St. Mary’s teachers and support staff collaborate and work as a team to create progressive, positive learning experiences for the students. When students are engaged with these experiences, learning has a much deeper impact on them now and in the future.
Our teachers have been trained in current practices that focus on “individualized instruction” and “assessment techniques”, and they continue to learn and improve these strategies to always enhance student learning. Our “Learning Facilitators” are experts in individualized instruction, assessment and special education. The Learning Facilitator determines levels of student ability, and is crucial in developing programs and helping teachers plan for individuals, small groups and the classroom of students.
As our world pushes forward with technology playing such an important role in all of our lives, we are continuously looking for ways to encorporate technology into our students’ experiences. Computer technology, responsible use of the internet, along with tools such as Ipads and other devices, are used as common methods of engaging students and creating exciting learning.
Our Educational Assistants work closely with our teachers, and then assist students in all areas of learning. Whether it is working with an individual student, a group of students, or assisting in creating a safe environment for us all on the playground or in the school, our Educational Assistants are always striving to help our students succeed in whatever activity is happening.
Other support staff including our secretary, school librarian, school cousellor, caretakers, speech pathologist; all have a unique role of serving our students’ needs, and to encourage a friendly, caring and safe environment for all.
As you enter St. Mary’s School, a climate of warmth and caring is obvious because of the children and the families we serve, and the caring, joyful attitude of the people who work here. We are a school family, with Christ as our center, and with responsible people taking care of the Lord’s children and each other.
Matthew 25: 40
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’