Getting to Know Mrs. Carol Grant-Watt

Getting to Know Mrs. Carol Grant-Watt

We are proud to welcome our new Head of School, Mrs. Carol Grant-Watt. Mrs. Grant-Watt brings her passion and vast experience as an educator and a leader to Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School. Get to know Mrs. Grant-Watt as she shares her vision and more about herself in this exclusive interview.

Upcoming Events

Open House

Open House

Open House (Strathcona Tweedsmuir School)

It Starts with a Conversation

STS alumni Myles Chase '15 and Scott Wilson '15 want to start a conversation. The two university students have begun a non-profit organization, Open Arms, as a way to educate high school and post-secondary students on the importance of mental health and supporting friends through difficult times. 

Farewell to Dr. Jones

Farewell to Dr. Jones

When asked what words immediately come to mind about our former Head of School, Dr. William (Bill) Jones, responses include: ethical, visionary, focused, student-centered, excellence, and a wicked sense of humour. On June 30, 2018, Dr. Jones retired from Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) after 11 years of dedicated service as Head of School.

It starts with today's youth by Aydin Bhojani '20

The Youth Council is a new committee of the Calgary Foundation that hopes to inform and empower youth. The idea for the Youth Council emerged from the success of the Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) Primary Years Programme (PYPx). Having just completed its third year, the PYPx has been very successful in teaching youth about vulnerable people in our community and empowering them to advocate on behalf of those groups. The project has had a profound impact not only on the community and the school, but also on the Calgary Foundation itself.

It Starts with a Learning Community

Moving into the new Elementary facility this past January has provided our community of students, educators and families with truly unique opportunities. The professional learning that our faculty embraced during the past years served us well as we transitioned from more traditional classroom spaces to a learning community model of education.

A final farewell from Dr. Jones...

Dr. William Jones, Head of School, retired June 30, 2018. The STS community greatly appreciates Dr. Jones’ extraordinary efforts during his tenure at the School. In his 18-years at STS as Senior School Principal, then Head of School, he created an environment in which students, faculty, and staff, flourished. The STS community sincerely thanks Dr. Jones for his extraordinary service and wishes him well in his future endeavors. 

Zaki Lakhani ’20 demonstrates leadership, scholarship and character at the World's in Cape Town, South Africa

Grade 10 student, Zaki Lakhani ’20, represented Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School and Canada with excellence at the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships (WIDPSC),  held from April 9-14 at Bishop’s Diocesan College located in Cape Town, South Africa, accompanied by STS speech coach, Mr. Fink. We are delighted to announce that Zaki was named the World Champion in the Category of Interpretive Reading and placed 4th overall out of 160 competitors from 12 countries.

Diversity Week 2018

Diversity Week 2018

This past week our students have enjoyed a wide variety of activities celebrating the diversity within our school community.

The Business of Nature by Kelsey Lovell

As Founder and President of REAP (Respect for the Earth and All People), a Calgary-based business association focusing on improving communities and the environment, STS alumna Stephanie Jackman '90 is working to create a greener and brighter economic landscape in Calgary, one business at a time. 

The Funding of Independent Schools in Alberta

Private school funding has gained some attention recently with criticism from a group called Progress Alberta and a motion by the Edmonton Public School Board to defund private schools. This seems to be an annual occurrence which coincides with the provincial government allocating their budget for the upcoming year. Thankfully the Minister of Education, Minister Eggen, has clearly stated to the media that, “We continue to support the critical role parents play in their children’s education, which includes their ability to choose the school they feel will best ensure their child’s success”.

STS at National High School Model UN in New York

On March 1, 2018, 10 STS delegates from the school’s Model UN Program travelled to New York City to participate in the National High School Model United Nations for only the second time in the program’s history. This is one of the largest, most esteemed Model UN conferences in North America and one of the ‘most international’ with delegates from over 50 countries in attendance.