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Principal's Message

A Special Remembrance Day at Edgemont School

On Friday November 8 we held our Remembrance Day Assembly and I have to tell you that I am so very proud of the reverence, thoughtfulness and intentional work done by our grade two classes and our handbell choir. In my experience it is rare to have such a young group of students represent their understanding of Remembrance Day. Hats off to our Music Teacher, Mrs. Lang and our grade 2 teachers for making this learning meaningful and intentional for our students. 

For myself, as a teacher, the school remembrance Day Assembly is the most meaningful assembly that I attend each year. It is not only a time to remember brave men and women who have placed themselves in harms way, it is also a time for us to help students to understand the  significance of peace in our lives. 
The acknowledgement of the land is very special to us at Edgemont. When we acknowledge the land at the beginning of our gatherings we are showing respect for people, their history and their ways of knowing. 
Indigenous peoples loved, cared for and lived on this land long for thousands of years, and when war threatened around the world, Indigenous Soldiers volunteered to protect this land and the people who make their homes here.  
National Aboriginal Veterans Day began in Winnipeg in 1994 when Indigenous veterans were not recognized in Remembrance Day activities. With the acknowledgment of the land today we also acknowledge the contributions of Over 12,000 Indigenous people are estimated to have volunteered in World War 1, World War 2 and the Korean War. 
Acknowledgement of the Land
The school Remembrance Day Assembly is the most meaningful assembly of the year to me. It is a time to remember brave indigeouns and non-indigenous men and women who have placed themselves in harms way for us. We hold Remembrance Day assemblies in schools to teach. We want all of our students to  grow up continuing honour this day and to value peace.  
Students you might not understand the right to vote or the meaning of democracy, and you might not really understand what it is like for children around the world  to live in a country where there is war.  
At Remembrance Day assemblies we hear that soldiers have fought and died for our country and for our rights. I wonder sometimes students, if you know what this really means.
Adults have rights but did you also know that children have rights.   The United Nations has defined the Rights of Children around the world. There is a long list. I’ve chose some of the most important rights for you to think about.
You have these rights no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what your religion is, whether they are a boy or girl, what your culture is, whether you have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. Here are a few...
It is your right that all adults should do what is best for you.
 
You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously
 
You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.
 
To choose your own friends
 
To health care,
 
To an education, and to be able to learn at the highest level you can
 
You have a right to proper food, clothing and a safe place to live
 
You have the right to play and to rest.
 
You have the right to protection
 
You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion - or any you choose when you grow up.
 
Students, while you are watching or participating in the assembly today I hope you will remember that we have these rights because brave men and women fought to protect our country and our ways of life. Today is a day we stop to remember and be grateful. 
Lori Holford, Proud Principal
Postscript: Our grade 2 students wrote about what peace means to them. Check out their ideas in the attached document.Peace by room 16.pdf
 

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Edgemont School

55 Edgevalley Cir NW Calgary, AB, T3A 4X1
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School Contacts

Principal
Ms Lori Holford
Assistant Principal
Mr Bill Quinney
Education Director
Mrs Prem Randhawa
Trustee
Althea Adams

School Information

Grades
K-05
Enrolment
683
Programs
Regular
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School Hours

Morning Start
9:10 AM
Dismissal
3:50 PM
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