Middle School Philosophy

 

AD Rundle is an outstanding middle school that allows our students the best opportunities to achieve their potential both academically and as positive, caring citizens. It is helpful to review the literature from two exemplary documents, which have had a profound effect in shaping North American middle schools.

 

This We Believe, a position paper of the National Middle School Association, outlines 14 essential elements of a 'true' middle school:

  • Educators who value working with this age group and are prepared to do so.
  • Courageous, collaborative leadership.
  • A shared vision that guides decisions.
  • An inviting, supportive, and safe environment.
  • High expectations for every member of the learning community.
  • Students and teachers engaged in active learning.
  • An adult advocate for every student.
  • School-initiated family and community partnerships.

 

Therefore, successful schools for young adolescents provide

  • Curriculum that is relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory.
  • Multiple learning and teaching approaches that respond to their diversity.
  • Assessment and evaluation programs that promote quality learning.
  • Organizational structures that support meaningful relationships and learning.
  • School-wide efforts and policies that foster health, wellness, and safety.
  • Multifaceted guidance and support services.

Information & Announcements

Introducing The A.D. Rundle Integrated Arts & Tech Cohort September 2020

Registration for The A.D. Rundle Integrated Arts and Technology was between Monday January 20, and March 31, 2020. Applications after March 31 can still be made online; and applicants will be added to the existing waitlist. Please visit https://sd33.bc.ca/integrated-arts-and-technology-k-12-program to register and for further information.

This is an AMAZING opportunity for our school. There is already a buzz from our current staff because this form of learning is best practice.  Students will still learn all required curriculum.  Teachers will use an arts based lens to integrate all subjects.  Many of our staff are already using this style of teaching because it makes learning relevant to the student.

Please note: School organization for the 2019-20 school year will remain status quo.  If you would like any more information on this initiative please do not hesitate to email me at, scott_wallace@sd33.bc.ca 

Please submit your child's immunization record to Public Health

As you may be aware, starting July 1, 2019, parents and guardians have been requested to report the vaccination status of their school-age children. All B.C. students are required to have their complete immunization records in the Provincial Immunization Registry. This applies to children from kindergarten to grade 12, in public and independent schools and those who are home-schooled. As a result of this change in protocols, Public Health staff will be checking the immunization records for kindergarten-age children before they enter the school system and are requesting that parents or guardians of children in other grades to check their child’s online immunization records and update them accordingly.  Please click the link below for more Information on how this is to be accomplished.

 

Please Note: The school does not keep a record of your child's immunizations

 


 

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