​​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.​​​

Program, Focus & Approach

Our Philosophy at Clarence Sansom School

Our purpose is to ensure individual student development through effective education. The development of individual students requires an interaction between students, teachers and parents. These relationships enable students to grow socially, physically, intellectually, culturally and emotionally. The staff works together with students to help them reach their potential. It is expected that each student will be willing to work with teachers to achieve this goal.

Clarence Sansom is a school that attempts to highlight the importance of accomplishment and effort, within a climate of mutual respect.

At Clarence Sansom we believe in being:

Responsible and taking responsibility for our actions, in person and online
Equitable and fair, without bias
Supportive of positive school spirit, sportsmanship, and supporting others in doing the right thing
Polite and considerate
Empathetic
Compassionate and caring
Tolerant of the beliefs, values race, religion, age, gender, culture and identity of others

It is our desire that each student will find life at Clarence Sansom enjoyable and the Programs of Study educationally beneficial. To encourage opportunities for this to happen, the following goals have been established:

  • Provide a solid foundation in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, health as well as the practical and fine arts.
  • Provide types of activities which will assist the development of the following attitudes within students:
  • A feeling of self-worth and confidence;
  • Learning to get along with and respect people with whom they work and play;
  • A healthy desire for learning and achievement through a growth mindset;
  • Feelings of responsibility and self-discipline;
  • Pride in their work and school;
  • A desire to attend school.
  • Provide a firm, consistent and fair discipline policy that will develop respect and a sense of responsibility within students. This will involve close communication between home and school. The ultimate goal is for each student to be a self-directed learner.

Homeroom Classes

Besides acting as a location for morning and afternoon check-in, our homeroom classes provide an important opportunity for staff and students to interact with each other about important school topics. It also provides an opportunity for student leadership groups to promote and develop student activities and responsibilities.

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​​Middle Years at the CBE

Middle years learning refers to education offered to students between the ages of 10-15. These years are critical in keeping our students on the path to high school completion and their career futures. Keys for student success include: participating in hands-on, purposeful and relevant learning; creating positive relationships with peers, teachers and other adults; and being actively involved in the community and feeling supported by family, businesses and other organizations that surround them.

Learn more about our students in their middle years, including how their learning will change and how you can support your child, visit the CBE website.​

​​Exploring Career Choices

For Grades 5 to 9 at the CBE, we offer Career & Technology Foundations (CTF). This is an inquiry-based, hands-on program that focuses on essential skills common to occupational areas, and our students personalize their learning based on their interests and passions.​​​

With open hearts, it is our honor to recognize #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay with this pledge to the TRC Calls to Action. Sansom is committed to do the work so we can all walk together. @Indigenous_cbe @Area4CBE #WeAreCBE https://t.co/LLOJuFEWlV

Thanks to Cree drummer, singer, and storyteller David McGilvery for sharing his talents with us on #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay #WeAreCBE https://t.co/mv5TpHV0uk

Today we celebrated #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay With thanks to photography 7 & 8 students for capturing the photos of the land where we gather #WeAreCBE https://t.co/mMfiy6ilaf

So proud of all of our Scorpions who represented Sansom at today’s cold and windy 2022 track meet! https://t.co/g9fP3mJdsI

RT @MN_Hopkins: We had the honour and pleasure of hosting our MP @jasrajshallan today @clarencesansom with our grade 9 social studies classes. Thanks to @CIVIX_Canada for helping arrange this #RepDay experience. Nice to be back to in-person gatherings and bringing parliament alive for our youth! https://t.co/ovoyJRseYn