Full Day Kindergarten
Full-day Kindergarten helps ensure that children in our community get a good start with a strong foundation. Recent research from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto shows that children, parents and staff all benefit from full-day kindergarten.
Pre-literacy skills, pre-numeracy skills, social skills, fine and gross motor skills, language development and group learning skills are some of the focus areas of our full-day kindergarten.
Grades 1- 6
Homesteader provides a robust program of instruction that follows the mandated Alberta Education curriculum. All Division I and II classes will use elements of the Balanced Literacy Program to support our work in the areas of reading and writing. The Leader in Me program, Home Reading Program, Student Leadership, Public Speaking Club, Character Education, Intramurals and other extra-curricular clubs help to promote school spirit and provide students with additional opportunities to develop sportsmanship and positive social skills. Our high school partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters will continue to support the social, emotional and academic growth of our students. For the 2015-2016 school year, Homesteader School will be in year 6 of the "Leader in Me" program. As we continue to focus on leadership, our goal is to become a school recognized for character, academics, and community service. The 2015-16 year will be our fifth year as an " Apple" school. The Homesteader School Council/PAA will continue to enhance programming by supporting technology, special activities, performances and incentive programs.
We offer regular programming from Full Day Kindergarten to Grade 6.
French as a Second Language is taught in Grades 4 to 6.