Our commitment at City Public School is to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century. There is a strong sense of partnership between school staff, parents and the pupils. We value positive relationships and develop strong links with the parents and students by being available and approachable. We genuinely strive to value our children as individuals – each with their own unique personalities. High standards and expectations for each student in regard to academic performance, co-curricular participation, and responsible citizenship are the foundation of our school. It is with pride that we hold these high standards and ask each of our students to commit to maintaining the extraordinary record of achievement and contribution that has been the legacy of City Public School students. It is the contribution of our students to our school community that makes us an exceptional learning community. Full participation in academic and co-curricular programs and a willingness to act responsibly as an individual within our educational environment are the factors that enable all to have a successful and enjoyable year.
Below are our beliefs regarding teaching and learning that we developed as part of this process.
We believe that effective teachers:
Create opportunities for intellectual risk-taking, collaboration, problem-solving, and application of classroom learning of real life situations;
Implement strategies that promote ownership of learning to students;
Design infrastructure to integrate a variety of innovate technologies tools and resources to enahnce learning;
Demonstrate ongoing professional growth in order to increase the quality of instruction;
Collaborate with colleagues to share and discuss exemplary practices, interpret students performance data, and design assessments that promote twenty-first century skills.
Communicate in meaningful way for a variety of purposes and audiences;
Induce critical and creative thinking skills among students to solve problems so that they could Pose questions, examine possibilities, and apply skills to find solution to authentic issues.
Make positive choices related to physical and mental wellness; and Contribute to the local and global community in a collaborative and respectful manner