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Blog: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Principal's Message - January

By Andrew Macphail

Hello to our Traditional families! 

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, the revised Traditional Advisory Council held their first meeting. Students, parents, and staff from the five Traditional Schools (King Traditional Elementary, South Poplar Elementary, Auguston Elementary, Abbotsford Traditional Middle School and Abbotsford Traditional Secondary School) met virtually on Zoom to talk about the recent survey data that students, parents, and staff from these schools completed prior to Christmas.

We also looked at some data about who we are as schools, looking at areas such as how much better our Gr. 4 and Gr. 7 FSA results are than the district average, as well as population trends over the past 10 years.

Some of the best moments happened when our students shared their experiences at schools, talking about the benefits of a uniform and how small schools help for students to become connected to their teachers and the school overall.

At our next meeting on February 16, 2021, we will be taking a look at five of our “Tenets” and discussing what they mean and how they connect to the Core Competencies. Thanks to everyone who participated!

 

Mr. Gabriel, Mrs. Webster, and Mrs. Bennato