Students at Heritage grow and develop for up to 8 years within our elementary school from junior kindergarten to grade 6. Heritage uses its online Engage platform to consistently communicate with the home in order to keep you informed, as well as a secondary online platform, MS Teams, used primarily by teachers to communicate homework and information directly to the students themselves. As a Canadian school, Heritage uses a diverse and multifaceted system of grading and assessing our elementary students in our core courses, including:
Three Reporting Periods – there are three terms per academic year in elementary, thus you will receive three report cards per year.
Interim Report Card – A report is sent home early in first term to inform parents of student adaptation to classroom environment.
Assessments – These are based on ability and skill acquisition, not solely testing outcomes.
ELA – An emphasis is placed on comprehension, literacy, critical thinking and spoken communication.
Math – Students are assessed on their ability to understand and use numeracy through mental math, estimation, problem solving inline with Manitoba curriculum, while reinforcing literacy skills.
Science – Students are assessed on scientific inquiry, design process, problem solving, knowledge, and understanding through curriculum, and a variety of projects and experiments.
Social Studies – Students are assessed on critical thinking skills, citizenship, research, communication, and knowledge.