Feeling Connected

During the late middle childhood years, children have an increased awareness of themselves and others. There is mounting evidence to suggest that positive relationships to adults and peers during this critical time act to increase a child's resiliency and school and life success.

The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is a self-report questionnaire that asks children in grade 4 and 7 about their thoughts, feelings and experiences in school and in the community.

Our school's results are very promising and show that 76% of students feel there is an adult who believes they will be a success. As well, 78% of students have developed excellent short-term self regulation behaviours (I can calm myself down when I am excited or upset).