Principal's Message

To achieve our Four-Year Plan, Innovators by Design, Banded Peak school will introduce a school wide approach to numeracy, with a focus on making numeracy visible. We will work collaboratively with stakeholders, staff, and outside agencies to introduce the new physical education and wellbeing curriculum in a robust and engaging manner. We will use literacy data to inform instruction and enhance learning. Finally, with the support of community members, Elders and Knowledge Keepers, we will continue on our path towards Truth and Reconciliation by increasing student exposure to language, culture and shared experience.

Central to staff at Banded Peak is our belief that all students can achieve personal excellence. Through sustained hard work, perseverance, dedication and support, “we strive to be the best that we can be”. As a staff we work tirelessly to provide all learners the opportunity to attain their very best. To support this work for the 2022-2023 school year, and based on recent whole school math assessments, we will focus our attention on numeracy and the introduction of consistent language and strategies. We will work with staff to define common language and develop consistency and visibility of this language. We will focus professional development on problem solving; moving towards the “Concrete, Representational, and Abstract” Model schoolwide. Finally, we will refine the use and distribution of manipulatives and work towards ensuring ease and frequency of use.

Banded Peak school is fortunate to be situated on 40 acres of forested land, affectionately referred to as “The Back 40”. This untouched outdoor space is used for cross country running, skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering, leadership, as a classroom, and as a play space. As we look to the 2022-2023 school year we are focused on using this space and our indoor spaces to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of our students. In collaboration with WinSport Canada and Rocky View Schools we will explore ways to introduce the new physical education and well-being curriculum to improve student health and enhance physical activity.

Banded Peak staff (Grade 1-8) will implement the BAS assessment tool in alignment with direction provided by Rocky View Schools. Teachers will use data to determine a student’s instructional reading level, observe reading behaviours, engage in conversation, and make informed decisions to improve literacy.

Finally, Banded Peak, situated adjacent from the Tsuut’ina Nation and on Treaty 7 land, is honoured to have the opportunity to collaborate with local Knowledge Keepers, Elders, and community members. With their support we will continue to work towards Truth and Reconciliation in a meaningful and informed manner. Our focus for the 2022-2023 school year will be on increasing student exposure to language, culture and shared experience.

Through these initiatives Banded Peak School is well positioned to provide our students, our teachers, and our community access to an engaging, enriching, innovative and quality learning experience.


Mr. Pols and Mr. Pedersen

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