Ferris Elementary School


For the 2019-2020 SchoolFocus

This year we are working on an developing a cohesive school-wide approach to Social Emotional Learning.  We have applied for and received an innovation Grant to begin to investigate our inquiry questions:

"If we develop a cohesive SEL framework, will it positively imnpact the social, emotional, and intellectual engagement of students?  How can we support the growth of our student sin the area of Personal Awareness and Responsiblity?"

The staff at Ferris has identified SEL as the main professional learning area to explore in 2019/20. This is connected to our School Story and Focus which centres on the Core Competency of Personal Awareness and Responsibility (self-determination, self- regulation and well-being).


School Focus for 2018-2021

How can we &/or do we support the growth of our students in the area of Personal Awareness and Responsiblity?

Personal awareness and responsibility includes the skills, strategies, and dispositions that help students to stay healthy and active, set goals, monitor progress, regulate emotions, respect their own rights and the rights of others, manage stress, persevere in difficult situations. Students who demonstrate  personal awareness and responsiblity demonstrate self-respect and express a sense of personal well-being.

1. Self Determination          2. Self-Regulation         3. Well-being


The Focus for 2017-2018
(set at the end of the  2016-2017 school) 

The Core Competency of Social Responsibility

Helping our students to build more personal connections with both students and adults in the school, and to develop a stronger internal motivation and understanding of our HEART Matrix.