Buckingham Elementary Mission Statement:
To work together as a community to create a safe and nurturing environment that recognises the unique learning styles of each student and promotes social responsibility and life-long learning.
Burnaby Board of Education Mission Statement:
To prepare and support an inclusive, caring community of learners for the challenges of a changing tomorrow.
B.C. Ministry of Education:
To enable all learners to develop their individual potential and to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to contribute to a healthy, democratic and pluralistic society.
At Buckingham, our teaching is built on our four school values: Respect, Responsibility, Empathy, and Integrity. It is through these core values that our students are learning about the world around them, as well as helping them to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will enable them to be successful in the future.
The staff, students and parents of Buckingham Elementary School work together to create a safe environment. We believe that children must feel emotionally and physically secure to fully participate in active learning. We strive to nurture the whole child and honour individuality. The unique learning style of each child is recognised and developed through varied differentiated learning experiences, inside and outside of the classroom. We practice and model consistency, fairness and respect to develop a socially responsible school culture.
To support students in learning to identify emotions in themselves and others
Learning about ourselves and others helps us develop a positive attitude and caring behaviours that work towards building classroom communities that are conducive to learning. Teaching students to identify their emotions is the first step in providing them with the language and strategies needed to better regulate themselves.
To support engagement and competence in understanding and applying mathematical concepts through problem-solving
At Buckingham, we want to increase our students’ mathematical problem-solving abilities, perseverance and engagement, and to have students apply their mathematical knowledge to a variety of real-life situations.