Mission Statement

​Mission:

To foster a safe, compassionate environment where every individual is valued, and respected.

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Primary Goal
To support students as they develop the attribute of a contributor through providing student leadership opportunities, undertaking service projects and teaching and reinforcing positive behavior choices to enhance school culture.
 
Maintenance Goals
 
To improve student achievement in literacy with a particular emphasis on writing at all grade levels. The target is for 95% of the students to be meeting or exceeding expectations for their grade level in writing.
  
To improve student achievement in mathematics with a particular emphasis on computational skills at all grade levels. The target is for 95% of the students to be meeting or exceeding expectations for their grade level in mathematics.


Our Watson Road visions are:



2020-2021 School-wide theme:  G.R.I.T. Takes Courage!  (Gratitude, Resilience, "I can" attitude, Teamwork)
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Celebration
Kind behaviour, achievement, and success are recognized, celebrated and reinforced.
Students are proud of their achievements and accomplishments.  A yearly school wide theme, common language and special events reinforce our shared goals and beliefs, and engender strong support and pride for the school community.  When students demonstrate the 'I can..." attitude, it is acknowledged.
 
Literacy
Each child's literacy is raised to a higher level each year.  
Literacy is a primary classroom and school goal.  We assess and measure literacy and the components of literacy, and target student growth in literacy through individual, classroom, and school wide events and programs.
 
Balanced Excellence
All aspects of the elementary school experience are given appropriate emphasis and are delivered effectively and thoroughly.  
Within a balanced and manageable program, no obvious gaps and neglected areas emerge.  Students are developed in all major areas.
 
Discipline and Safety
Discipline is well understood and supported by students, staff and parents, and students feel safe at school.
Safety is taught as part of the culture of respect, and as part of the school routines and rules.  
 
Collaboration and Definition of Programs
Teachers work together in many ways to improve instruction.
Programs are defined and made specific through staff agreements, projects are engaged in amongst staff groups, cooperative planning amongst teachers is made possible, supportive relationships and teams are the norm.