Our School Plan Progress 2019-2020

Improving Student Learning

The Abbotsford School District’s Strategic Plan reflects our public commitment to BC’s new curriculum by working together to continuously improve learning for each student.

School Goals

Under the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning, all Abbotsford School District schools are required to develop a long term plan to improve student achievement, one that maintains a balance on the intellectual, social and career development of students. Each year, each school develops an annual plan and sets individual goals to improve student achievement.

Auguston Traditional School Goals

New for 2019-20:  Math Goal

Auguston Traditional Elementary is a  Kindergarten to Grade 5 school located in the fast growing Auguston community development. Our school is a vibrant and diverse school community that has  strong parental involvement along with a highly collaborative teaching and support staff.  Some changes to our school in 2020-21 is that due to an increase in population in the Auguston area, we will no longer be a school of choice.   All catchment students will be attending Clayburn Middle School and parents who are out of catchment will have to make an out of catchment request (we no longer have a Kindergarten Lottery system).  

In 2019-20 the staff in consultation with parents, decided that we would be changing our school plan.   The new school plan will provide a framework for staff to unpack the new Curriculum, assessment practices, and teaching methodolgy.   We also looked at current school data and current FSA Results.  We are looking forward to continuing on a new journey to improved student achievement in the area of Mathmatics. 

For further information regarding our school plan please click on the School Plan PDF below.

Update:  2018-19 School Year

New Procedure to monitor student success, achievement, and social emotional learning goals.  

Since the 2018-19 School Year, staff will be meeting 3 times throughout the school year with Learning Support Services teacher and the Principal to receive updates on EVERY child at Auguston Traditional.  In these meetings, staff discuss their class and each individual student.  From these meetings, interventions are determined, plans of success are put into place, and supports are discussed.  Data collected (including Gr. 1-3 PM Benchmark data)  from staff along with every student's Language Arts and Math assessment are discussed.  We also discuss the student's social emotional learning goals and how we as a staff can help support their family.  The meetings also target interventions for students who are Aboriginal, require Learning Assistance, who are on Individual Education Plans, English Language Learner Support, and students who are in Ministry Care.  These meetings result in a spreadsheet (see examples below...words have been changed for privacy purposes) that can be shared with ALL STAFF and therefore provides valuable information for daily interventions by anyone who comes in contact with the student along with planning for class placements moving forward.  

Intellectual

Our students will learn key academic skills - like reading, writing and math - to encompass the knowledge and processes associated with intellectual development. As learners and meaning-makers, students take subject-specific concepts and content and transform them into a new understanding. 

Our celebrations of learning

Teachers, support staff, principal and parents all help facilitate Literacy success from K-5. Activities include:  Noisy Reading, Daily 5, Oral Language development, Phonics instruction, Home Reading, Stop Drop and Read day, along with many other initiatives.  All students are welcome to attend our Math Mania night in February, Lego Contest in April, and also engage in other opportunies such as public speaking, Traditional Spelling "B", Chess Club, and Skipping Club.  Students have engaged in Number Talks and Snap assessments this year in regards to Math.  High Tech High Touch (Science experiments) along with a variety of guest speakers help engage the students in a variety of ways.  Monthly assemblies promote academic achievement, social well being, and student involvement. 

Human & Social

Our students will study personal and human social skills and as they relate to students' identity in the world - both as individuals and as members of their community. We are learning that personal and human social skills encompass the abilities students needs to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world. 

Our celebrations of learning

Our school is committed to giving back to the community through a variety of activities and events. We participate in fundraisers such as the Terry Fox Run, FCC Drive Away Hunger, and BC Children's Hospital. Parents also organize a Christmas Bazaar with proceeds from this event donated to the Abbotsford Food Bank. Our grade 5 student leaders are instrumental in organizing some of these fundraisers as well as spirit days. All students participate physical education and have opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities.

Careers

Our students will succeed in a much different future from the one we envisioned 10 or 15 years ago. It is our responsibility to prepare all children for success in whatever life path they choose, connecting learning opportunities with future career possibilities. We know that real-life experiences - like community involvement, gaining business knowledge, and hands-on-learning - build better students and life-long citizens. 

Our celebrations of learning

Our learning commons teacher provides a number of opportunities for students to engage in the ADST curriculum.  Students also engage in Careers through the Christmas Craft Fair (students sell self made items to others), various bake sales, creating of Simple Machines, and harvesting Salmon from January to June each year.   Classes also engage students with a variety of guest speakers throughout the year to promote a variety of Careers.  Students showcase their work throughout the year using See Saw in a number of classes.