Our School Plan Progress 2017-2018

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. 

Robert Bateman School Goals

Robert Bateman's School Plan for Success

Our focus is on student engagement.  Staff work hard to provide meaningful lessons that encourage students to use the core competencies.   It is our goal to encourage students to take ownership and responsibility for their learning.


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

English and Social Studies

The English and Social Studies departments have included cross-curricular collaboration to help with the implementation of the Core Competencies.  Students have learned to develop Communication Skills, Creative and Critical Thinking as well as Personal Awareness and Social Responsibility by exploring themes of the texts they study.

Science and Math


Fine Arts and Applied Skills

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

Students participated in Orange Shirt day an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

In today’s digital world, it can be impossible to escape online bullying, whether it takes the shape of harassment, spreading rumours, sharing embarrassing information or threats. This year, Pink Shirt Day is encouraging others to combat cyberbullying by thinking twice before posting something negative, and instead using the internet to spread kindness - because we know that Nice Needs No Filter!

Bateman students will wear pink shirts stand in the shape of heart to show their support of Pink Shirt day - they will also bring kindness bracelets to their feeder middle school and post kindness messages all over the school.  


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

Ipad winner!  Careers 9 

Several Bateman Students along with students from other schools trying out for the Junior Police Academy