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Walter Murray Collegiate

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The following goals were developed by Walter Murray Collegiate's Learning Leaders.

Goal 1 - Improving the transition from elementary school to high school

  • Reducing the number of teachers working with grade 9s
  • Keeping the majority of grade 9 classes in one area
  • Reducing class sizes to 25 students where possible
  • Murray Advantage, an advisory program for grade 9s
  • Team teaching and team planning for grade 9 teachers

Goal 2 - To strive towards Authentic Engagement

  • Providing opportunities for teachers to learn about Assessment for Learning
  • Professional Learning Communities are working together to share teaching practice
  • Opportunities for students to negotiate assessment or get more feedback
  • Focus on quality of work as opposed to quantity of work

Goal 3 - To provide relevant professional learning opportunities for all staff

  • Modifying classroom assessment to make it more clear
  • Negotiating rules and expectations collectively
  • Providing more opportunities for student ownership of learning. (view sample project)

Read the report about the 2008-2009 school year


Special Programs at Walter Murray Collegiate:

WMCI has a number of important programs for our students. Because we work to meet the needs of our diverse students, a number of congregated classes, special programs and diverse programs are available.

Advanced Program

English as a Second Language or Additional Language Program

French Immersion

Hockey Program

  • A WMCI hockey program designed to offer the Hockey Canada Skill Development Program in the context of a comprehensive collegiate

Music Program

Student Support Programs

  • Resource Student Support
    • reinforces content learned in the classroom
    • builds study, social and academic skills
    • individual learning plans and assistance
    • offered daily as an elective for students Gr. 9-12
    • advocacy for students and access to additional services
    • assistive technology
  • Resource Teacher Support
    • team-teaching models
    • learning about adapting for students with diverse needs
    • materials for working with a variety of learning styles
  • Support programs for students with exceptionalities
    • Hearing Impaired
    • Visually Impaired
    • Life Skills Work Study programs

STOC

  • A two credit course designed to provide students with the basic construction and workplace concepts and skills associated with construction and several sub-trades of construction
    • carpentry ( framing, concrete, exterior and interior finishes)
    • electrical
    • plumbing
    • masonry
    • construction estimating
    • surveying
    • alternative house building
    • safety (WHMIS, Work Safe Saskatchewan)
  • CWE20 and Communication 30 credit
  • Takes place in labs and on an actual construction work site