Our Focus

Our school focus for September 2021-2022:

Over the last few years, Palmer’s student population is one of the smallest in the Richmond School district.  However, over the past two years, we have seen an increased in enrolment resulting in a significant number in our Grade 8 population.  We anticipate this growth to continue for our school community. Palmer is a tight-knit community of students, staff and parents.  What really defines us as a community, are the people. A broad range of ethnicities make up the families/students at Palmer. The fusion of cultures, provides us with many opportunities to learn from each other and find common values.

Using an inquiry-based approach, professional development days, student focus groups and PAC meetings our learning community has determined that our focus for the 2021-2022 school year will be to continue to foster social responsibility and connectedness in our students through teaching and events focussed on our Palmer PRIDE.

School-wide connectedness is a strategy for encouraging positive behaviour with all students. School-wide expectations are based on values that we want to see reflected in our students. These expectations enhance connectedness among our students, staff, and community, creating an overall climate and culture in the school that is welcoming and safe.

As Palmer Griffins, we share what it means to be a part of the Palmer community through PALMER P.R.I.D.E.

P - Positive Attitude: We approach challenges believing we can succeed.

R - Respect:  We value each other, our learning, our environment and ourselves.

I - Integrity: We take responsibility for our actions

D - Diversity: We are proud of the difference in who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.

E - Excellence: We do our best to achieve our goals.

Palmer P.R.I.D.E represents our values that we want to see reflected in our students. These expectations enhance connectedness among our students, staff, and community, creating an overall climate and culture in the school that is welcoming and safe.