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Central Okanagan Public Schools
SD No. 23
Together We Learn
District Strategic Direction

​​Vision ​(effective June 9, 2021)​

Together We Learn

Purpose (effective June 9, 2021)

To educate students in a safe, inclusive, equitable, and inspirational learning environment where each learner develops the attributes and competencies to flourish in a global community.​

Cultural Values (effective June 9, 2021)​

    • Honesty is the building block for relationships and the basis for trust.  It is the absence of falsehood and the action of full disclosure.  It is the ultimate test of moral strength.  When honesty is present, integrity will also be apparent.
    • Respect is "to consider worthy of high regard".  Being respectful is an attitude of honouring people and caring about their rights.​
    • Responsibility is being accountable for our actions and their consequences.  When we demonstrate responsibility, we are doing our best to meet the expectations of ourselves and others.
    • Equity empowers each learner to thrive, holistically.​
    • Empathy is a feeling of concern, compassion and understanding of another's situation or feelings. 

Our Overarching Goal (effective June 9, 2021)

Our learners will develop foundational skills and core curricular competencies so that they can be empowered to follow their passions and strengths and thrive holistically as resilient and engaged global citizens.

Attributes of our Learners​

A Learner is one who is engaged, resilient and seeks to understand through:
    • Literacy, Numeracy and Subject Competencies
    • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
    • Self-Direction, Work Ethic and Accountability
    • Healthy Lifestyle
    • Financial Literacy

A Thinker is one who analyzes, makes connections, inferences, asks questions, and transfers knowledge through:

    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Open Mindedness and Reflection
    • Flexibility and Adaptability

An Innovator is one who sees possibilities and generates original ideas with value through:

    • Curiosity and Imagination
    • Creativity, Design and Performance
    • Initiative and Entrepreneurship

A Collaborator is one who excels at working with others to create new understanding through:

    • Appreciating Diversity
    • Effective Communication
    • Interdependence
    • Relationship Building

A Contributor is a citizen who participates in the local and global community through:

    • Finding, Following, and Sharing Passions
    • Respect, Empathy, and Kindness
    • Integrity and Ethical Behaviour
    • Civic and Environmental Responsibility
    • Embracing Diverse Cultures and Lifestyle