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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Dorena is:

  • A community of diverse learners where people are respected and valued in a safe environment
  • A community that strives to provide learning environments with high expectations
  • A community which supports the social, physical and emotional needs of its learners, with understanding that those needs are unique to the individual


A successful student of Dorena will be able to:

  • Make informed, responsible choices leading to a healthy lifestyle
  • Have empathy for other people and value cultures and opinions both similar and different to their own
  • Become a successful, cooperative and self-assured individual in society
  • Show tenacity by moving through challenging situations.  We call this Grit.
  • Read, write and communicate with fluency, accuracy, and understanding
  • Critically synthesize information and apply their learning to the real world 
  • Be a curious, active, life-long learner who value Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
  • Have experience setting and progressing towards academic and social goals