As proven by early childhood psychological studies, only when children feel secure and at ease are they in a position to be able to develop their creativity, innate talents, and ability to achieve academic success. The social and emotional well-being of our students is the cornerstone of providing meaningful support to our students—support systems that have established policies, structures, and provide direct support to our student body. A central tenet of this support is our school culture and a learning environment that is based on respect, understanding, support, positivity, and empathy. Our core responsibility is to create this positive learning ecosystem and to have it become embedded in our school culture, as in doing so, our students understand they are part of something greater and have the confidence to develop to their full potential.
In order to achieve this learning ecosystem, our faculty and staff play a central role by modeling our school culture and practicing our core values in their daily interactions. Our team is supported by established policies and structures, providing consistency throughout the school divisions.
In order to realize these important goals, we have a strong team of experts who work closely together to support our students. Our child protection officer works in all school sections to provide consistent training for our staff on child protection policies and first aid. In addition, our school nurse, speech therapist, integration specialists, and support teachers, are part of this larger team, providing intervention and assistance to our students. Our school counselor for Early Learning and Primary, our school nurse, and our child protection officer work closely together to provide expertise and professional recommendations also to our families, and to act as a trusted partner for both teachers and students alike.