Onoway Elementary School

School Advancement Plan Executive Summary

2018 - 2019


It is a legislative requirement as part of the 3 Year Education Plan and Annual Education Results Review (AERR).

It is meant to share the local context and priorities and document school advancement direction.

This is an organic document, which is open to change and modification as circumstances, results, and local context dictate.

School Goal #1   Improve literacy and numeracy skills for all students

Gateway Statement …Learners are Successful

Division Outcome …Learners are successful in meeting provincial standards in core subject areas, demonstrating literacy and numeracy and other important skills.

Data Gathered

Grade 6 LA Provincial Achievement Test (PAT) Results ELA -% Acceptable Standard % Standard of Excellence

Grade 6 LA Provincial Achievement Test (PAT) Results Math- % Acceptable Standard % Standard of Excellence

Early Years Evaluation

Early literacy screen (gr 1) and literacy screen (gr 2-7)

Phonological Awareness group intervention tracking

Fountas and Pinnell Benchmarking for targeted students - Progress Monitoring data review -Collaborative Team Meetings

Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI) data for targeted students - Progress Monitoring data review -Collaborative Team Meeting

HLAT (Highest Level of Achievement Test in Writing) - Administer fall and spring gr 2-7

Compelling Need 

Based on the multi-point data collected, students have demonstrated the need for a systematic, collaborative approach to support a continuum of literacy development aligned with the 5 pillars of literacy. We will be able to provide effective instructional practices for all learners.

School Goal #2   Improve student achievement through parent, staff and community collaboration to strengthen webs of support for all learners

Gateway Statement ...Learners are Supported

Division Outcome …Through a shared responsibility, staff, parents and community members support a quality learning environment built on a culture of positive community wellness providing students with a safe, caring, respectful and welcoming environment.

Data Gathered   

Accountability pillar data:

Safe and caring environment

Parental involvement

School improvement

OES survey measures in the areas of mastery, independence, connectedness and sense of belonging

OES parent, teacher student and community feedback in the areas of safe, caring, respectful and welcoming community

Compelling Need

Reflecting on the accountability pillar information in the areas of safe and caring community, parental involvement and school improvement as well as OES data,we need to allow all students to benefit from the collective effort of the staff, parents and community coming together to create and sustain a positive and welcoming culture.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Plan

School First Nations, Métis and Inuit Profile

Onoway Elementary School has 105 self-identified First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, including 18 students from Alexis First Nation. This makes up 22% of the overall school population.

Supporting the Application of Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit

In order to successfully support the development of foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit, we provide all staff with the opportunity to engage in learning opportunities such as the Blanket Exercise, Orange Shirt Day and National Indigenous Day. Our Learning Commons Facilitator provides teaching resources, materials and books to improve quality instructional practices, align the outcomes of the curriculum with Indigenous ways of knowing and learning.

School Community Communication and Collaboration

It is expected that this School Advancement Plan is a result of a collaborative effort among students (if appropriate), parents, School Council, staff members, and the administrative team. Describe how the school community has been included in the development of your school plan.

Collaboration Approach

Key Contact(s)

Monthly School Council Meetings

Julianna Merritt, School Council Chair

Ongoing opportunities for collaboration to support student learning and engagement

Principal Beck, Assistant Principal Damery, Julianna Merritt, School Council Chair, Sheila Albertson, School Council Vice-Chair

Communications Plan:

Daily updates posted on website

Weekly School Messenger sent to all parents and guardians highlight upcoming events

Monthly newsletters provide timely and descriptive feedback regarding quality educational programming and student learning

Teacher and Parent communications:

Social media apps (Remind, Class Dojo, SeeSaw for frequent communications and feedback)

Student, Parent and Teacher interviews twice a year

PowerTeacher Pro and the parent portal for frequent assessment and reporting

Principal Beck, Assistant Principal Damery and school and office staff