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Our Mission

Our mission describes our school's purpose. Our vision depicts our desired future. The principles needed to achieve our mission and vision are articulated in our values. Finally, the actions we need to demonstrate to make our mission, vision and values a reality are described in our collective commitments.

We have developed these statements in collaboration with our staff, students and families. They are part of our School Success Plan.

Mission

Our mission as a learning community at Hillside is to challenge our students to reach their potential and develop the knowledge, skillls, intelligences, and attitudes to succeed in the 21st century. We will do this by providing a safe and caring environment which challenges each student to respect themselves and others. This will provide our students with a love for life-long learning in order to become a global citizen. "Toward a bettter self, toward a better world."

Vision

To realize our mission and vision we value: *respect for diversity and acceptance of each member of the learning community *high expectations for all members of the Hillside community *the partnership, the co-operation and the open communication between the student, the home and the school *the individual needs and learning styles of each and every student

Values

  • respect for diversity and acceptance of each member of the learning community
  • high expectations for all members of the Hillside community
  • the partnership, the co-operation and the open communication between the student, the home and the school
  • the individual needs and learning styles of each and every student

Collective Commitments

Staff Commitments

  • improve student achievement in literacy and numeracy through the linking of program and assessment in a middle school
  • provide an environment that strives to maximize success and promotes leadership in a safe, inviting and inclusive environment for adolescent learners
  • respect and respond to individual needs and learning styles
  • participate in ongoing professional development and collaborative learning teams
  • co-operation and open communication between the school, the parents and the students

Student Commitments

  • We will try our hardest and do our PERSONAL BEST
  • We will help ourselves and others to learn
  • We will manage ourselves
  • We will treat others with kindness and respect
  • We will take care of the school property

Parent Commitments

  • actively support the students, teachers, administration and community towards responsible citizenship, positive growth and success
  • ongoing communication and motivation between staff, students, parents and the community
  • place the interests of the school and students first, while acting in an advisory and resource capacity
  • encourage the viewpoints of parents and community to be heard, while promoting positive attitudes towards education
  • promote parental support of the child's educational endeavours at home and at school