Say Yes to Discovery
In March 2020, when schools around the world had to close their doors to keep students, staff and their loved ones safe, at STS we made a firm commitment to our families: a promise to not only finish the school year and cover the required outcomes, but to continue to provide enrichment and a strong sense of community while ensuring our students flourished and succeeded.
Many parents are wondering how they can help their kids continue learning over the summer months. We may picture summer learning as something similar to some of our school experiences- worksheets, textbooks, memorization and a lot of reading books we didn’t really enjoy.
The Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School Global Scholar Diploma was born out a desire to encourage and recognize students in their growth as practical, contributing global citizens. Its goal is to challenge students to record and reflect on their actions and to continually expand their current boundaries of comfort and influence in order to positively impact the wider world around them.
Under normal circumstances STS would host a physical exhibition to share and celebrate the enormous work that our Grade 10 students have put into their Middle Years Programme (MYP) Personal Projects. This year, due to the closure of our school campus to limit the spread of COVID-19, we have opted to post our Exhibition online instead.
STS recognizes that we are all experiencing trying circumstances that create increased stress for students and their families. Families are experiencing increased pressure as living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens become classrooms and office spaces, as parents evolve as 'triple-threats' with working, parenting and now, home-schooling.
A teacher-librarian's guide to author and illustrator read-alouds, classes, online book access, and more.
Ms. Chapman, Elementary Teacher-Librarian at STS has complied resources for young children including a clickable guide to author read-alouds, illustrator drawing lessons and printables, kid-friendly coronavirus information, virtual field-trips and more!
This past weekend, Zaki L.’20 competed in the Canadian National Public Speaking Championship at St. John’s Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg, MB.
On Thursday, November 14, Hassan Kurwa ’25, Kamran Shukoor ’25, Anannya Rajamanickam ’25, and Noah Francis ’25 competed in the Queen Elizabeth High School "Knight of Debate Tournament".
Arbaz Q. ’21, Max C. ’20 and Kirk S.’ 20 participated in the International Independent Schools Public Speaking Competition (IISPSPC) at Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School in Boston, MA last week. This is the largest public speaking competition in the world with 44 schools participating from Canada, the United States, Bermuda, India, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.
Grade 5 classes recently made their annual trek to the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area to learn more about becoming Stewards of the Land. Students developed a strong awareness that the Cross Conservation Area represents a significant attempt to take action to make our world better, and that the Cross family are true Stewards of the Land.
By: Cecilia L. '20
This summer, I was l honoured to participate in the Heritage Youth Researcher Summer program (HYRS) at the University of Calgary.
STS is happy to celebrate the accomplishments of Grade 6 student, Rayne P. '25, who was honoured this passed Monday for her National level win in the Royal Canadian Legion Contest.
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