We will provide quality public education, in the context of publicly accountable and responsible
1. Enable each student to reach their individual potential
2. Advocate for stable, adequate and predictable funding
3. Foster an inclusive and collaborative environment
The purpose of this charter is to empower students to thrive and develop to their full potential. Consequently, Richmond students deserve:
The basis for a productive life in our society is education. It should be holistic, adequately funded, and not interrupted.
A student should feel at home in our inclusive school district environment, with equitable access to resources. A student should be heard and involved in their schooling. The school is a place to learn to be appreciative and accepting of diversity, and to learn about wellness – the health of the individual and the environment. The school is a place for nurturing respect, love and compassion.
At school, children are not under the personal supervision of their parents. The caring and competent school staff cannot be everywhere at once. Children, themselves, are learning proper behaviours and social mores. It is not to be taken for granted that the law of the land is adequately protecting each and every one of our most delicate and precious resources – our children. Students are empowered to advocate for their rights, and to seek protection against all forms of discrimination, abuse, bullying and other legal rights violations.
There is a basic provincial curriculum that every student is expected to learn. Beyond that, every student is unique, and should achieve growth and learning according to their individual interests and strengths. Educational competencies, creativity and critical thinking should be developed across all disciplines.
A student should feel connected to their community. Volunteering, visiting local businesses and inviting local speakers to the class room, are ways to encourage this.
Just as an education is the basis for a productive life, our participation in the Canadian democratic process is the basis for the rights and freedoms that we all enjoy. School is a place to instill a sense of duty to oneself and one’s neighbours, and not to take our traditions for granted.
Authorized by Financial Agent Michael Starchuk – 778 229 7206