North Vancouver School District
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District Educational Priorities

​​​​​​​Mandate for Public Schooling​

A quality education system assists in the development of human potential and improves the well-being of every British Columbian. The B.C. school system develops educated citizens by supporting each student's Intellectual, Human and Social, and Career Development.

In alignment with the Ministry of Education and Child Care's Framework for Enhancing Student Learning (FESL), our school district has developed a 10-year strategic plan to highlight the steps we are taking to fulfill the mandate and goals of public schooling in British Columbia. ​

​​​Strategic Plan 2021-2031

In May 2021, the North Vancouver Board of Education approved a refreshed strategic plan to inform approaches to district decision-making and actions towards the Intellectual, Human and Social, and Career Development goals of public schooling. The strategic plan is the culmination of community-wide consultation and captures key aspirational goals for our school district. The consultation process included specific and intentional work with the leadership of both the ​Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Learn more about our six key aspirational goals

From Aspiration to Inspiration: District Educational Priorities

Translating ideology to action, the North Vancouver School District implements the Board of Education's strategic vision and aspirational goals through key educational priority areas. The school district's priority educational areas include Inclusive Education, Career Development, Innovative Instruction, Social Emotional Learning, and Indigenous Education.

In each priority area, action plans are informed in consultation with respective departments, educational research, stakeholder input, student data, and school plans. In accordance with the Ministry of Education and Child Care's​ Framework for Enhancing Student Learning, the school district has identified key goals in alignment with the goals of public schooling: Intellectual, Human and Social, and Career Development. The district's goals are intended to meet the Ministry of Education and Child Care's requirement, as well as reflect the spirit of the school district's vision and strategic plan. Read more about key goals that align with the goals of public schooling.