We need our kids to be engaged in their schooling. While many of us enjoy school, there are too many young people who may not find themselves intellectually or socially engaged in their education.
We can always improve in this regard.
We want to help students build and enjoy friendships, networks and a sense of belonging as part of their life at school and in the community. We know that inspired and engaged students develop good work habits, personal responsibilities and become invested in their learning. Students who are highly engaged in learning earn higher grades and more credits, report a greater sense of belonging, participate meaningfully and are better able to set and meet personal goals.
We are proud to foster an environment in which every student is academically, emotionally, physically, and intellectually engaged in learning.
Our statistics on engagement in schools again show promising direction and have helped identify where we can do more.
- 7,208 students have completed the Our School survey:
- 4,401 students from Grades 7-12
- 2,807 students from Grades 4-6
- 96% of Grades 7-12 of students expressed positive behaviour in school
- 85% of Grades 4-6 students were interested and motivated in school
Student Support Services provided a range of programs to meet the varied needs of our students:
- Co-Op Education (144 students)
IPSA (for students with Autism, 11 students)
Positive Behaviour Support Team (87 students)
Successful Futures (school based)
Skills for Living (98 students)
Roots of Empathy (796 students)
Quest (61 students)
Engagement is about so many aspects that contribute to successes, both in the classroom and in life. This priority is helping to ignite our students' passions and develop independent learners.
Engagement in LRSD