We care about ourselves, about others and about the world around us!
Marigold promotes safe, respectful, and responsible actions. We establish an atmosphere where students have the opportunity to experience success and thrive both academically and socially emotionally.
Marigold learners develop personal qualities that include: Responsibility (effort and goal attainment); Self-Esteem (positive self-worth and view of self); Sociability (understanding, adaptability, empathy, respectfulness); Self Management (self-regulation), Integrity (ethical choices) (Gibbs, Jeanne. Tribes). The staff believes that children benefit from specific teaching of self-regulation skills; to this end, the Second Step program has become a primary resource. http://www.cfchildren.org/second-step
The Marmot is our School mascot and we are learning to be Mindful, Accepting, Responsible, Mistake-Making, Original, and Thoughtful along with marmot.
Marigold learners also practice social responsibility through action projects and presentations. Individual classes plan and execute projects. We learn about Aboriginal traditions and values throughout the year as presenters share. We learn about diversity through topics related to global concerns. Finally, we learn to care for the environment through Outdoor Education.