Our student services team is made up of teachers, support staff, counsellor, youth worker, school based social worker and administrator. Our primary goal is to develop strategies and programs for students with special learning needs and to refer students for specific district services if need be.
The purpose of the Student Services team is to assist teachers in meeting the diverse needs of all students within their classrooms. Adapting and modifying content or processes are approaches we use to ensure the inclusion of all students in the classroom. In other cases, students may benefit from one-to-one or small group instruction in the Learning Centre. Programming is determined by the needs of the student in collaboration with the parents and the classroom teacher. Our ultimate goal is to have each student achieve to his/her full potential.
The following programs and services are available at our school:
Counselling: Social, emotional and academic support for students.
ESL: Provides language acquisition, cultural and social development support for students whose primary language is not English.
Gifted: Programming designed to support the needs of students identified as gifted learners.
Learning Assistance: Learning support for students who have mild to moderate learning difficulties; services include assessment, consultation, collaborative planning and instruction.
Learning Resource Program: Learning support and instruction for those students who need adaptations or modifications to curriculum. Learning Assistance and Learning Resource programs are usually integrated including ESL instruction.
Skill Development Program: Learning support and instruction for students in low incidence special need categories; services include assessment, IEP development, programming and instruction, resource development