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Core Competencies

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Core Competencies
by Leanne Lawson - Monday, 12 June 2017, 1:09 PM

June 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians


This year you will see something new as part of your child’s report card.  Due to changes in the Ministry of Education reporting requirements, students will complete a self-assessment of the Core Competencies (Communication, Thinking and Personal/Social Responsibility).  Your child’s self-assessment will be attached to their final report card.


Copied on the reverse side of your child’s self-assessment is a brief description of each of the Core Competencies, for more detail, please refer to the Ministry of Education web site for curriculum (  This site shares many examples of the Core Competencies for students from Kindergarten to grade 12.  This year-end self-assessment is owned by the students.  It does not require teachers to evaluate students in relation to the Core Competencies.  


“The Core Competencies underpin all provincial curricula and are relevant to the development of Educated Citizens. The process of self-assessment can build strong ownership and voice, and give students increased responsibility for the acquisition of these competencies. Through self assessment, students can set yearly learning goals and identify ways in which they will further acquire and develop increased skill and ability in these areas.”

Ministry of Education, October 2016


Scott Stinson,

Assistant Superintendent,

School District #63 (Saanich)