As the new school year begins, Good Spirit School Division launched its 2021-22 Foundational Statements and Strategic Plan. The GSSD Board of Education approved Policy 1 Foundational Statements and the Strategic Plan during their August 19, 2021 meeting.
The Aspirational Statements & Goals specified in the Good Spirit School Division Strategic Plan are organized within the four pillars of Comprehensive School Community Health (CSCH) and are in alignment with the Provincial Education Plan. CSCH is an internationally recognized framework for supporting improvements in students' educational outcomes while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way.
The GSSD Aspirational Statements include:
High Quality Teaching and Learning
- Provincial curricula and related resources that are developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive.
- Employ play-based learning experiences that support a sense of personal competency, self-efficacy, and social responsibility; and,
- A wide range of opportunities to learn, practice, experience and demonstrate understanding, confidence, and motivation for a healthy and balanced life.
Engagement of All Students, Families, and Communities
- Efforts are aligned to promote student, family, staff and community health and well-being.
- School Community Councils and First Nations Education organizations are involved in School Level Plans.
- School Leadership values cooperation, effective interpersonal communication and shared decision making.
- Schools, families, and communities engage in ongoing discussions and shared efforts to promote and support the health and well-being of staff, students, and the community; and,
- Reciprocal relationships share resources and services within the school and community.
Effective Policy and Procedures
- Protocols for collaboration on policy development and related protocols practices for health and well-being.
- Ongoing evaluation and monitoring of needs and effectiveness of efforts to improve well-being.
- Promising practices that enhance and well-being; and,
- Clear practices, procedures, protocols and regulations regarding health and safety in children and youth (e.g., nutrition, anti-bullying, physical activity, pandemic planning, air quality).
Healthy, Sustainable Physical and Social Environments
- Access to and support for healthier options.
- A welcoming, caring, and inclusive environment.
- Healthy relationships among and between students, staff, and the community.
- Responsive and inclusive leadership of students, staff, and community.
- Relationships that influence and are influenced by families, cultural perspectives, and the community.
- Modern, responsible infrastructure to maintain and promote the highest levels of support for students, staff, families, and the community.
- Systems that ensure buildings, grounds, transportation, and technology are built and maintained not only to current standards, but that practices and procedures are in place to plan for a strong, vibrant future.
- Proactive, innovative approaches to sustain, support and grow Division facilities and systems.
- Efficiencies, both internally and externally, to ensure appropriate resources are targeted to our key areas including facilities, transportation, and technology.
- Strategies to use the school buildings and grounds, materials, equipment, and routes to and from the school to enhance well-being of staff, students, and the community; and,
- Informal role modelling, peer support, nurturing families, and safe communities.
To achieve the goals specified in GSSD's Strategic Plan, staff complete an annual work plan related to their focus area. Work plans are continually updated and monitored throughout the school year.
If you have any questions
regarding the GSSD strategic planning process, please contact Quintin Robertson, Director of Education, at 306-786-4750.
- To view GSSD's 2020-2021 strategic plan, click here
- To view GSSD's 2019-2020 strategic plan, click here