It has been a few weeks since our community has returned to campus and the spirit of 'together apart' is prevalent as we become accustomed to new norms, reconnect with familiar faces, engage in learning and discovery, and enjoy some much-needed laughs.
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.
While STS has been using momentum to move forward, Michael McNeil Forbes '94 has created a different kind of momentum in the scientific community - a negative-mass fluid, where forward momentum can mean moving backwards.
What can an 11-year-old do? Strathcona-Tweedsmuir’s Grade 6 students have proven that 11-year-olds can be the leaders of today’s generation through their achievements of the Primary Years Programme Exhibition.
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.
On February 21, a group of nine elementary-age students (seven being from STS) participated in a local FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League, where they learned about robotics, team work and real-world problems
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”.
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.
Pink Shirt Day highlights what we are promoting at STS – the power of the bystander. The silence of bystanders gives power to the bullies. No bully is strong enough to withstand the unified resistance of their peers.
On Wednesday, February 7, Middle School students were challenged to give up their cell phones for the day. The Middle School Round Square students’ latest initiative was to raise awareness around technology use in adolescence.