​​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:

R   responsible and taking responsibility for our actions, in person and online
E   equitable and fair, without bias
S   supportive of positive school spirit, sportsmanship, and supporting others in doing the 
      right thing
P   polite and considerate
E   empathetic
C   compassionate and caring
T   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, afternoon and after school 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.

Students also participate in silent reading in HR during our daily POWER period (Providing opportunities with everyday reading). Teachers also provide direct instruction of reading strategies during POWER, reinforcing our beliefs that not only is reading an important lifelong skill, but it can also be improved with practice and instruction.

Student Agendas

Agenda books are distributed to each student. These serve as an organizational tool for students in which they can record daily assignments and keep track of their progress at school. It is also a communication system between home and school. It contains the student’s library bar code and their Internet authorization. Parents are encouraged to check these books frequently. As well, these books serve as hall passes. No student should be in the halls during class time without the agenda signed by a teacher. Replacement cost for a lost or stolen agenda is $9.

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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.​​​

We are looking forward to welcoming students back to Sansom tomorrow! Here are some key details to note: https://t.co/m1nYwDU2tU

Table Tennis is getting real! Mr. Brown may need some tips! Just saying…🏓 #topspin https://t.co/zuqtcgM4Z6

RT @UsihChristopher: One more week of classes before the Winter Break! This has been a challenging year for staff, students and families. Covid-19 continues to impact mental health and well-being and some have experienced a loss. Let’s be kind and show more compassion. Words and actions matter!

Grade 7 students learning the art of sewing in CTF class! Such talent and creativity! https://t.co/pZHTxpHQ8O

Life is better when you dance! Scorpions are feeling the rhythm these days in PE! 🎶 https://t.co/J0Hgtj91Hi