School Improvement at IRC

Our school is committed to providing all students with access to high expectations and success. Our improvement goals align with the TDSB's Multi-Year Strategic Plan in the TDSB Vision for Learning with a current focus on Equity, Math and Well-Being.
Equity
We will ensure that Indian Road Crescent's programs reflect the voices, choices, abilities, identities and experiences of our students. We will, with parents and community partners, continually review policies, procedures and practices to ensure that they promote equity, inclusion and human rights practices and enhance learning opportunities for all students. We will, with staff, continue to explore what it means to teach with an anti-oppression and social justice perspective.
  •  2020 January - December - Big Idea at Indian Road Crescent - Human Rights - Social Justice Themes for the Year starting with January - Rights of the Child.
  • Anti-Oppression Professional Development with Staff from a Human Rights Lens

Literacy

We will ensure that Indian Road Crescent students have rich experiences in math both in and outside of the classroom. We have high expectations for all students and provide positive, supportive learning environments. On a foundation of literacy and math, students will deal with issues such as environmental sustainability, poverty and social justice to develop compassion, empathy and problem solving. Students will develop an understanding of technology and the ability to build healthy relationships.
  • Ensure all of our Grade 1 students are reading at Grade Level by the end of Term 2.
  • Continue Empower to support focussed Reading Instruction from Grade 2 to 5.
  • Continue to review collections of books in the Library and Classrooms to ensure representation multiple narratives or stories.
Numeracy 
We will ensure that Indian Road Crescent students have rich experiences in math both in and outside of the classroom. We have high expectations for all students and provide positive, supportive learning environments. On a foundation of literacy and math, students will deal with issues such as environmental sustainability, poverty and social justice to develop compassion, empathy and problem solving. Students will develop an understanding of technology and the ability to build healthy relationships.
  • Focus on Application of Mathematics from K to 6
  • Connect math application through STEM Outdoor Classroom - K-3
  • Connect math application through STEM Collaborations (Library and Outdoor Classroom) 4-6

Well-Being

 We will continue to build a positive culture that supports mental health and well-being — free of bias and full of potential. Our staff will continue to pursue tools necessary to teach, assess, support and relate to students.
  • School Climate Survey in Spring 2020
  • PeaceKeepers for student leadership in our school yard
  • Me to We - Leadership around social justice issues locally and globally
Work on these foci requires strong relationships. We will strengthen relationships and continue to build partnerships among students, staff, families and communities that support student needs and improve learning and well-being. We will continue to create an environment where every voice is welcomed and has influence.