Our School Plan Progress 2018-2019

Improving Student Learning

The Abbotsford School District’s Strategic Plan reflects our public commitment to BC’s new curriculum by working together to continuously improve learning for each student.

School Goals

Under the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning, all Abbotsford School District schools are required to develop a long term plan to improve student achievement, one that maintains a balance on the intellectual, social and career development of students. Each year, each school develops an annual plan and sets individual goals to improve student achievement. 

Matsqui School Goals


Our students will learn key academic skills - like reading, writing and math - to encompass the knowledge and processes associated with intellectual development. As learners and meaning-makers, students take subject-specific concepts and content and transform them into a new understanding. 

Our celebrations of learning

Human & Social

Our students will study personal and human social skills and as they relate to students' identity in the world - both as individuals and as members of their community. We are learning that personal and human social skills encompass the abilities students needs to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world. 

Our celebrations of learning


Our students will succeed in a much different future from the one we envisioned 10 or 15 years ago. It is our responsibility to prepare all children for success in whatever life path they choose, connecting learning opportunities with future career possibilities. We know that real-life experiences - like community involvement, gaining business knowledge, and hands-on-learning - build better students and life-long citizens. 

Our celebrations of learning

We have redesigned our vision for our Library Learning Commons to be a warm and inviting space that promotes learning through inquiry, collaboration and innovation. With the new ergonomically designed furniture either being on gliders or wheels, this large space can now be re-arranged with ease to allow educators to co-teach and students to share and celebrate their learning in various ways. For example, students and teachers can open a door on a warm, sunny day that would lead them to the ‘Outdoor Classroom’. Only steps away, opening another door would lead them to the ‘Maker Space Lab’ where students are given challenges that involve Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistic Design, and Math. In addition to the many books available, there is a green screen, iPads, laptops, robotics, LEGO, Keva planks, circuit kits, iMovie, and other interesting learning resources.