“Wet sneakers and muddy clothes are prerequisites for understanding the water cycle.”

by David Sobel
Core Competencies

The Core Competencies are sets of intellectual, personal, and social emotional proficiencies that all students need in order to engage in deep, lifelong learning. These proficiencies are intentionally developed during GoingPLACES in order to help students engage in life-long, in-depth learning. 

Cross Curricular Connections
Science
  • Experience and interpret the local environment
  • Apply First Peoples perspectives and knowledge, other ways of knowing, and local knowledge as sources of information
  • Co-operatively design projects
  • Transfer and apply learning to new situations
  • Express and reflect on a variety of experiences and perspectives of place
Careers
  • Demonstrate leadership skills through collaborative activities in the school and community
  • Demonstrate safety skills in an experiential learning environment
PHE
  • Identify and describe preferred types of physical activity
  • Explore strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community