Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 633 Spectacle Lake Drive, Dartmouth, N.S., B3B 1X7 902.464.2000 www.hrsb.ca Goal 2: To strengthen safe and inclusive school environments 3 Sycamore Lane Elementary School Through the use of school data, administration at Sycamore Lane recognized the need to change how they were supporting student learning. The school was assigned a Reading Recovery/Comprehensive Early Literacy Support teacher. This specialist, along with the school’s resource teacher, worked together to find ways to help each student find success. However, they recognized that to truly affect change, they needed to include the Primary and Grade 1 teachers in regular meetings. Another significant change was the creation of three combined Primary/Grade 1 classes. These strategies promoted greater collaboration and problem- solving opportunities among the classroom and specialist teachers. At team meetings, goals were set and timelines were determined. These goals and timelines were continuously revisited every six weeks and adjusted based on ongoing classroom assessment. Each teacher knew exactly who and what they were teaching. This strategic delivery of programming resulted in accelerated student learning which is confirmed in the Observation Survey data! In September, 53% of students met expectations. Just 10 months later, 66% of students met expectations! Hear more from Sycamore Lane’s Primary/Grade 1 teachers in this video. Nichola Goddard Peace Conference for Students East St. Margaret’s Elementary School hosted its 10th Annual Nichola Goddard Peace Conference for Students on May 27. Grades 5 and 6 students from nine schools came together to explore the meaning of peace through a series of workshops and guest speakers. Participants were encouraged to share what they learned about peace with their peers. Thanks to students from Shatford Memorial, St. Margaret’s Bay, Oldfield, Springvale, BLT Sr., Prospect Road, Tantallon Sr., Duc d’Anville and East St. Margaret’s for taking part in such an important event. This short video demonstrates what students learned and what they plan to do to promote peace in their schools. It begins with a message from Nichola Goddard’s mother, Sally.