Windebank Mission Statement
Our mission is to create a positive learning environment
which will inspire everyone to believe in their ability to develop a healthy
lifestyle and pursue their goal of a successful rewarding future.
"If you believe it, you can achieve it."
Welcome to the Windebank Elementary School
Welcome to Windebank Elementary School, located in beautiful Mission, British Columbia, Canada. Our students range in age from Strong start through to Grade Six. Our school offers a variety of experiences for students in the area of sports, music, and creative thinking.
Windebank Elementary School was officially opened on June 15, 1967 and was named in honour of William J. Windebank, the first mayor of Mission City. On May 30th, 1995 the school was moved to its new home where it stands today.
With a student population of approximately 415 Windebank is proud to host many exciting prgrams.
Here you will find information relevant for parents and students of Windebank. Please have a look around to learn more about our school's philosophy and expectations. Check back often for new updates.
About Windebank Elementary School
Windebank School Philosophy
Central to the Windebank Elementary School philosophy is that all children can learn if they believe in their ability to do so. At Windebank we work to create a positive learning environment which will inspire children to achieve their goals and develop a healthy lifestyle.
We are all learners, and, as we learn and grow, so does our self-confidence. If we can encourage children to believe in themselves as individuals and, with their parents, teachers, and friends, as part of a team, we can set them on the road to a successful and rewarding future.
The philosophy of any school is a framework of basic principles which serve as a guideline for the operation, structure and decision making that occurs in that school. As such, we believe:
- that schools should provide congenial, pleasant surroundings: an atmosphere conducive to learning for both teachers and students.
- that teachers have a professional obligation to provide the highest level of service to the students given to their charge and to deliver this service in a manner conducive to the students' intellectual, emotional and social growth. We hope to develop worthwhile interests and noble aspirations in our students.
- that the staff and students share equally the responsibility to ensure that the school environment is a place where people can live and learn together with dignity and respect for one another.
- that students are not identical nor are their needs and, therefore, the school must be prepared to view some students, not as special, but as students requiring special assistance or programs.
Within this framework our mission is:
- to teach the fundamental skills of reading, writing and arithmetic.
- to provide an understanding of the physical world and the child's relationship to this world.
- to provide cultural and physical experiences in the form of music, art, drama and physical education.
- to promote the development of attitudes which assist students to become contributing and valued members of our society.
In its broadest sense, we try to keep in mind what sort of students we want to "graduate" from Windebank. It is our hope that students of Grade 6 leave us with the following:
- A high level of academic achievements - as high as our instructional skills and their instructional potential will permit. Students should leave with the confidence that they have achieved basic skills in communication, arithmetic, social and physical sciences, the arts and physical education.
- Students should have developed interpersonal skills. They should be self-confident, reliable and contributing citizens who have developed a respect for, and an understanding of, the laws and values of our society and take responsibility in shaping that society.
- They should possess a feeling of belonging, particularly as it relates to the school community.
- They should be physically and mentally healthy.
- They should be curious and creative.
We believe that if we graduate students with the above characteristics, parents would say, "Our children have had a good, solid education. They enjoy school and look forward to their future years with eager anticipation".