Our School Plan Progress 2018-2019

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

“Oral language is the foundation for the development of literacy skills and is considered to be a strong indicator of later reading, writing, and overall academic achievement” says Anne Bayetto, of Flinders University, in her article, “Oral Language”.  She goes on to say, “…delayed oral language will have a significant impact on learning to read and write.”  It is for this reason, the staff at Dr. Roberta L. Bondar Elementary School focus their teaching efforts on developing strong oral language foundations with their students.  We are proud to work closely with our students and our parent community in this effort.

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 have been able to open up our learning space for more cooperative, collaborative, and creative lessons, for all our students, in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  What we have been able to do in our LLC and in our MSL have enabled our teachers to capitalize on and further their academic studies with students in the classroom.  Below are a few photographs of varied Intellectual studies we have been doing...

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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 student’s 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 at Bondar is an example of how we continue to offer the best in education and apply our knowledge of the latest educational research.  Here are a few photographs of our Human & Social celebrations, Nature Kindergarten program, and more… 

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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, from Kindergarten to grade 5, work hand-in-hand with the B.C. Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) 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.  Our many guest speakers, and work done in our Library Learning Commons, all provide a wide spectrum and well-balanced introduction to various career opportunities for our students. 

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