Our School Plan Progress 2019-2020

Improving Student Learning

The Abbotsford School District’s Strategic Plan reflects our public commitment to BC’s new curriculum by working together to continuously improve learning for each student.

School Goals

Under the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning, all Abbotsford School District schools are required to develop a long term plan to improve student achievement, one that maintains a balance on the intellectual, social and career development of students. Each year, each school develops an annual plan and sets individual goals to improve student achievement. 

Dr. Roberta Bondar School Goals

Reading is a means for language acquisition, communication, and sharing information and ideas.  The reading process requires continuous practice, development, and refinement.  Knowing this, the hard-working and dedicated staff at Dr. Roberta L. Bondar Elementary School have committed themselves to an intensive and intentional focus to improve the reading skills of all of our students.  Careful analysis of student data, meaningful consultation with the Abbotsford Curriculum Department, additional funding for student books and teacher resources, a newly established Literacy Support Teacher on staff, school-wide professional development, and the implementarion of new strategies and programs have all been specifically designed with our reading initiative foremost in our minds.

Intellectual

Our students will learn key academic skills - like reading, writing and math - to encompass the knowledge and processes associated with intellectual development. As learners and meaning-makers, students take subject-specific concepts and content and transform them into a new understanding. 

Our celebrations of learning

With our newly established Library Learning Commons (LLC) and Maker Space Laboratory (MSL), we are able to offer more cooperative, collaborative, and creative lessons for all our students in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M).  These new rooms and the resources that we have available, has enabled our teachers to provide our students with opportunities that not only support the academic studies of our students, but also expands on their learning and personal discoveries.  Our robotics and 'green screen' creations have been especially exciting for students.  Please enjoy the short video below where you will see our students with some of their creations.

Intellectual learning at Dr. Roberta L. Bondar Elementary

Human & Social

Our students will study personal and human social skills and as they relate to students' identity in the world - both as individuals and as members of their community. We are learning that personal and human social skills encompass the abilities students needs to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world. 

Our celebrations of learning

We pride ourselves in making, creating, and providing varied, rich learning opportunities for our students.  We share and celebrate our students successes daily in our classrooms and monthly as a school and community at our Roberta Bondar “Rock-It” Assemblies.  Our district Nature Kindergarten program and its influence and learning for all of our students is an example of how we continue to offer the best in education and apply our knowledge of the latest in educational research.  Please enjoy the short video below where you will see our students immersed in some of these varied learning experiences.   

Human & Social skills at Dr. Roberta L. Bondar Elementary

Careers

Our students will succeed in a much different future from the one we envisioned 10 or 15 years ago. It is our responsibility to prepare all children for success in whatever life path they choose, connecting learning opportunities with future career possibilities. We know that real-life experiences - like community involvement, gaining business knowledge, and hands-on-learning - build better students and life-long citizens. 

Our celebrations of learning

Dr. Roberta L. Bondar Elementary School is the only public school in the province whose students, Kindergarten to grade 5, work hand-in-hand with the B.C. Department of Fisheries and Oceans as well as the Harrison Fisheries Authority to seine, catch, weigh, tag, and release salmon on the Harrison River.  Our ‘Student Power’ jobs program employs students for leadership roles and responsibilities in and around the school.  We also bring in many guest speakers as well as ArtStarts Performances who also provide a wide spectrum of, and well-balanced introduction to, various career opportunities for our students.  Please enjoy the video below which highlights some of our career focussed events. 

Careers at Dr. Roberta L. Bondar Elementary