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  • Student Showcase

    Student Showcase

    Entrepreneurial Adventure- Mr. Robinson's and Ms. Harmer's Grade Four Classes

    The Grade Four classes participated in an entrepreneurial adventure, where the students chose a charity and with the help of a local business man decided on some ways to fund raise for that charity. In addition to learning business skills and gaining experience as entrepreneurs, the Grade Fours raised more than $1300.00 for the Centre for Autism Services Alberta.  Thank you to our Tipaskan family for your generosity in supporting this project.  The money that was raised will enable four children with Autism to attend camp this summer! 

    Here are some of the students with Mr. Robinson and Ms. Harmer at the Entrepreneurial showcase where 20 other schools came and presented what they had done.

     

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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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Welcome!

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Welcome to Tipaskan school! Our staff is committed to providing a high quality learning environment that is safe, caring, healthy, diverse, inclusive and equitable. In our positive environment students and staff are provided with the tools to flourish and fulfill their potential.

We believe that the community, especially our student’s parents, are our partners in assisting the students with their learning journey. 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.

We live in an ever changing, interconnected world, in which students must be prepared to be literate, lifelong learners who are able to tackle complex problems. As such, we engage our students, wholistically, in learning opportunities that are meaningful and enable our students to collaborate, think critically, globally, and understand the complexities of the 21st century world. Consequently, there are many leadership and service opportunities for our students.  We involve them actively in goal setting, assessment for learning and being responsible, with our support, for their own growth and education. Clearly, we embody our motto to live, learn and lead.

In 2016 – 2017, we are pleased to provide the following programming:

  • Early Learning program for students ages 3 ½ to 4 year olds who are English Language Learners, or who 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 French as a Second Language for grades 4- 6, daily physical activity and music.   

  • Balanced literacy programming that includes guided reading and literacy centres

  • Leveled Literacy Intervention program

  • Modern technology – wireless technology, SMART boards in classes, access to Chromebooks,

  • As an APPLE school we promote healthy lifestyle choices for all of our Tipaskan community.

  • The Franklin Covey Foundation,“Leader in Me” Program

  • A community partnership with Rotary club *

  • Extracurricular activities, including intramurals and clubs

  • Daily lunch supervision available, for a monthly fee, for children who need to stay for lunch

 

We welcome your questions and comments. Together we can make this year an exciting and rewarding one for everyone.

 

Cheryl Storie, Principal