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Instructional Focus

Our expectations as professional educators, concerned parents and interested community members are to have the young people in our care:       

  • read and write fluently
  • speak articulately
  • listen carefully
  • understand science, mathematics, technology
  • have a strong knowledge of history and culture (of our nation and others)
  • appreciate the values of a free democratic society
  • learn self-discipline, accept responsibility, think critically
  • make good choices and accept responsibility
  • participate appropriately in group settings
  • treat others with respect, dignity and tolerance
  • appreciate the natural world
  • participate in and appreciate the arts
  • acquire skills
  • participate and appreciate wholesome physical activities for present and future well-being
  • develop a sense of the future (e.g. possible occupation or profession)

The positive behaviour plan for students at Sherwood School has been simplified to three basic rules:

  • Respect yourself.
  • Respect others.
  • Be responsible for your actions.

All students are expected to know these three rules. In the event of a discipline problem, these three rules will be the basis for the discussion of what went wrong, what should have been done, and what consequences will arise.