Myrtle Philip Community School has a clear mission and some strong core values. As a staff we see our selves as a family. We focus on the success of all students, and hold our selves accountable for high excellence across the curriculum—in academics, athletics, fine arts and career programs. We put our students first, and you can feel this when you walk into our building. We are keenly aware that students learn best in a safe, secure and respectful environment supported by strong connections between school and community.
Perseverance, Purpose and Authenticity
We believe that we can only cultivate perseverance and determinations by building an environment/school culture where all students feel safe, respected, encouraged to take risks and try new things, and are intrinsically invested in their learning. Further, we believe that students are intrinsically invested in authentic learning environments, where they see the purpose and reasoning for each learning intention, and are willing to enter into a framework for success. It is our belief that working in this area will enable more students to move from meeting expectations to exceeding expectations in reading, writing and numeracy and all areas of their competency development.
We have built a collective vision for our Teaching Team and Staff. This Values and Vision are displayed proudly outside of our office.
OUR VISION for Pathways to Learning
We are a passionate, nurturing
community that makes our school and
the world a better place, empowering
each other to engage in our learning and
to be our best selves.
OUR TEAM VALUES
Shared Courage : We support each other
in being adventurous and brave.
Integrity: We are respectful of others and
accountable for our actions.
Kindness : We are supportive, compassionate,
open-minded, flexible and encouraging.
Passion: We are enthusiastic, engaged
and committed to delivering our best.
Purposeful Growth : We are committed to learning and growing,
embracing our curiosity and exploring new opportunities.
Our Enduring Understandings:
Know the Child to Teach the Child
Better Questions = Better Learning
What we do in the classroom is not “practice” for real life, it is real life.