Our Focus

In conversations with staff and students since April, 2019, staff have determined we need to focus our efforts on helping students become more meaningfully engaged in their learning and to better self-regulate.


There are a wide range of student learning styles at McKay. The majority of  students are very successful learners, engage in their learning and display appropriate social skills. However, there a number of students (K-7) who require support and adaptations in order to better represent and become meaningfully engaged in learning. Some students have also demonstrated on-going social/emotional challenges. These challenges are evident in various classrooms and on the playground. 

Our Inquiry Focus

How can we continue to incorporate social emotional learning (SEL) and design learning environments which will  improve student self-regulation, social connections and meaningful engagement in learning ?

All Richmond schools, including McKay, use an evidence based framework called the Spirals of Inquiry.