Vision Statement

Tanner's Crossing School will continually strive for:

1. Holistic Education of students

  • Where possible, children should be grouped over two years with the same teacher.
  • Teaching should be child-centered, based on individual progress along the continuum of development.
  • Children should have the opportunity to guide their own learning and take responsibility for their learning.
  • Develop social skills and healthy lifestyles.
  • Promote the importance of community service and respect for self, property and others.
  • Organize whole school activities.
  • Provide opportunities for quality sports and arts programs.

2. Quality learning opportunities

  • Children and teachers take active roles in the learning process.
  • Provide a variety of programming, methodologies and strategies (e.g. cooperative learning and technology).
  • Use multiple intelligence teaching
  • Individualized learning styles and strengths are embraced through differentiated instruction.

3. Collaboration within the school and community

  • Encourage teamwork through team meetings
  • Promote classroom supports. (E.g. volunteers, M.C.I. students, student support services)
  • Children are given opportunities for mentoring and leadership.
  • An atmosphere of collaboration enhances the sense of community.

4. Ongoing Professional Development

  • Provide staff with training to deal with curriculum and special needs programs.
  • Provide technical equipment and training thereof.
  • Encourage the sharing of professional literature.
  • Mentoring/coaching (e.g. Student teaching, collegiality).

5. Safe and adequate facilities

  • Meet the guidelines of workplace health and safety.
  • Provide adequate classroom and playground facilities.