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.
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.
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.
From Thursday, April 11 to Tuesday, April 16 Zaki Lakhani ’20 represented STS and Canada at the 31st World’s Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships held at Branksome Hall, an independent girl’s school in Toronto.
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.
Earlier this month seven STS students, from Elementary and Middle School, participated in the city-wide Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF), held at the University of Calgary Olympic Oval on April 5 and 6. This annual competition encourages and promotes ongoing interest for scientific principles and methods.
On Friday, April 12 the Science (Chemistry) and Art department celebrated an exciting event. 2019 is the 150th year of the Periodic Table and thanks to Mr. Hoffman’s initiative, our Art 10 class has participated in an international competition to re-design the Periodic Table
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.
Technology-integrated learning at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir (STS) focuses on the 5 C's: 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.
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.
It is a commonly known fact that many people fear public speaking more than death, but you will not hear STS students sharing this sentiment, due to the culture of public speaking that has evolved over our long history.