Ellison Elementary school, located in the Scotty Creek subdivision of Ellison, has a diverse school population of approximately 200 students. In the past few years, Ellison has developed school plans to improve student Literacy and Numeracy levels.
Students at Ellison Elementary are embracing B.C.'s re-designed curriculum in a variety of ways. Our goal is for all students to have a success in school. Students are given opportunities to personalize their learning, challenge themselves, and work in differentiated learning environments. Some of the ways that these goals are achieved are through the use of 'Daily 5' for Literacy, and daily "Hands On" math in every Grade 1-5 classroom. As well, students are provided with literacy support and intervention through designed and targeted programs.
Ellison is working to be more responsive to student needs as it begins inquiring about "What's going on for our learners?" Answering this question will inform our staff and parents, and will enable us to provide direction for further learning.
By the end of this year, students will become more adept at the Core Competencies (Communication, Creative and Critical Thinking, Personal & Social Responsibility) as outlined in the BC Curriculum.