It was quite an atypical year to say the least! STS worked hard to encourage student engagement and reduce feelings of isolation during several months of RAPID (Remote Alternate Program Instructional Delivery), due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From themed days like crazy hat day and bring-a-stuffed-animal-to-zoom, to our own version of the newscast 'Some Good News', students had opportunities to connect and have a good laugh.
Elementary School - Where it all begins
Elementary School at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School offers Kindergarten through Grade 6.
STS Elementary School students develop a love of learning in a safe, nurturing, inquiry-centred, and technology-rich environment. Grounded in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) students learn to challenge themselves and apply critical thinking strategies to enable them to meet their potential in all areas. Discovering their skills and knowledge in art, French, music, physical education, and a wide-variety of clubs promotes a well-balanced education.
Students have the opportunity to explore our beautiful rural campus learning and playing in the fresh, open-air and also participating in our Outdoor Education program. These activities develop curiosity, independence, and an appreciation for our natural environment, while building lasting friendships and memories.
Elementary Fast Facts
- Kindergarten = 2 classes each with 16 students
- Grade 1 = 2 classes each with 16 students
- Grade 2 = 2 classes each with 18 students
- Grade 3 = 2 classes each with 18 students
- Grade 4 = 2 classes each with 18 students
- Grade 5 = 3 classes each with 18 students
- Grade 6 = 3 classes each with 18 students
- Subjects studied: English, French, math, science, social studies, physical education, art and music
From the Blog
For more than 115-years, Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) has been a proud member of the Calgary and Foothills community — and community is at the centre of all we do. It inspires us, shapes us, and motivates us every single day — especially in the STS enrollment office.
Our Grade 6 students launched their inquiry into citizen participation in a unique way this year. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to meet virtually with Mayor Bill Robertson of Okotoks.
This year, instead of our annual run on campus, we have been celebrating Terry Fox with a week of activities – kicking off with 80s dress day on Friday, September 18 and its Prefect-run photo booth.
STS siblings, Caleb ’28 and Raya S. ’31, have teamed up with Discovery House to produce 100 lunches for their clients every week indefinitely.
In March 2020, when schools around the world had to close their doors to keep students, staff and their loved ones safe, at STS we made a firm commitment to our families: a promise to not only finish the school year and cover the required outcomes, but to continue to provide enrichment and a strong sense of community while ensuring our students flourished and succeeded.
Many parents are wondering how they can help their kids continue learning over the summer months. We may picture summer learning as something similar to some of our school experiences- worksheets, textbooks, memorization and a lot of reading books we didn’t really enjoy.
Getting outside has always been good for one's learning, health and wellbeing, but with the current orders to stay home and social distance, it's become essential now more than ever to keep moving and stay active.