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  • To continue the focus on improving student literacy in reading and writing across the grades
  • To promote inclusion of all students (adaptations and modifications in classrooms to meet students' needs, to develop student leadership capacities and to reduce bullying incidents and increase student self-discipline and tolerance)
  • To continue implementation of the three-year computer technology plans

Accomplishments and Initiatives:

  • School-wide guided reading program
  • Literacy focus, including inner city early literacy project, K-1 phonemic awareness program, primary poetry and intermediate public speaking festival
  • Student leadership programs (student helpers, peer tutoring and spirit leaders to run PA announcements, assemblies, school spirit days and student events)
  • Student-led conferences
  • Anti-bullying and safe school initiatives
  • Implementing computer technology plan, upgrading internet acccess capacity throughout the school and utilizing "Success Maker" to support learning of students with special needs
  • K-7 music program, including K-7 singing, dance, movement and various instruments, Grades 2-7 choral, Grades 3-6 recorder and Grade 7 band
  • Holly/Hjorth Community School Program - increased focus on early literacy, kindergarten readiness, adult ESL and computer skills and community development and support
  • iBook Lighthouse initiative
  • Surrey/UBC project - student teachers' practicum

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