Blair Elementary School

TREASURES EACH CHILD, VALUES DIVERSITY, TEACHES THE ETHIC OF CARING

Our School Story

Blair Elementary

 We believe that students are at the heart of the choices and decisions that we make on a daily basis.  Our mission statement continually provides direction for our school:  At Blair School we envision a joyful community that: Celebrates Learning, Treasures Each Child, Values Diversity, Teaches The Ethic Of Caring, and Honours The Wonder Of Our Universe.

Blair Elementary is a great place to learn.  The school has a warm, friendly environment where students are encouraged to explore, ask questions and take risks as they progress in their learning.  At Blair we recognize and celebrate individual needs and differences and encourage each student to work to his or her potential. The staff is dedicated to providing a rich program of instruction focusing on the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help our students contribute to society and the future.

As a staff, we believe that effective communication is crucial to building and maintaining a positive working relationship between home and school. The parents at Blair Elementary are an integral part of the team.  Working together as partners, we can spark your child's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.  Our close working relationship as a home-school team can do much to contribute to your child's happiness and success at school. 

The  relationship between home and school  vital to the success of our students.  These relationships are encouraged and fostered by your enthusiastic participation in your child's school life.  We encourage parents to participate in the daily learning activities of their child by talking to their child about their learning and by using planners and eportfolios to openly communicate with their child's teacher.  

We are pleased to announce that our school will be participating in the School District’s Innovation Grants for Communicating Student Learning 2020-21.  This year we join over 30 schools in Richmond who will be engaged in communicating student learning through the Ministry of Education’s Option A Reporting Policy. All teachers and all divisions will be participating from our school. Research has shown that good communication between home, school, and child is key to student success. This triangle of communication is designed to provide up-to-date information about student progress and involve the student, teacher, and family in meaningful dialogue throughout the school year.

OUR STORY is a meaningful, flexible and co-constructed journey to enhance student learning here at Blair school.  We have a vibrant learning community that has highlighted an area for shared focus and development.  Our Story is shared through intentional school planning and is a collaborative process whereby we have identified the strengths of our school and areas for further development for our students. Our Story is told in real time, and is a documentation of our work at Blair.  

"Documentation is not about what we do, it is about what we are searching for."    C. Rinaldi

Who are we at a glance?

As Blair School we believe that students are at the heart of the choices and decisions that we make on a daily basis.  Our mission statement continually provides direction for our school:  At Blair School we envision a joyful community that: Celebrates Learning, Treasures Each Child, Values Diversity, Teaches The Ethic Of Caring, and Honours The Wonder Of Our Universe.  Blair Elementary is a great place to learn.  The school has a warm, friendly environment where students are encouraged to explore, ask questions and take risks as they progress in their learning.  At Blair we recognize and celebrate individual needs and differences and encourage each student to work to his or her potential. The staff is dedicated to providing a rich program of instruction focusing on the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help our students contribute to society and the future.

We believe that positive and trusting relationships between the home and school are vital to the success of our students.  These relationships are encouraged and fostered by your enthusiastic participation in your child's school life.

Who are we?  We asked our staff...

What have you noticed about our school?

What do you hope for Blair for the future?

  •  Ways to represent their thinking:
    • Loose Parts and other materials (paint, Plasticine) 
    • Paper and pen
    • iPads (from iPad cart) – scavenger hunt
    • Own computer
    • Conversation with another person
  • This attached documentation is a snapshot of our teacher's work over the course of a dedicated Professional Development Day on January 20, 2017

Who are we?  We asked our students...

We asked students...

What makes a great school?

What is important at school?

  • Ways to represent their thinking:
    • Loose Parts and other materials (paint, Plasticine) 
    • Paper and pen
    • iPads (from iPad cart) – scavenger hunt
    • Graffiti Wall
    • Conversation with another person

This attached documentation is a snapshot of our students' work over the course February and March 2017