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  • Student Showcase

    Student Showcase

    Indigenous Culture and Traditional Teachings with Philip Campiou! 

    Students at Tipaskan had an amazing time learning about traditional Indigenous culture and teachings with Philip Campiou last week.  Classes learned how to put up a tipi and learned all about the way of life for Indigeous people.  Philip spent two days at Tipaskan and students were able to gain a better appreciation of the ways of life for Indigenous people. 

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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

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL


It is our pleasure to welcome you to Tipaskan School for the 2019-2020 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 a 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 motto is to LIVE - with joy, LEARN - with wonder and engagement and LEAD - with creativity, compassion and community spirit. Staff and students strive to embody these values every day. 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 will be posted in SchoolZone this year. In order to insure that your child does well academically, please ensure that your child attends school regularly.


In 2019 -2020 we are pleased to provide the following programming.
- Pre-K program for students ages 3 1/2 to 4 year olds who are English Language Learners, FNMI
or who have mild to severe speech and language delays
- Full day Kindergarten, which is supported by the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation
- Literacy programming that includes guided reading, literacy centers, Literacy Intervention
program
- Grades K – 6 programming which follows the Alberta provincial curriculum, including French as
a Second Language
- Interactions program is designed to meet the needs of students who have been diagnosed
with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Multiple community school partnerships (Rotary Club, student mentors, U of A Pharmacy
Students, 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 to their
potential.


Due to student numbers and to plan for the smallest class sizes that we can, we do have multiple combined grades this year. Please refer to this article that outlines the benefits of a combined grade classroom. https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/cutting-edge-leadershiip-201505why-children-might-benefitcombination-classroom Please know that combined grades are very common in schools and that your child will be well programmed for.


In order to maintain regular contact with you, we require you to keep your contact information up to date through SchoolZone. If you need assistance with accessing SchoolZone, please contact the school office. Thank you, I look forward to working with all of you this year.


If you have any questions, or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me, or your child’s teacher.
Learning Together,


Sherry Holmes

Principal, Tipaskan School