
• Office staff will continue to use the
Financial Support Tool provided through
the Finance Department
• School Council chairs will yearly receive the
DP Catholic School Council Resource
Handbook outlining processes in handling
• School Council members will be
encouraged to attend Board and Family
level in-services and training sessions
including Board-wide training every
October for the specific roles of the Council
This will continue to be an on-going
This will continue to be an on-going