Our students will learn key academic skills - like reading, writing and math - to encompass the knowledge and processes associated with intellectual development. As learners and meaning-makers, students take subject-specific concepts and content and transform them into a new understanding. 

At McMillan we are working hard to support all students to learn and grow from where they at. This means you will see learning happening in McMillan classrooms in many different ways. Walk through our hallways, and you will see students working with adults, each other, and independently. You will see paper and pencil, ipads, winbooks, and a wide range of manipulatives. You will see students working quietly, talking, listening and moving about. Older students with younger students, students taking regulation breaks, and student leaders helping to perform tasks about the school.  These activities and more support the learning of literacy and numeracy skills, as well as build student capacity for the many competencies needed in order to be the curious, motivated and confident life long learners we want them to be.

We strive to meet high standards with respect to literacy and numeracy, and it has been our goal to create learning environments that will support all students to achieve their best.  Students are ready to engage in learning and do their best work when their physical and emotional needs are being met, and they feel that school is a place that they belong. One snap shot of how our students are doing is their end of term report cards. Another is the grade 4 FSA scores.

Our term 2 reading scores broken down my grade level shows that over time, students grow and a greater number of students are achieving at a proficient and developing level. The fact that a smaller percentage of students are falling in the emerging range in grade 5 is hopefully indicative of student growth over time.

Our term 2 math scores show a similar trend. McMillan teachers are dedicated to asking questions and working towards better supporting those students that are not able to achieve proficiency in a subject.

Our FSA scores, which are a snapshot of one point in time during the grade 4 year, show us that many of our students are achieving quite well with respect to both Literacy and Numeracy, but we still have work to do to better support 15 - 18% of our students.