Aug 26
Welcome Back

As another school year commences I would like to welcome back our families who are returning, and those who will be new to our Thorncliffe Learning community. I am excited to start a new school year, especially with the removal of restrictions brought on by the pandemic. I believe our learning community will thrive this year as we continue to emphasize literacy, numeracy, and well-being.


Our dedicated teachers have been busy organizing, planning, and collaborating over the summer months to ensure the delivery of high-quality education to students. Teachers will officially be in the building starting August 29th. Please monitor your email early next week for a welcome letter from your child's teacher.


In previous years Thorncliffe has offered multi-graded classrooms; however, this year we are attempting to configure classes into straight grades. If successful Thorncliffe will consist of four TLC kindergarten, one community kindergarten, one grade 1, one grade 2, two grade 3, one grade 4, one grade 5, and one grade 6. Thorncliffe School will also continue operate one system class that consists of students in grades 4-6.


New Attendance Code Communication:


As part of CBE's commitment to “acknowledge and support the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action" (CBE Education Plan, 2021-24), a new attendance code has been introduced for the 2022/2023 school year. The new Cultural-Spiritual-Ceremonial (CSC) attendance code offers an excused absence from school to recognize and support Indigenous cultural revitalization for CBE students who self-identify as Indigenous, and their families.


I hope you and your family had a restful and revitalizing summer, and the staff at Thorncliffe School are excited to work with your family this school year.


Please contact me if you have questions or concerns




Glen Steed






There are no comments for this post.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Blog Tools

We had an amazing day learning on and from the land. Thank you for connecting our spirit, mind, body and heart. #weareCBE #mookaaksin2022 #area2office

RT @yycCCOM: How are we connected? How can we understand ourselves better, through understanding animals? @ZooSchoolyyc @thorncliffecbe Ss explore these Qs during animal observations. Spending time & coming to know an animal, impacts how we understand nature & wildlife. #WeAreCBE @yyCBEdu

RT @ZooSchoolyyc: “Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help we shall be saved.” Jane Goodhall. Today Thorncliffe wrapped up their week by painting an animal they feel connected to on a piece of nature #rockpainting #openminds #zooschool #saveEarth #nature

RT @ZooSchoolyyc: Making Swift Fox conservation come to life with sock puppets @WilderInstitute @calgaryzoo Thank you @yycARTS for the inspiration!

RT @yycCCOM: How have libraries changed since the first one opened in Calgary? How are libraries truly a place for all? What is the role of public spaces within a democracy? @thorncliffecbe students explore Memorial Park Library as part of their @calgarylibrary school experience #WeAreCBE