Elementary School Encore Group Winter Giving Campaign

Elementary School Encore Group Winter Giving Campaign

Giving back to the community made me feel amazing, helpful, and all warm and fuzzy inside. Purchasing gifts and imagining seeing the smile on people’s faces when they receive them is an exceptional feeling. I encourage anyone to help their community in any way they can. When a community comes together, many small donations can go a long way.

Upcoming Events

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing at STS

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing at STS

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!

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Family Craft Night

Family Craft Night

Get ready for a crafty-licious party! You can never be surrounded by too many stuffed animals!  

In this exciting and fun “Virtual Craft Party”, you will join STS faculty member Ms. Forgay for a Zoom evening as we meet an uncommon furry pair who will fill your hearts with STUFFED sweetness!

Strathcona-Tweedmsuir School (RR 2 (306 Avenue West and 32 Street West) Okotoks, AB, Canada T1S 1A2 (please park in visitor parking lot))

Inspired by Possibility

The story of STS has always been one of courageous vision and action. For over 100 years beginning with our founding schools, we’ve looked for fresh possibilities for a well-rounded, inspiring education – and made them a reality.

Saying yes to an environment fostered by hospitality

Saying yes to an environment fostered by hospitality

When we think of belonging, we often associate our need to belong with our immediate environments – our peers, teachers and family. At STS, your sense of belonging is not complimentary to your experience, but rather a value that is embedded throughout your time as a student. 

The roots that start at STS

After twenty years of teaching in six different schools, I have worked with thousands of students of various ages, in various settings, and have always hoped that I'm making a positive impact in these young peoples' lives. Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) is the first school where I regularly see tangible evidence of this positive impact because it is the first place I've taught where it is the norm for student-teacher relationships to extend beyond the student's Grade 12 year; and where it is the norm for teachers and students to share life experiences. 

National Volunteer Week 2019

National Volunteer Week 2019

STS volunteers have always been at the top of the list of resources that we draw upon to make our School a success. The impact of our volunteers is broad and deep as their work supports everything from student learning to governance.

Building a future with innovative minds - computational thinking with a purpose

Technology-integrated learning at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir (STS) focuses on the 5 C's: creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and computational thinking. The STS curriculum teaches students to be digitally-literate through the introduction of the fifth 'C', computational thinking. STS recognizes that proper technology integration and education is about the design of the learning experiences that not only help students strengthen their digital abilities, but to also help students think critically about what tool best enables their learning in different situations. 

Starting at the beginning

Kindergarten is a special place. Not because it is the beginning of one’s school experience but because it is where children have the greatest sense of adventure, gratitude, wonder, and perseverance.

Ethics in University Admissions

By Ms. Jana-Lynn Caines, University Counsellor at STS

Given the extensive news coverage regarding the college admissions scandal in the United States, many are questioning ethics in the university admission process.

STS competes at the Oxford Union

STS qualified as one of four Canadian teams to compete at Finals Day in Oxford this past weekend. The team of Zaki L. ’20 and Chelli S. ’19 were one of 116 teams to compete at the prestigious tournament that plays host to the best debaters in the United Kingdom (U.K.), Western Europe, Hong Kong, and the United States.