Message from the Principal

Maple Ridge S.S. is  a Great Place to Learn, Grow and Thrive!

We welcomed our students into our fabulous state of the art facility in September 2021 after rethinking the traditional materials/resources that have been used to "do school" for years. As a result, school at Maple Ridge S.S. looks and feels different from our students' lived school experiences. Our focus is on teaching our students transferable skills through curriculum-connected rich learning experiences. Transferable skills are the skills and attributes that students need in order to thrive in the modern world. These include:

  Collaboration Icon   Communication Icon  Self-directed learning icon




Self-directed learning
Crtical thinking icon  Global citizenship icon  Innovation Icon   Digital Literacy Icon
 Critical thinking & problem solving 

 Global citizenship & sustainability

Innovation, creativity & entrepreneurship

  Digital literacy


Students and families will also notice our focus on developing cultures of thinking in our classrooms. We define cultures of thinking as places where collective as well as individual thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted as part of the regular, day-to-day experience of all students.

Additionally, student voice is extremely important to us. We have been gathering information from our student body and will continue to do so over the course of 2022-2023 school year to inform our ongoing planning. The focus on student voice will continue so that the important decisions that we make reflect our student population. Our students feel empowered to share their ideas, thoughts and concerns so that together we can build a safe, supportive and, most importantly, an inclusive school community. We strive to ensure that every person, regardless of their role in the school (e.g. student, staff member, parent, community member), who walks through our doors to feel a sense of belonging that allows them to learn, grow and thrive!

As part of developing our students digital literacy skills, we have been able to work together with our school community to ensure that each student has access to an electronic device.  We encourage families, where possible, to send their child to school with their own device. Research shows that students that use their own device for school, become more technologically fluent. In other words, they become an “expert” at customizing their device to suit the ways in which they work best. Of course, for those who are unable to bring a device with them, we have a long term loaner program that ensures that every child has access to the technology they need to meet with success.