Elementary School at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School offers Kindergarten through Grade 6.
STS Elementary School students develop a love of learning in a safe, nurturing, inquiry-centred, and technology-rich environment. Grounded in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) students learn to challenge themselves and apply critical thinking strategies to enable them to meet their potential in all areas. Discovering their skills and knowledge in art, French, music, physical education, and a wide-variety of clubs promotes a well-balanced education.
Students have the opportunity to explore our beautiful rural campus learning and playing in the fresh, open-air and also participating in our Outdoor Education program. These activities develop curiosity, independence, and an appreciation for our natural environment, while building lasting friendships and memories.
Elementary Fast Facts
Kindergarten = 2 classes each with 16 students
Grade 1 = 2 classes each with 16 students
Grade 2 = 2 classes each with 18 students
Grade 3 = 2 classes each with 18 students
Grade 4 = 2 classes each with 20 students
Grade 5 = 3 classes each with 18 students
Grade 6 = 3 classes each with 20 students
Subjects studied: English, French, math, science, social studies, physical education, art and music
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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!
Our campus may be closed, but student learning still continues! Last week STS launched its RAPID (Remote Alternate Program Instructional Delivery) plan that focuses on continued teaching and learning online
The story begins seven years ago. Shiv Ruparell '15, fifteen years old, ambitious and wide-eyed, was searching for the perfect moment to show his true self to the Strathcona Tweedsmuir School community.
Managing video game addictions is a considerable parenting challenge that requires a proactive approach with an early start to prevent sedentary behaviour often developed in youth who are engaged in video games regularly.
Earlier this term, Grade 8 students were given a fictional client with identified needs (e.g. lack of physical accessibility, poor time management, problems with studying) and were then tasked with designing a programmable microcomputer to help meet their client’s needs and to create a prototype with craft materials.
In recognition of National Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week our students organized a number of events focused on bringing this important issue to the forefront, empowering all members of the STS community to play a role in building and reinforcing positive relationships, and preventing bullying.
It’s 2:00 a.m. and even the birds are asleep. The forest is dark, with a mixture of shadows and shapes that lead one’s imagination to create all sorts of fairy tale images; walking, talking trees (Ents, if you are a J.R.R. Tolkien’s fan), trolls, witches and big, bad wolves.
In Alberta, we are fortunate to have an abundance of educational opportunities and school choice. Even amongst the independent school options, there is a wide variety of missions, programs, and focus-areas. To help you set your child on the right path, we've taken a step back and compiled this objective list of questions you can use to evaluate each school you are considering.
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.