School Plan

Betty Gilbert Middle School’s Action Plan for Learning focuses on the academic, social, and emotional development of our students as they transition through the Middle Years.

As a school of educators who have chosen to work with students ranging in age from 10-14 years old, we know that Middle School is a time for great self-realization and identity finding. We support our students along their journey of discovering who they are, and how they can make meaningful and positive impact within the world they are growing up in.

We know that all students can learn, move forward with the improvement of their skills, and gain a deeper understanding of the world. We believe in fostering calm and compassionate classrooms that allow students to feel safe and push themselves out of their comfort zones and into the next phases of their learning.

Our staff work closely in pods which include classroom teachers, resource teachers, and educational assistants. Within these pods, staff collaborate on planning and instructional delivery in order to meet the individual needs of our students. Our work focuses around the following four questions:

  • What do we want all students to know and be able to do?
  • How will we know if they learn it?
  • How will we respond when some students do not learn?
  • How will we extend the learning for students who are already proficient?

Alongside this academic focus, we use trauma-informed practice, positive behaviour strategies, and our knowledge of PEACEful schools to strive toward meeting our students’ needs.

Betty Gilbert Middle School

26845 - 27 Avenue, Aldergrove
BC, V4W 3E6
Phone: 604-856-8178
Fax: 604-856-7831