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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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Monthly Update

 

2018-2019 School Supply Lists can be found under For Parents->Parent Resources

 

Welcome to June! Another year almost over!  Where has the time gone?! I feel so honoured to be part of this amazing school.  We have accomplished a great deal this year. Your children have learned, had fun, asked questions, been leaders, made some mistakes and learned to rebound from them, were curious, played and had new adventures!  We have loved watching your children lead assemblies, organize clubs, participate in intramurals, running club and Free Footie. They created amazing things, made catapults, cooked, created businesses, looked after our school Gecko, learned from experts and collaborated on projects.  It was an exciting year. Thank you for sending your children to school happy and ready to learn!

Yours In Learning,

Andrea Cooper, M. Ed