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Peachland Elementary
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Our Learning Story

​​​​​​We are a community of empowered learners where everyone belongs and is valued for their contributions. (January 2022)​

Our Learning Story

Our Mission

Set high expectations, develop the whole child and provide an educational model designed to improve the achievement of all students by:
  • Emphasizing the importance of quality teaching
  • Early intervention and regular progress monitoring
  • Encouraging and valuing input and involvement of all staff, parents, students and the community at large

Our Characteristics

Peachland Elementary School is the only public educational facility located in the quiet rural, lakeside and lake-view community of Peachland, BC; with a population of approximately 5000 residents.  Our school currently enrolls 155 students, 10% having an Indigenous ancestry.  The majority of students who begin their schooling in Peachland stay with the school until the end of grade 5.

Our parents and local community have been excellent supporters for our school.  Peachland Elementary is very much a part of the social fabric of this great community.  Our community is very diverse, covering a wide range of socio-economic environments.  As such, we do our best to both celebrate our diversities and to foster a culture of inclusion and acceptance.

What does it mean to be an engaged learner at PLE?

We sought to answer this by asking our teachers, parents and students three questions:

1) What matters most to you as a (teacher, parent, student) at PLE?
2) What do you value most for the students and their learning?
3) What does this sound like, look like and feel like at PLE?

We completed this consultation process from October, 2019 to January 2020. All of the feedback has now been obtained, and key words have been used to create word maps (or "Wordles"), with the words most emphasized in the feedback being shown in larger print. This has been done for the parent feedback, teacher feedback and student feedback. Please refer to the "Our Inquiry Process" section of the site to see these Wordles.  Teachers used this feedback to create the vision statement at the top of this page, which will guide our work over the next few years. 

In the first week of November 2021, we asked all our students the four important scanning questions:
1.  Can you name two people who believe that you will be successful in life?  This question is important because students need adults who believe in them to feel safe and confident to learn.
​2.  What are you learning and why is it important?  Learners need to know what they are learning and why it is important because they take value, understand and remember what they learn and can use it in their life.
​3.  How is it going with your learning?  We hope all students will be lifelong learners and enjoy learning.  We also hope they can explain why their learning is going well with evidence.
​4.  What are the next steps in your learning?  Our students need to be able to explain their goals and how they can reach them.

​The results of the scan will be discussed in our posts for Evidence of Learning going forward.