As a part of our ongoing commitment to improving practices at the College, we have developed a whole school instructional model that is used by teachers to structure student learning.

Our instructional model ensures a consistent approach to all learning that occurs at PRSC. This model has been informed by research in educational psychology, including the work of Professor John Hattie and Doctor Robert Marzano. It is designed to support improved student outcomes by ensuring students are aware of the learning that is occurring within their classrooms so they can take personal responsibility for their own success. 

The PRSC Instructional Model is captured in the following lesson outline:

Teacher Development

In recent years, our teachers have spent time developing their skills in the following High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS):

  • Feedback
  • Differentiation
  • Structuring lessons
  • Metacognition
  • Questioning
  • Collaborative learning.

In addition, our teachers have completed additional professional learning in:

  • Best practice academic vocabulary instruction
  • Reading comprehension strategies
  • Hands on learning in Mathematics
  • School Wide Positive Behaviour
  • Assessment practices.

Individual teachers are also able to develop their subject knowledge and expertise by attending professional development sessions offered by external providers.