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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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Our vision and mission is to provide high levels of learning for ALL of our students. As a staff we're committed to working collaboratively as we focus on learning and on high levels of achievement. Tipaskan School is a rich learning environment that promotes equality of opportunity for each child.

Engaging students in their learning and preparing them for the 21st century are essential. Problem solving, critical thinking and team work skills using multiple forms of expression (written, oral, digital) prepares students for the future. Wireless access, Smart boards (interactive white boards), digital and document cameras and a mobile Netbook computer lab integrates technology into all Tipaskan classroom learning.

The APPLE school project in partnership with the University of Alberta will continue this year to promote healthy lifestyle choices for all of us in the Tipaskan community. Healthy eating and physical activity promote learning and critical team work skills. Our Active Tiger Club, intramurals, playground leaders and activity days build essential physical education skills and learning. After school programs such as cooking clubs, drop in sports, skating programs and more are supported by our community partners.

We invite you to participate and be part of our school community. Being actively involved in your child's education through SchoolZone, agendas, communication books, newsletters and personal contact is a vital part of your child's school journey. We look forward to seeing you at Tipaskan!

Principal's Message

On behalf of all the staff at Tipaskan, welcome. This year, Tipaskan celebrates 32 years of supporting students in striving for excellence in their education pursuits. In that time, our community has changed, the world has changed. As teachers of Edmonton Public Schools, we aim to work with our families and community partners to provide a safe, caring, healthy, diverse, inclusive and equitable learning experience that engages Tipaskan students to achieve their full potential in our increasingly interdependent world.

It takes a village to raise a child. Tipaskan teachers, parents, and community partners all play a critical role in supporting the education of our children. It is important we communicate and work together in creating a learning experience for our children that we are proud of. Tipaskan students understand they also play a role in deciding the kind of Tipaskan to be. If we want to achieve academic excellence, then we must engage in our teaching and learning, supporting work in the classroom with further work at home. If we want peace, then we must understand one another and accept each other’s differences regardless of race, culture, and religious beliefs. If we want to be healthy in an effort to promote greater levels of achievement in learning, then together we must commit to engage in healthy eating practices and participate in daily physical activities. If we want a safe school, then we must respect one another and take responsibility for our own actions.

We are excited to begin this year with over 260 students. Work with the Leader in Me program will deepen and as an APPLE school we will continue to promote healthy lifestyle choices for all of our Tipaskan community.

We look forward to working with you in supporting your child in their educational journey. Get involved. Ask questions. Think about how we can support one another. Watch SchoolZone for updates and ensure your child arrives to school every day, on time, ready to learn.

I look forward to working with you and welcome your questions, and concerns at any time. Please join the Tipaskan team in creating an incredible educational experience for your child as they strive for excellence in all things.

Cheryl Belyea, Principal