What is this new curriculum anyway...?

Dear Parents,

Are you wondering what this “new curriculum” is all about?  As you well know by now, the Ministry of Education has officially rolled out the new curriculum and our teachers have spent most of the last two years preparing by rewriting short and long term plans, changing instruction and activities in the classroom, collaborating with each other, and working with professionals to gain the skills necessary to deliver the curriculum as only St. Paul teachers can.  Specifically, the staff will be working with Misty Paterson this year, a Teacher and certified Consultant in concept-based pedagogy, who will aid the teachers in developing their inquiry and concept based instruction in their classrooms.  Ms. Paterson’s role will be to advise the administrative team and co-lead the systemic planning, implementation, and documentation of the BC Redesigned Curriculum through professional development, steering committee meetings, parent education evenings, and classroom experiences.  This will take place over the entire school year.  For more information on Misty Paterson, please visit her web site at www.mistypaterson.com(The new web site is just in the process of being launched, so please keep checking in if it’s not quite ready yet.)  You will also have the opportunity to meet Misty at our Meet the Teacher evening on Sept. 19th where she will review her plans for St. Paul School.  Misty will offer a brief overview of the what, why, and how of the new curriculum from a parent and teacher lens.  Walk away with increased clarity and ideas you can try at home.  Please bring your smartphones!

See you on Sept. 19th.

Yours in faith,


Maureen Moorehead

Principal