Curriculum

  • Where can parents go to learn more about BC’s Redesigned Curriculum?
    • Learn more about the changes that are in effect within your child(ren)’s school and classroom: Click Here
  • What can parents do to offer their feedback to the Ministry of Education?
    • Parent Feedback Wanted: Click Here
      • Parents want to be involved in their child’s education, and they want to know more about their child’s progress. As part of updating and modernizing our education system, the Ministry of Education is looking for input from parents to guide the development of the reporting approach for students in kindergarten to Grade 9 so parents have a better understanding of their child’s progress. (http://engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress/en/home/)

  • What have Notre Dame teachers been up to in the last year to prepare themselves and their classrooms for the upcoming changes?
    • Notre Dame’s Curriculum Team was developed in 2015, consisting of three full-time teachers. Release time during the school day was given, however, many after-school hours were still needed in order to complete their research and learning before presenting/teaching the other staff members.
    • Two days of Curriculum Development Days during the 2015/2016 school year as designated by the Ministry of Education, as well as two days at the beginning of the 2016/2017 school year.
    • Teachers attended workshops in both Prince George and Dawson Creek on topics of the Redesigned Curriculum, and brought back information and knowledge to share.
    • Implementation of technology within the classrooms: Chromebooks, iPads, FreshGrade
    • Creation of a Teachers’ Meeting Room to meet, collaborate, present and learn in while continuing our professional growth, specifically in the area of the redesigned curriculum
    • Collaborating with a Cultural Advisor to assist in implementing Aboriginal content that is woven throughout the Redesigned Curriculum
    • We, as a school community, are continuing our journey together as we learn, experience and implement the curriculum during this school year and beyond.