Student Services is the team of staff and services accessible to meet the needs of ALL students. The educational planning process for all students begins with a CORE TEAM comprised of the student, parent(s) / legal guardian, and teacher(s).
As we are aware, all children are different- they have different strengths, needs, histories and abilities- just like each of us. Education is a fundamental human right and as educators it is our responsibility to teach every student in our classroom- not just the students who learn easily, or who can follow our expectations for behaviour.
In order to support students Teachers use their knowledge of the curriculum and various classroom assessment processes to determine starting points for instruction and to monitor each student’s developing understanding and skill as instruction proceeds. When a teacher observes differences in a student’s learning and/or behaviour, focussed classroom observation and assessment occur, variations in pacing of instruction, materials, or instructional approaches need to occur to better enable the student to be successful.
The higher the need may sometime mean the more services involved.
Within Swan Valley School Division our Student Services Team consists of:
Student Services Achievement Coordinator- Patti Hack
Speech & Language Pathologist- Louise Oberton
School Psychologist- Ashley Sigurdson
School Counsellor (Grades 9 to 12)- Tammy Badowski
School Counsellor (Grades K to 6)- Kerrilynn Behrman
School Counsellor (Grades 6-8)- Eunice Lavell
Phone: 204-734- 4518
Indigenous Academic Achievement Coordinator- Lorna Munro
Phone: 204-734- 4511