​Regular Program at the CBE

Even though most of our schools offer a regular program, no two are quite the same. All schools teach according to Alberta Education’s mandated curriculum, however a school’s focus, optional courses and school activities are as unique as every school.​​​

We Believe

  • We are all learners and that learning is a lifelong process.
  • Each learner is a valued member of our community
  • Teaching and learning are shared responsibilities
  • Learning is a social act 
  • There are multiple ways in which to learn
  • Our learning environment must be physically, socially, and emotionally safe, secure and consistent
  • Caring and respectful relationships are key to quality teaching and learning
  • Learner involvement in personal goal setting promotes personal mastery
  • Diversity enriches the lives of all members of the learning community

Personalized Learning

Ramsay School represents a diverse learning community.  Our teachers recognize that all students learn differently and benefit from opportunities that are personalized specifically for their needs, strengths and interests.  All students at Ramsay School work with their teachers to establish, pursue and assess personal goals related to academics, health, character and citizenship. In some cases, teachers adapt curriculum and develop strategies as required in order to meet the needs of students who benefit from specialized support in their learning. Some of our students have a specially designed IPP (Individual Program Plan) with goals that adapt the Alberta Program of Studies to benefit the student.  Some students receive support from the School Learning Team and Education Assistants. The school also works collaboratively with CBE specialists, psychologists and AHS speech therapists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists.

Student Agendas 

All students in Grades 1 – 6 have an agenda that goes home every day to be read and signed by parents. Students record their homework, special events and reminders in their agendas. Feel free to communicate with the teacher in the agenda as the need arises. We believe that use of this communication tool is an integral part of home/school communication.

Homework Guidelines

It is recommended by the CBE that children in Grades 1 – 3 complete 5 to 10 minutes of reading each night. No formal assignment should be made. For Grades 4 – 6, formal assignments can be required but should not exceed 20 minutes a night. In keeping with our goal to nurture life-long readers, we encourage all our students to read and be read to at home.

Achievement & Assessment

Teachers strive to provide a well-rounded education that focuses on the intellectual, physical, social, emotional and behavioral needs of our students. Assessment is a continuous process. Student learning is assessed through a variety of methods; observation, anecdotal records, portfolios, student learning plans, daily work and tests. Students are also engaged in self-assessment. Information gleaned through these processes is used to plan for the next steps in learning and to demonstrate growth and improvement over time. Learn more about Assessment & Reporting.

Program, Focus & Approach

We Believe

  • We are all learners and that learning is a lifelong process.
  • Each learner is a valued member of our community
  • Teaching and learning are shared responsibilities
  • Learning is a social act 
  • There are multiple ways in which to learn
  • Our learning environment must be physically, socially, and emotionally safe, secure and consistent
  • Caring and respectful relationships are key to quality teaching and learning
  • Learner involvement in personal goal setting promotes personal mastery
  • Diversity enriches the lives of all members of the learning community

Personalized Learning

Ramsay School represents a diverse learning community.  Our teachers recognize that all students learn differently and benefit from opportunities that are personalized specifically for their needs, strengths and interests.  All students at Ramsay School work with their teachers to establish, pursue and assess personal goals related to academics, health, character and citizenship. In some cases, teachers adapt curriculum and develop strategies as required in order to meet the needs of students who benefit from specialized support in their learning. Some of our students have a specially designed IPP (Individual Program Plan) with goals that adapt the Alberta Program of Studies to benefit the student.  Some students receive support from the School Learning Team and Education Assistants. The school also works collaboratively with CBE specialists, psychologists and AHS speech therapists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists.

Student Agendas 

All students in Grades 1 – 6 have an agenda that goes home every day to be read and signed by parents. Students record their homework, special events and reminders in their agendas. Feel free to communicate with the teacher in the agenda as the need arises. We believe that use of this communication tool is an integral part of home/school communication.

Homework Guidelines

It is recommended by the CBE that children in Grades 1 – 3 complete 5 to 10 minutes of reading each night. No formal assignment should be made. For Grades 4 – 6, formal assignments can be required but should not exceed 20 minutes a night. In keeping with our goal to nurture life-long readers, we encourage all our students to read and be read to at home.

Achievement & Assessment

Teachers strive to provide a well-rounded education that focuses on the intellectual, physical, social, emotional and behavioral needs of our students. Assessment is a continuous process. Student learning is assessed through a variety of methods; observation, anecdotal records, portfolios, student learning plans, daily work and tests. Students are also engaged in self-assessment. Information gleaned through these processes is used to plan for the next steps in learning and to demonstrate growth and improvement over time. Learn more about Assessment & Reporting.

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