a clear articulation of the mission as a process, encapsulating all we do as a schooL.
The Mission in Action articulates the SFS Mission Statement and links the Christ-Like Attitudes to ‘Inspiring a Passion for Learning and Pursuing Academic and Creative Excellence’ through existing curricular and co-curricular programs, leading to ‘Service of Others’ and impacting our communities.
We strive to make an impact in the world around us by serving others. Sustainable development, social justice and collective well-being focus learning through service opportunities and help students understand the impact they are having. Service can be something small and immediate, but could also be something big enough to have an impact on the entire world.
We define learning as growth in knowledge, understanding, and skills. Our approach to a culture has three areas of focus: people, curriculum, and support structures. People, curriculum, and support structures make up our approach to the culture of learning at SFS.
Our educators inspire our students to be learners for life. The structures that support our teachers in the work they do helps our students learn. We are committed to being a professional learning community that continuously strives to support its members in developing professionally with ongoing professional conversations, being part of professional learning teams, and attending, presenting and facilitating at workshops and conferences.
We see the Mission as an action statement that guides who we are, what we do, and why we do it. Using the Mission in Action model as our lens, we will make a positive impact on others through a service mindset and intentional action.
A roadmap for our learning community, leading the way in our approach to educating our students as academic learners and as global citizens.
These statements describe the learning journey of a student. The Mission in Action process gives us a template for “inspiring excellence and building character” through “attitudes to action” and “empathy to impact” in all that we do.
Rafael Jimenez, Learning Support Specialist, EAL Teacher, Design Teacher
Last week in our co-teaching I&S class, we had an activity with students understanding story plots. They did an amazing job representing their favorite books!
Mike Knox, Grade 8 Language & Literature and Individuals & Societies Teacher
Our Grade 8 trip to Chiang Mai, when we take the whole class to northern Thailand. Though we only have 1 day that is dedicated to community service, the whole trip's aim is to create better human beings of our students.
Caleb Hill, Elementary Physical and Health Education
The Aquatics team had not been able to teach in the pool for many months so they decided to bring the pool to the students!
Anna McNair, Grade 2 Teacher
In Grade 2, we were learning about light and sound. The students got to go to the High School and participate in experiments on light and sound in the science lab. Their learning was invigorated by their excitement and engagement.