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!
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