Goal Groups - Our Grade 7, 8 and 9 Students are Focusing on SMART Goals










Throughout this year, Grade 7, 8 and 9 students will be placed in Goal Groups and will continue developing SMART Goals. 

What are Goal Groups? 

On Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings, students in grade 7 to 9 meet in their Goal Group.  Students are assigned to a mentor teacher in a multi graded classroom to work on Goal Setting.

What is the purpose of Goal Setting? 

To assist students to develop student like behaviours focusing on such areas as:

  • Time Management
  • Developing Individual Learning Skills - Self Advocating
  • Perserverence
  • Organization
  • Study Skills/Test Taking Skills

What are SMART Goals?

Students develop, monitor and reflect on their goals using the SMART Goal process.  The SMART acronym stands for:


Goals are SPECIFIC when they are clear, not vague, and focused on one thing,


Goals are MEASUREABLE when they have number values or measurements associated with their completion.


Goals are ATTAINABLE when they can be realistically accomplished.  Don't set a goal that you can't likely meet!


Goals are RELEVANT when they are personally meaningful and important in the long term.


Goals are TIME-Bound when they set a specific deadline for completion. 

For more information on SMART Goals click on the following video LINK.