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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


February!   The school year is half done! This year, as a staff, we focused on our strengths as a school, welcomed and supported every one of our students and families, collaborated to improve our practice, honored older traditions, started new traditions, looked for solutions together AND taught our students with love and respect. As a school community, we have worked together to create a positive, healthy culture, provide opportunities for our students to be leaders and created learning environments that our students feel safe and challenged.  It’s a big list and I am grateful I get to do this work with all of you.

February will be a busy month with a Professional Development day, in-school field trips and Family Day.  February is also the time to begin thinking about transitions. For our youngest learners in our Pre-Kindergarten program that means thinking about Kindergarten programming and for our Grade Sixers, it means looking for a good fit for Junior High.  I encourage all families in this transition year to attend the open houses, ask questions and begin the process now. I am happy to answer any questions you might have. Please watch for information about Pre-enrolment. Pre-enrolment opens for all families on SchoolZone as of March 11, 2019.  


As always, if you should have any questions or concerns, I am always open to having a conversation with you.  


Yours In Learning,

Andrea Cooper, M. Ed