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  • Our Philosophy & About our School

    Our Philosophy & About our School

    Our Vision: 

    Creating a positive school culture through opportunities for success, supportive relationships and high expectations.

    Our Mission:

    As a team, we build relationships with our students and community to foster a safe, supportive and creative learning environment that ensures each child successfully reaches their social, emotional and intellectual potential as lifelong learners. 

     We understand the importance of providing our students with an environment of trust, co-operation and respect. We recognize that each child is unique and special with their own potential for growth and success. At Homesteader we celebrate our cultural diversity and promote a sense of community in all classrooms. Students are engaged in their learning through the use of technology, hands-on activities and co-operative learning activities. Homesteader staff members are committed to continuous professional improvement and model life-long learning. We value our relationships with our school community and recognize the importance of open communication among parents, students and staff.

    Homesteader School is located in the south Clareview area. The community contains a mixture of single family homes and high density housing. We are an optimal enrolment school, offering programming for our community students but we welcome students from other communities into our Opportunity and Pre Kindergarten program. .

    We offer a great deal of support to our students and families through a number of community partnerships. Our Success Coach and our high school partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters will continue to support the social, emotional and academic growth of our students. We will be able to offer afterschool programming through Abbottsfield Youth Projects, Catholic Social Services volunteer program and Free Footie.  We will continue to be an Apple School which promotes a healthy eating, fitness and mental health.  We have an active School Council which has been incredibly supportive of the many initiatives happening at Homesteader.  


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September Message


2017-2018 School Supply Lists: http://homesteader.epsb.ca/forparents/parentresources/



August 23, 2017

Welcome Back!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to another school year at Homesteader! I hope that you all had a relaxing and enjoyable summer with family and friends.

Homesteader school has a strong reputation for fostering students strengths, finding opportunities for students to be leaders in their school and community and for creating an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere!   We believe that Homesteader should be a place where we learn, work and play together everyday! We believe our students and community should feel welcomed, cared for and a have a sense of belonging everyday! We believe every student will feel happy and safe while being challenged to do their best.  

I want to thank you for placing your trust and faith in our school; we will strive to ensure that your child will always be at the heart of every decision we make.  I look forward to our journey together and the possibilities a new year inspires!

Yours In Learning,

Andrea Cooper, M. Ed