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ENCOURAGING EVERY STUDENT TO ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL IN A SUPPORTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.

We, at Ladysmith Secondary School, believe in a positive, safe and inclusive learning environment for all. The LSS community strives to:

Culture of Innovation

  • Improve student achievement through innovative pedagogy, which aligns with the redesign BC curriculum.
  • Provide a concept-based approach to learning and a focus on the development of competencies, to foster deeper, more transferable learning.
  • Increase knowledge of Aboriginal Understandings across all grades and curricular areas.
  • Encourage higher-order thinking through inquiry and place-based learning.
  • Provide opportunities for students in areas leadership, social responsibility and student-led initiatives.
  • Communicate learning authentically and on an ongoing basis to students and parents.

Flexible Learning

  • Meet the individual learning needs of all students.
  • Respect the unique nature of disciplines while supporting and encouraging cross-curricular learning.
  • Provide flexibility to inspire the personalization of learning and address the diverse needs and interests of our learners.
  • Create learning environments that explore the use of time and space in creative ways.
  • Enhance student engagement in learning, giving students choices leading to life-long, self-directed learning.

Core Competency Development for Life-long Learning

  • Encourage greater student ownership for learning.
  • Involve students in reflecting on their work and setting new goals based on those reflections.
  • Support students in the development of a positive personal and cultural identity.
  • Develop in students a lifelong appreciation of learning and a curiosity about the world.
  • Build and sustain a positive relationship with the community.
  • Support students in developing the skills, attitudes and habits of mind essential to becoming contributing, responsible citizens.