Embracing curious minds...Dream, Discover, Inspire.
Implicit in this statement is that all children will achieve personal academic success and will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to respond to the needs and demands of their constantly changing world.
At Andrew Sibbald School our students are inspired, passionate learners who value personal excellence, lifelong learning, good citizenship, innovation and risk taking. Our students enjoy a vibrant and supportive environment, which provides them with the opportunity to become reflective, critical and principled learners. They are empowered to continually strive to make meaningful contributions to society in our diverse and changing world.
That positive, supportive relationships are essential to the overall growth and development of children. A caring, nurturing, respectful, relationship between teacher and student is paramount. Positive, productive, collaborative relationships among the staff parents, peers and the larger community are also essential in the building of a quality learning environment for all.
That a safe, caring and respectful school climate fosters pride in school, personal development, acceptance, responsibility and a sense of accomplishment and risk taking.
That children assume ownership of their learning when given voice, choice and support.
That children learn best when they are actively engaged in meaningful learning and collaboration involving challenging and authentic tasks.
Continue to build a positive school climate and pride in our school.
Maintain our focus on improved student learning and quality teaching that supports the natural process of inquiry.
Value and recognize the uniqueness of our children and ensure the individual learning needs of students are met.
Provide learning opportunities for our students that will support them in becoming independent learners, effective communicators, responsible citizens, collaborative team players, critical/creative thinkers.
Provide authentic learning experiences that inspire students to achieve the expected results set forth in the CBE Educational Ends Policy.