Three more sleeps!

Three more sleeps and then it’s back to school! Hope you are enjoying the long weekend. Do you hear this at your house? “I’m just not good at math . . . my parents weren’t good at math, my grandparents weren’t good at math . . . it’s just genetic …

Five more sleeps until school starts!

Is your young child anxious about heading to school? Are you wondering why your child is on a gradual entry program? It is natural for a young child to feel anxious about the start of a new school year comments Principal of Early Learning Jennifer Findlay and she would like …

Focus on numeracy

SD83 is increasing our focus and support in the area of numeracy. In its most recent budget, the Board of Education has supported the implementation of a District Numeracy Team of four educators who will be working with all district schools and school teams to support instruction of numeracy concepts. The team …

Problem solving part of new curriculum

In the past you may have seen something like this at a technical college – or maybe from a group of kids tinkering in somebody’s basement or garage. It’s not something you’d expect to be a middle school assignment! Grade 8 students in Len Wood Middle School worked in teams …

Supporting teachers to help students achieve

The most important factor in student learning and success is the belief and ability of teachers to support their students’ learning. (John Hattie, 2017) Educational researchers such as John Hattie and others have long recognized that the most powerful way to impact student learning is to support teacher learning, and …

Outdoor program completes first year

Hard to believe that only one year ago, SD83 was still ‘planning’ to open our Outdoor Program at South Canoe.  With the incredible hard work of staff, strong parent and community support the program and school are thriving.  South Canoe’s Outdoor Learning Program started with 95 students and a ribbon cutting ceremony …