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  • Student Showcase

    Student Showcase

    Kindergarten Students Show Kindnesss for Pink Shirt Day!

    As part of Pink Shirt Day and Anti-Bullying, the students in Kindergarten wanted to share kindness by making coffee, hot chocolate and bread for staff and delivering them to classes.  Way to go Kindergartens!  

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  • Student Leadership

    Student Leadership

    Extra curricular activities are an important part of the Tipaskan's elementary school experience. They serve three purposes:

    1. To teach students to become involved citizens. Being part of a group, cooperating to reach common goals is a skill for which we cannot provide ample opportunities within the confines and limitations of the daily curriculum. Extra curricular programs can help fill this gap.
    2. To motivate students. Students tend to get involved with activities they have an interest in. They are in contact with other students with common interests and in many cases these activities are unavailable in the daily curriculum or are not presented in the depth that students wish to explore. Some extra curricular activities are the only exposure some students will have to personal interests and the only opportunity they may have to explore these interests.
    3. To give students a focus for energy that they may not have the background or skills to channel in positive directions. Students need to learn how to be productive and intuitively come to understand the satisfaction of constructive activity.    

    Extra curricular activities that focus on leadership and service are of particular importance. It is traditional at Tipaskan School that at grade 6 it is compulsory for every grade 6 student to be involved in at least one activity that involves leadership or service as part of their health curriculum. Students in grade 3 and 4 should be exposed to opportunities and grade 5 students will be strongly encouraged to become involved in these programs.

    Leadership Teams at Tipaskan:

    Safety Patrols 

    Technology Team

    Recycling Team

    Student Advisory Team

    Assembly Team

    Snack Shack Team

    Buddy Program

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    • Extra curricular activities are an important part of the Elementary School experience. They serve three purposes:

      1. To teach students to become involved citizens. Being part of a group, cooperating to reach common goals is a skill for which we cannot provide ample opportunities within the confines and limitations of the daily curriculum. Extra curricular programs can help fill this gap.
      2. To motivate students. Students tend to get involved with activities they have an interest in. They are in contact with other students with common interests and in many cases these activities are unavailable in the daily curriculum or are not presented in the depth that students wish to explore. Some extra curricular activities are the only exposure some students will have to personal interests and the only opportunity they may have to explore these interests.
      3. To give students a focus for energy that they may not have the background or skills to channel in positive directions. Students need to learn how to be productive and intuitively come to understand the satisfaction of constructive activity.

      Extra curricular activities that focus on leadership and service are of particular importance. It is traditional at Tipaskan School that at grade 6 it is compulsory for every grade 6 student to be involved in at least one activity that involves leadership or service as part of their health curriculum. Students in grade 3 and 4 should be exposed to opportunities and grade 5 students will be strongly encouraged to become involved in these programs.

      It is important that as many of our staff members as possible be involved in organizing and supervising extra curricular activities. This year we hope to have many children involved in:

      • Free Footie
      • Intramurals
      • Assisting in the General Office
      • Patrols
      • Knitting club
      • Art club
      • Edmonton Journal Games
      • Basketball

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  • Heritage Day

    Heritage Day

    Staff and students had a wonderful time celebrating different cultures and hertiage that make up our school community.  We experienced cultural foods such as samosas, butter chicken and basmati rice.  We participated in cultural activities such as story telling from different cultures, bollywood dancing and drumming.  

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Welcome!

Live-with joy and integrity

Learn-with wonder and engagement

Lead- with creativity, compassion and community spirit

 

Principal’s Message

   It is our pleasure to welcome you to Tipaskan School for the 2018/19 school year. If your child is
   returning to our school, we look forward to continuing our relationship with your family. If you are
   new to Tipaskan, you have chosen a great school.


   Our staff are welcoming, caring, inclusive and have high expectations for students, socially and
   academically. Furthermore, we welcome diversity and understand that all students have their
   own unique gifts and talents. In our positive environment, students and staff are able to flourish
   and fulfill their potential.


   At Tipaskan School our mission is to Live - with joy and integrity, Learn - with wonder and
   engagement and Lead - with creativity, compassion and community spirit. Staff and students
   strive to embody these values everyday.


   We are committed to building relationships with parents and operating in a climate of mutual
   respect and trust. Therefore, we welcome parental input and assistance and we invite you to
   become engaged and actively involved. Please check SchoolZone for regular updates
   regarding your child’s education. All forms and weekly emails will be posted in
   SchoolZone this year. Regular attendance is critical for academic success. Therefore, please
   make every effort to have you child attend school regularly.


   In 2018 – 2019, we are pleased to provide the following programming:

  • Pre - K program for students ages 3 ½ to 4 years who are English Language Learners, orwho have mild to severe speech and language delays
  • Full day Kindergarten, which is supported by the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation
  • Grades K – 6 programming which follows the Alberta provincial curriculum, including Frenchas a Second Language
  • Literacy programming that includes guided reading, literacy centres and Empowering Writers
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention program
  • A 0.6 Success Coach and a student Social Worker who will work with students who may require social/emotional support
  • Multiple community school partnerships (Rotary Club, student mentors, U of A Pharmacy Students, Wee Read, etc)
  • Modern technology – wireless technology, SMART boards in classes, access to
  • Chromebooks and iPads
  • As an APPLE school we promote healthy lifestyle choices for all of our Tipaskan community
  • Our student leadership opportunities and restorative practices build community and create a welcoming, and diverse environment in which our students can be comfortable to grow totheir potential.


   I look forward to working with all of you this year. If we have not met, please feel welcome to
   stop by the office and introduce yourself. If you have any questions, or concerns, do not hesitate
   to contact us.


   Learning Together,


   Cheryl Storie