Principal's Message

Welcome to Banded Peak School

Rocky View Schools' Education Plan, 'Focus on the Future,' forms the cornerstone for the growth and development of all our students. To achieve this, RVS is committed to improving literacy and numeracy, fostering future-ready students, and providing inclusive, engaging, and healthful learning opportunities. In support of this vital work, Banded Peak School is introducing three new overarching goals:

  • Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy: We are dedicated to the continuous improvement of student literacy and numeracy outcomes, employing data collection, precise test administration, and comprehensive analysis.
  • Nurturing Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Citizenship: We prioritize the cultivation of strong connections, collaboration, and the development of critical thinking, teamwork, and creativity among our
  • Implementing Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS): Guided by the principles of belonging, mastery, generosity, and independence, we are working toward the implementation of PBIS with a minimum fidelity rate of 85% by the end of the next school

At Banded Peak, our staff continually seeks opportunities to enhance achievement in literacy and numeracy for all students. We have implemented various tools and resources, such as Heggerty's program for Phonemic Awareness, 'Words Their Way,' and the Layers of Literacy, to create consistency in our literacy program. To support numeracy, we are making learning visible throughout the school, introducing elements of Peter Liijdahl's 'Thinking Classroom,' and enhancing access to manipulatives to facilitate ease of use and boost confidence in math. While our focus on literacy and numeracy remains consistent for the 2023-2024 school year, we are implementing strategies to utilize data from various sources to enhance program delivery, target areas of growth, and promote professional development.

Situated in Bragg Creek, Alberta, Banded Peak, a small rural school, has a long-standing tradition of community building. Our students collaborate to support each other throughout the school. In line with RVS's goal of nurturing future-ready learners, we are introducing various activities and tasks, including outdoor games, literacy and numeracy- focused activities, and collaborative 'team tasks' centered on community and revitalization.

Lastly, we are collaborating with the Rocky View Schools Learning Department to develop a framework for student conduct, rooted in the principles of belonging, mastery, generosity, and independence, to implement PBIS. This important work will build upon our existing House System.

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


Mr. Pols and Mr. Pedersen

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