Our Focus

Over the last several years, using the Scanning process, our experienced staff noticed several things about the students they taught:

  • they are friendly, social and caring 
  • practising mindfullness helps to support them to settle/calm down and to focus
  • they enjoy hands on learning experiences, especially those outside
  • they struggle to regulate their emotions
  • they have a wide range of abilities - strengths and stretches

These hunches were confirmed through the data collected from student surveys that focused on 5 key questions:

  1. Can you name at least 2 adults at school who care about you and think you will be a success?
  2. What are you learning about as how to Care for Yourself and why it is important?
  3. What are you learning about as to how to Care for Others and why is this important?
  4. What learning opportunities/activities have you enjoyed this term?
  5. What are your next steps in your learning? 

Cook School Inquiry:

How can we better support our students with “hands on, minds on” learning opportunities to increase student engagement and communication skills?