From April 28 through 30, STS hosted the Zone 5 High School One Act Play Festival, providing an invaluable opportunity to connect with the larger high school fine arts community. In addition to hosting, STS also produced two plays for the competition, Bluebirds by Vern Thiessen and Mirror Game by Dennis Foon.
"What drew us in was the global application of the project. Since we have honeybee farms so close to our campus, learning that they could also be found in South Africa, and that they faced similar issues was very interesting. In other preliminary research, learning about the economic benefits and support honey farming could provide for strengthening quality of life was something that drew us in. Knowing that the premises of this project could be seen only a few kilometers away, and the initiative supporting not only the environment but also people’s wellbeing was key in our choice to take on this project."
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School hosted its first Innovation Fair on Saturday, March 12, 2022. Roughly 200 people were in attendance to support, celebrate, and learn more about our Design, Technology, and Innovation programming which is truly second to none. Guests were struck by the degree of expertise of our students with design thinking, the design cycle and technological skills; the breadth and depth of the program, and the degree to which we involve and leverage industry partners in our projects.
On Friday February 11, STS held a virtual craft party, part of STS's 50th Anniversary celebrations. With February being a month of kindness, friendship, and love, students and families had the opportunity to attend this fun and interactive evening hosted by Ms. Forgay, STS teacher, and Mr. Uzick, Community Engagement Coordinator for the 50th Anniversary of STS.
When we got to the game, the kids were beyond excited to see a number of their STS friends in our section. We were greeted by Brian Uzick, Community Engagement Coordinator for 50th Anniversary of STS and Brenda Thompson, Director Community Engagement, as well as a few other STS staff and faculty. When the game started the kids were screaming, dancing, and anxiously awaiting the time to start tossing.
It all started with a phone call from our daughter Randi Hardy (Thorbjornsen) ’13 “Hey mom, we are coming up to see you in a couple of weeks”. We were excited to see our out-of-town family, but in reality they were not making the drive from Lethbridge to see us, but to partake in the STS Beer Tasting & Unveiling of the STS Anniversary Beer event.
On a crisp November morning, my yoga mat tucked under my arm, I headed to Aspen Lodge after completing school drop-off. When I opened the door to the cozy lodge I was warmed by the fireplace and welcomed into the room by Brian Uzick, Community Engagement Coordinator for the 50th Anniversary celebrations. Several parents had already unrolled their mats and were chatting and settling in for a peaceful hour of movement and mindfulness.
It all started with a phone call from our daughter Randi Hardy (Thorbjornsen) ’13 “Hey mom, we are coming up to see you in a couple of weeks”. We were excited to see our out of town family, but in reality they were not making the drive from Lethbridge to see us, but to partake in the STS Alumni Association Beer Tasting & Unveiling of the STS Anniversary Beer event.
The STS campus is a winter wonderland in January so we invite you to bring your friends and family for an afternoon of cross country skiing and/or snowshoeing. What a great way to spend an afternoon - frolicking in the snow. After we're done, you're invited to stay for hot chocolate, coffee, cappuccino, or tea - all served with cookies!
As I approached the path towards the observatory, I could smell the beautiful fall night with crisp leaves crunching under my feet and see soft lit candles (fake) leading everyone towards the fun evening ahead. As I walked down the path, I was greeted by Mrs. Grant-Watt, Head of School, saying hello to all of those arriving.
What better way to catch up with both old and new friends alike than the excuse of a birthday party? On October 2, 48 STS community members attended the STS 50th anniversary event at McMahon Stadium. Fifty years is a good reason to sit front and center at a football home game on the Telus Patio.
STS hosted over 250 young basketball players and their coaches from independent schools across Canada. STS is the ONLY Canadian Accredited Independent School(CAIS) to host and billet these many athletes! It is a true testament to the strength of our community when we have well over 60 families open their homes to host these 11 and 12-year-old boys visiting our school. Almost one-third of our entire school faculty and staff were directly involved in this fabulous event.
This year, being committed to our own journey of Reconciliation, STS dedicated part of Marti McKay Week to hosting artists who spoke to our students about the impacts and legacy of Residential Schools in Canada as well as about the resiliency of Indigenous peoples.
Save the date for our upcoming Experts in Education Speaker Series featuring Dr. Karyn Gordon, acclaimed teen and relationship expert: April 26, 2018.
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is happy to provide an information evening for our parents and the broader community. This presentation’s focus is for parents of teenagers.
Ms. Danelle Spence will provide some valuable information about the on-going and challenging parenting topic – how much screen time should my child be allowed.
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is happy to provide an information evening for our parents and the broader community. This presentation is for parents of elementary school-aged children.
Ms. Danelle Spence will provide some valuable information about the on-going and challenging parenting topic – how much screen time is too much!