Key Domains in Education

Our education plan is organized around the primary domains within education. Each domain considers the primary force that is acting on our system of education.

  • Our primary domain is Student Growth and Achievement - students are naturally at the center.
  • Our second domain encompasses Teaching and Leading as teachers and school leaders interact with our learners each and every day.
  • Our system is well supported, and so Learning Supports exists as our third domain.
  • The Governance domain involves our Trustees, locally, and our government, provincially.
  • The final domain includes the Local and Societal Context in which education occurs. Strategies for student growth and achievement may change daily, whereas shifting the local context may take generations.

Student Growth and Achievement

Our students’ success and well-being are impacted daily by Teaching and Leading along with strong Learning Supports determined by effective Governance while attending to Local and Societal Context.

Student Growth and Achievement refers to the variety of educational programs, experiences and strategies by which students meet their learning needs, interests and aspirations, and progress towards learning outcomes, centered on academic achievement, well-being and intellectual engagement.

Public assurance occurs when the public has trust and confidence that students grow as learners and contribute as engaged citizens.

Teaching and Leading

This domain refers to teachers and leaders analyzing the learning context, attending to local and societal considerations, and applying the appropriate knowledge and abilities to make decisions resulting in quality teaching, leading and optimum learning for all.  

Public assurance occurs when the public has trust and confidence that certificated teachers and certificated leaders demonstrate the standards of professional practice.

Learning Supports

This domain refers to the mobilization of resources (including expertise, facilities, human and community services) required to demonstrate shared, system-wide responsibility for all children and students, and then applying the resources needed to ensure optimum learning. 

Public assurance occurs when the public has trust and confidence that resources are managed and applied to establish learning environments where local and societal context is recognized, diversity is embraced, a sense of belonging is emphasized, all learners are welcomed, cared for, respected, and safe.


Governance refers to the processes by which leaders at all levels of the education system follow while Attending to Local and Societal Context; determine strategic policy direction; evaluate policy implementation; and manage fiscal resources to assure learning supports, quality teaching and leading and optimum learning for all. 

Public assurance occurs when the public has trust and confidence that leaders demonstrate stewardship of system resources with an emphasis on student success, generative community engagement, transparency and accountability.

Local and Societal Context

Attending to Local and Societal Context refers to the engagement practices of schools and communities, with support from the broader system, in identifying and responding to the learning needs, interests, aspirations and diverse cultural, social and economic circumstances of all students. 

Public assurance occurs when the public has trust and confidence that the education system responds proactively to local and societal contexts.

In Consideration of a Potential, Unfortunate, Alternative Context:

Our 2020-2021 Education Plan considers the uncertain future for education that has arisen due to the current, ongoing global pandemic. This education plan addresses the potential for class cancellation extension or alternative delivery methods where possible and prudent to do so.