Our Learning Story
Chute Lake Elementary School (CLE) has a population of 485 students who have strong readiness skills and supportive families. Our school opened it doors ten years ago with a strong sense of purpose around looking at the whole child and who they would become in life, not just during their school career. We considered the big picture of learning and together with the school staff and community we embarked on a journey that led to the development our school mission statement.
Since then, our school growth plans have centered on living our mission statement of developing inquiring, respectful, and industrious young people who help make a better world by being critical, creative, and compassionate thinkers. Over the years, our students have engaged in a variety of learning opportunities such as "Making Thinking Visible (MTV) strategies, Critical Thinking Consortium, inquiry based learning, the Learning in Depth (LiD) program, learning through play and Learning Through our Natural World. Learning strategies have been carefully selected through the collaboration of the school teaching staff, parents, students and learning partners to align with our focus on thinking.
Chute Lake Elementary also has the privilege of being a "hub school" for the Central Okanagan. This means that our school opens its doors to educators within our district and other school districts in BC to learn and grow their practice. We work closely with district Instructional Leadership Team to incorporate evidence informed, best practice for teaching and learning. We follow the OECD 7 +3 Principles of Learning, The Spirals of Inquiry and the First People's Principles of Learning to guide our practice.