Intellectual Growth of all Students and Staff
A culture of inquiry begins with a welcoming climate of trust and validation where students understand the value of questions and the adventure of seeking answers.
From the perspective of staff, it means well designed and targeted continuing professional development at the appropriate points in their career.
Inquiry is powerful. It can create student ownership in the classroom. It can validate the passions and interests of our students.
We understand that creating a culture of inquiry takes constant work.
Teachers need to establish it from the first day in the classroom, and work to keep it relevant throughout the year.
Our teachers are expected to commit to this change and continue to reinforce the practices and strategies that create a culture of inquiry.
Our values convey the beliefs that positively influence our behaviour and the way we interact with individuals, groups and communities
They represent the deepest beliefs and sentiments to which we can aspire, and they shape our SRS school community.