Our School Plan Progress 2019-2020

Improving Student Learning

The Abbotsford School District’s Strategic Plan reflects our public commitment to BC’s new curriculum by working together to continuously improve learning for each student.

School Goals

Under the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning, all Abbotsford School District schools are required to develop a long term plan to improve student achievement, one that maintains a balance on the intellectual, social and career development of students. Each year, each school develops an annual plan and sets individual goals to improve student achievement. 

John MacLure Community School Goals


Our students will learn key academic skills - like reading, writing and math - to encompass the knowledge and processes associated with intellectual development. As learners and meaning-makers, students take subject-specific concepts and content and transform them into a new understanding. 

Our celebrations of learning

The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students’ academic skills in grades 4 and 7, and provides parents, teachers, schools, school districts and the Ministry of Education with important information on how well students are progressing in the  foundation skills of Reading, Writing, and Numeracy.

During Grade 1, students begin to see reading as both enjoy-
able and useful in a range of situations. They move from
experiencing literature primarily through listening to being
able to read simple stories on their own. They begin to develop and use
reading skills that allow them to get things done—to follow instructions
and to find out about topics that interest them. In developmental terms,
by the end of Grade 1 most students have moved from emergent to early
reading behaviours.
In Grade 1, students receive focused instruction in language arts so
that they are able to make sense out of print. They learn to use phonics,
language patterns, illustrations, and other text features, as well as their
own sense of what sounds right and makes sense.

The study of literature is at the heart of English language arts.
In Grade 2 and 3, students apply their reading skills to interpret and
respond to an increasing variety of children’s literature.

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Human & Social

Our students will study personal and human social skills and as they relate to students' identity in the world - both as individuals and as members of their community. We are learning that personal and human social skills encompass the abilities students needs to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world. 

Our celebrations of learning

SOAR Awards!

SOAR Awards are awarded each month at a school assembly where parents are able to join in and share in our student success.  The award certificates are displayed for the month in the main hall for all to enjoy and read.


Our students will succeed in a much different future from the one we envisioned 10 or 15 years ago. It is our responsibility to prepare all children for success in whatever life path they choose, connecting learning opportunities with future career possibilities. We know that real-life experiences - like community involvement, gaining business knowledge, and hands-on-learning - build better students and life-long citizens. 

Our celebrations of learning