Framework for Enhancing Student Learning

Mission Statement:
At Ridgeview, students, staff and parents believe that as a community of learners we must create and preserve a safe, calm and caring environment where EVERYONE is welcomed, respected and valued, and able to learn and achieve at their personal best.

Framework For Enhancing Student Learning Goal:  To increase the percentage of students who report feeling a sense of belonging at Ridgeview.

We are excited with the opportunities that staff are planning with our students to support the following big ideas for our school goal:

  • Post pandemic shift to reconnect and build community
  • Coaching empathy and encouraging positive relationships based in respect and kindness with programs that support friendships and conflict resolution
  • Self-regulation to optimize learning with programs to build confidence and resiliency
  • School wide focus and themes around Character Virtues (Respect, Gratitude, Kindness, Empathy, Integrity and Perseverance) that establish expectations for behaviour, a scope and sequence for teaching, and learning celebrations
  • Exploring “Self,” “Others,” and how we connect to the “World” using Adrienne Gear’s Powerful Understanding as a guide
  • Embed the First Peoples Principles of Learning as part of this framework connected to our Ridgeview Indigenous Education Plan
  • Student forums for their voice and feedback as part of our planning
  • Daily PA announcements based on our work of creating a sense of belonging
  • Connecting with parents again with in-person events and opportunities for on-going communication besides existing electronic messaging and virtual meetings

For more information – please see the link below for the full FESL. If you have any inquires, please contact Mr. W. Zerbe (, Principal.

Ridgeview FESL 2021- 2024 Creating A Sense of Belonging

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