École Golden Gate Middle
by Scott Thomson
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École Golden Gate Middle
Goals which help develop active
learners able to demonstrate a high
level of academic, intellectual and
Assess kids where they are (literacy &
numeracy) and scaffolding their
learning i.e. filling in the gaps.
Class profiles, New node
Optional PD opportunities on tech stuff and
other topics of interest i.e. 45 min after
school power sessions.
Pair up gr. 6 and 8 academic classroom for
activities such as paired reading, math games
Goals which value the concept of social
justice and recognize its importance for the
betterment of an ever changing world.
focus instruction on social
Welcome Place for parents and
community to serve educational
places i.e. EAL families, and
access to library and computers
and open gym, tutoring, study
Promote cultural awareness and
world issues by inviting guest
Goals which nurture and promote a
positive relationship with families and the
Have GG students go to the elementary schools
to teach younger students (for all subjects
Each acad. group will have engaged in one
env'tal project by the end of the school
Composting program... other
schools do this.
Promote volunteerism with Social
Studies/Sciences Humaines Active
democratic citizenship outcome and write
Yes. Student accountability
should be assessed by each acad.
To assist students in the development of the
skills necessary to become active learners
accountable for their academic actions and
accomplishments. **A decrease in the number of
overdue assignments will be evident. **A
decrease in the number of below the line
behaviours will be evident. **Students will be
more confident in utilizing the student agenda as
an organizational tool. **Students will be more
engaged in their daily work.
Add a Citizenship component
Wellness for students,
staff, and community
- afternoon invite for
community to come
to GG (cribbage, art
activity, chess, yoga,
story sharing, DDR,
Yes --we agree!!!!!!!!
Yes, I like this, too.
Connect with the community
through a volunteer program.
Cross grade projects. Ex. Grade 8 Français
writing plays for Gr.6 Basic French to
Team building activity for
staff. To work better as a
For students as well! Challenges for GAB
time to promote collaboration and
critical thinking. (Destination
Promote active democratic citizenship
throughout the school and entire school
conflict resolution for students to
help them develop democratic
I don't know how to agree
with Ernst but we do
Portfolios need to be
Have and in-school
wellness day or afternoon
for team building and
Promote sociability. Teach the kids how to
interact face to face by creating
opportunities for them.
Peer mentors on the
To be accountable with the use of the agenda on a daily
basis (having EVERYONE on the same page as to how they
will be used so that it is consistent and students know
what to expect).
We would like to continue the 3 goals from the previous
year. We feel that we have not completely accomplished
them yet. It would be nice to master the goals that we
agreed upon before setting new goals.