At Bedford Road we believe in Tradition, Commitment and Excellence. We strive to create learning experiences that inspire all students to reach their potential in academic excellence, character, engagement, and well-being. At Bedford our goal is to provide learning opportunities that will help prepare students for an evolving world and develop the necessary skills, character traits, and knowledge to promote their leadership potential, sound judgment, creative and critical thinking and respect for self, others, and our global community.
We commit to the following student goals:
- Students will achieve success in their learning goals. Those learning goals are as unique as our students. For many, this will be achieving curricular outcomes. For some, it will mean exploring more advanced disciplines. For others, it will mean accomplishing hard-fought physical and intellectual achievements. We value our students' abilities and believe in them to achieve their individual goal.
- Students will demonstrate respect, responsibility and perseverance. In considering our student's future, we want to acknowledge who they are now and the role they can play as citizens in their community. Teaching respect, understanding responsibility, and fostering perseverance will develop our students' ability to not only exist in our world but thrive as action-oriented community members into the future.
- Students will actively participate in relevant and meaningful learning. Education is not one size fits all. We must adapt and innovate to engage and challenge students. Lessons in the classroom should be collaborative, appealing and joyful.
- Students will develop the skills to make healthy choices. We want to equip each student, so they know how to take care of themselves. We want our students to be physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually strong.
At Bedford we will continue to focus on Relationships, Equity and Accountability by fostering caring and supportive relationships, honouring diversity, creating welcoming and joyful spaces, and developing and growing community partnerships. We will be open to all, we will maintain high expectations for all, and we will enact anti-racist/anti-oppressive practices. We will continue to respond to student needs through evidence-based practices, focus on Indigenous student success, pursue continuous improvement, and ensure safe, caring and accepting environments.
To be a member of the Bedford Road community means to be one in a community of inspired learners striving for academic excellence where there also exists a sense of belonging, respect and care for self and others.