April 12th PSC Rep Session

Our next PSC Rep Session will be from 1-3 pm at the DDC on April 12th.  Please call Dena (she will have the TTOC code for you) and fill out a leave form.  Also, accept the calendar invite so I can be prepared with materials and snacks!!  We will have time for collaboration, updates, & sharing, as well, I will have new information for you. Can’t wait to get together!!!

A sense of belonging is very important at Baldonnel School

Today I had the pleasure of working with the principal at Baldonnel School.  Her name is Christine Todd and I love collaborating with her, especially about School Connectedness and School Culture.  Well… she is fun to talk with, no matter the topic.  I love when school’s share all the great ways that they are focusing on creating a healthy school community!!  Keep up the great work SD60!!

Enjoy the following examples of belonging from Baldonnel School:

Grade 1’s explain why they belong at school 🙂

As I was driving out of the parking lot I saw the most heartwarming sign and it’s always great to see kids playing outside! Enjoy!

December 8, 2017 Rep Session

Welcome to School District 60’s School Connectedness blog!  This year as the Positive School Culture Coach,  I will meet with reps and school teams to focus on Healthy Relationships and School Connectedness!  We had our first session  on December 8th and shared how we are creating safe, inclusive environments for ALL!!  Below you will find the session presentation and all handouts — if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Cindy cmcgarroch@prn.bc.ca

Positive School Culture & School Connectedness 2017-2018 — Presentation

Reps – please collect this learning evidence 2017-2018

  1. Each Rep/team will develop and implement a School Connectedness Survey – completed at the beginning and end of the year
  2. 4 Key Elements of Success – each school/team will complete one google form in the spring
  3. Artifacts in Personal & Social Competencies (All teachers will collect one artifact per student in P & S Competency — Reps/teams will support teachers)  {Rep will share one artifact with Cindy for the District Framework)
  4. Incidents will be recorded in ASSESS  – ongoing

What is a healthy school? – Group Brainstorm Activity

School Connectedness Puzzle Pieces

4 Pillar Activity – Conversational Activity

BC Healthy Schools Resource Guide 2013 – Student and/or Teacher Inquiry – Grants Available

Personal & Social Competency Poster – created by Cindy & Cathy, 2017

Using Picture Books to Nurture the Core Competencies

nvsd44 Core Competency Booklist

Sooke sd62 Core Competency Booklist

Social Justice Booklist