Our Learning Story
We welcome all of you to check this page often to see the emerging learning story for École Glenmore Elementary School (GME). Our GME community is proud of our school spirit, focus on creative expression, and pursuit of lifelong learning. We care about every student. The dedicated and highly-trained GME staff makes it our priority to ensure that every student is engaged in relevant learning experiences which will prepare them for life. We know that students need to feel safe before they can participate fully in learning, so we create positive, safe and caring environments where students are willing to take risks as they learn.
It is our belief that the school shares, with parents and the community, the responsibility for raising our children and equipping them with the tools they need to become effective citizens. Parents, teachers, and students must work together as a team for this to happen. This teamwork requires positive and open communication between all members of the team.
We appreciate the trust invested in us by both students and families. We take that responsibility very seriously. The safety and well-being of every student drives the thousands of decisions we make every day.
At Ecole Glenmore Elementary, every student has the right to learn with purpose, dignity and options. As a staff we strive to intergrate the seven OECD "principles of learning" into everything we do. These seven principles are:
- Put learners at the centre
- Emphasize the social nature of learning
- Understand that emotions are central to learning
- Recognize individual differences
- Stretch all learners...but not too much
- Use assessment for learning not just of learning
- Build horizontal connections across curriculum subject areas
We also recognize and honour the First Peoples' Principles of Learning, and work towards integrating this perspective into the learning experiences that we create for our students. These principles remind us that learning:
- supports the wellbeing of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits and the ancestors
- is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential and relational
- involves recognizing the consequences of one's actions
- involves generational roles and responsibilities
- recognizes the role of indigenous knowledge
- is embedded in memory, history, and story
- involves patience and time
- requires exploration of one's identity
- involves recognizing that some knowledge is sacred
We look forward to working with you as a valuable member of our team.