Our School

Our school is located in the established northwest community of Brentwood, just a few kilometers from the downtown core of the city. The School is the proud home of the "Traditional Learning Centre". This alternative program follows the Alberta Program of Studies and has a focus on direct instruction, critical thinking, and character education. The program utilizes core resources that are common to all TLC programs in the CBE. French as a Second Language is provided through a locally developed curriculum, in grades one to three. 

Beginning in Grade 4 students follow the Alberta Program of Studies, French as a Second Language curriculum. We have a strong music program with a music specialist teaches, beginning in Kindergarten. Students attending our Traditional Learning Centre program come from the CBE's Area 1. Our Traditional Learning Centre program currently serves students in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Grade 7 students transition to Thomas B. Riley School.

School Mission

The Traditional Learning program uses teacher-directed instruction and character education to foster reflective thinking, continuous learning and responsible citizenship. It is a celebration of cultural diversity and commonly held values. The virtues-oriented school environment prepares students to meet the moral, technological and global challenges of the 21st century. Guiding principles: Instruction is direct, sequential and enriched, built on the concept of a classical liberal arts education. Character education is intentionally taught in every class.

A positive school climate and behaviour policy centred on expected character values. There is a focus on virtues, positive values and respect for self, others and the environment. Development of moral intelligence is the expected outcome. Diversity is celebrated and common values are articulated in a virtues oriented environment that encourages responsible citizenship and collaboration.

School Motto

The school motto "Today's Learning . . . Tomorrow's Success" signifies the importance of learning as a lifelong activity that prepares children for active citizenship throughout their lives.

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Our School's Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

We are committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action specific to education. In 2021, our school, along with all CBE schools made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, 2022, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

​​​School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

​​​​School Improvement Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.
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RT @SunnysideCBE: Our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation is to continue our commitment to land-based learning and to build on our understanding of the Holistic Lifelong Learning Framework through the Seven Sacred Teachings. Here is what the grade 2s learned about Respect from the Bison. https://t.co/WgbyUmxdDx

Winter Walk Day is Wednesday, Feb. 1 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/2UAFm6wq8F

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting starts at 11 a.m. at the Education Centre. Join us in-person or stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fNOeh #yycbe https://t.co/uj8n7yKPSe

RT @gale_school: Here are a few more of the outstanding homeroom displays our students have created. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/W9jW2nZD59

RT @elboyacbe: What an opportunity…students listened to FIFA soccer referee, Drew Fischer who officiated at the 2022 Men’s World Cup in Qatar. Talk about working towards and achieving one’s highest personal potential. Very inspiring! #wearecbe@yyCBEduhttps://t.co/y2M94sUnCs