L'École Sam Livingston:
Une communauté d'apprenants engagée et inspirée!
An engaging and inspiring learning community!
L’École Sam Livingston est une communauté dynamique, bienveillante et bilingue où chacun est valorisé et respecté. Ensemble, nous célébrons notre diversité. Nous nous engageons dans un travail qui relève les défis et qui encourage une interaction significative. Nous désirons atteindre des succès tant personnels que académiques et nous assumons nos responsabilités face à notre apprentissage. Nous acceptons les défis et nous profitons pleinement des chances offertes dans ce monde en évolution.
(We are a dynamic, caring, bilingual community where everyone is valued and respected. Together we celebrate diversity. While engaged in meaningful, interactive and challenging work, we strive for personal and academic success and take responsibility for our learning. We embrace the challenges and the opportunities of our everchanging world.)
At Sam Livingston School, we strive to meet the individual needs of our students through effective education and the personalization of learning.
Our school believes that:
- Personalizing the learning process is of prime importance.
- We must be student centered.
- Students need to develop responsibility for self and others.
- We should all work toward providing a rewarding, meaningful, and positive experience for students, staff, and parents.
- We must strive toward meeting the individual needs of students and staff.
- Consistent and positive communications between parents and teachers is vital.
- We attempt to meet the needs of the whole child.
- It is important to have students become responsible, independent, self-directed, and happy lifelong learners.
- Staff, students, and parents must be involved in setting individual and group goals in behaviour, attitude, and achievement.
- All people should be treated with respect
Who Was Samuel Livingston?
The school was named after Sam Livingston, the first dairy farmer in Calgary. Sam was born in Ireland in 1828 and followed the multitudes of prospectors who had gold fever in California. Sam was a prospector, a trader, and a farmer. In 1873, Sam settled in the Calgary area where he married Jane Howse and together they had 14 children. His actual farm and homestead is where Heritage Park now stands. Sam's gravestone can be viewed in the cemetery at Heritage Park.