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Vision, Mission & Values


Leadership in Learning and Life


To Inspire and Empower One Another


  • Realize learning potential
  • Establish clear direction and high expectations
  • Celebrate achievement
  • Open and transparent communication
  • Share information, express ideas, and understand others
  • Diversity and uniqueness
  • Equitable environments
  • Mutual respect, understanding and cooperation
  • Integrity and ethical behaviour, professionalism through honesty, respect,
  • Commitment and dedication
  • Holistic learning
  • Meaningful, creative and innovative learning opportunities for all
  • Cooperative and collaborative relationships
  • Responsible leadership


Prairie Valley School Division believes in:

1. A culture that focuses on maximizing student engagement, student learning and student achievement through:

  • Maximizing engaged learning time
  • Tying all activities to curriculum
  • Engaging all students
  • An educationally-sound calendar structure
  • Promoting a culture of learning


2. Maximizing student contact time with regularly assigned staff by:
  • Improving and monitoring student attendance
  • Focusing awareness of interruptions to instructional time and time utilization


3. Valuing learning opportunities for students both inside and outside of the classroom and school by:
  • Providing extra-curricular learning opportunities that do not jeopardize engaged student learning time
  • 50 minutes at noon and opportunities for organized noon-hour programming
  • Activities linked to learning objectives/outcomes accessible to all students


4. Honouring the diversity of individual schools and communities within the unifying framework of a culture of learning with:
  • An equitable calendar for all schools and communities
  • Calendar flexibility at a local level to meet individual school needs
  • Accountability by all levels of staff for calendar structure implementation


5. A culture of learning for all to maximize the quality of teaching and learning by:
  • Providing access to relevant, quality professional development opportunities
  • Up to 5 percent of the contract time for professional development


6. Continuous blocks of instructional days are critical to effective teaching and learning by:
  • Protecting the continuity of instruction for all students
  • Limiting any set of consecutive non-instructional days to groups of no more than three, wherever possible


7. Accountability for learning by all stakeholders.