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300 Albert Street, Port Moody, BC, V3H 2M5
Port Moody Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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PMSS Common Purpose
PMSS Common Purpose 2008-2013
Where we started... Dec. 2007
Over 7 months we gathered input from staff, parents, and students about the PMSS graduate profile, learning beliefs, our school’s strengths, areas of weakness to address, barriers, new opportunities, future needs for students and external factors.
Collected authentic data that targeted 8 big ideas for student learning and directions for the school.
Developed a list of attributes for PMSS Graduate Profile.
The focus of our PMSS Common Purpose is our LENS.
This LENS is to develop a “Balanced Learner”.
The Curriculum Leaders synthesized the 8 big ideas into 4 Theme areas with specific focus groups for each theme.
Where we started... with our Common Purpose
the school learning community focused on a balanced learner and the connection with the necessary attributes in our
PMSS Graduate Profile
PMSS Graduate Profile
Where we started... with our 4 Themes
Structures of Learning
Inclusive Programs of Excellence
Developing Healthy Eating, Developing Physical Wellness, Practicing Emotional Wellness, and Building a Positive Self Concept
Building School Enhancements, Developing School Spirit, Developing Technology Capacity, Creating Systems for Safety and Prevention, and Building a School Timetable.
Building Leadership Capacity, Improving Student Body Perception, Building Success for all learners, Enhancing Programs of Choice, Developing Career Education and Enriching Extra-Curricular Opportunities
Developing Social Responsibility and Developing Environmental Leadership
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