​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

Hawkwood School's Philosophy for Learning

  • Quality learning environments in which some classes "loop". "Looping" is when students to remain with the same teacher or class group from Grade 1 to 2, Grade 3 to Grade 4 and from Grade 5 to Grade 6. High expectations, team work, and a celebration of learning prevails throughout the school. 
  • We view technology as a support and an integral component in the teaching and learning process. 
  • We have an active and engaged parent population which participates in, and contributes to, the life of the school in many capacities: school council work, committee work, and in-school volunteering. 
  • We engage students in their learning by enriching literacy skills, deepening mathematical understanding, and encouraging student inquiry and critical thinking. 
  • A highly collaborative environment in which students, staff, and parents are involved in decision making and actively engaged in the vibrant life of the school. 
  • We recognize and value the diversity of our student population.
  • Extracurricular activities: hand bells, intramurals, clubs, Young Writer's Conference, and student leadership (patrols, community service, environment, Learning Commons, multimedia, special events).


Homework Guidelines

Purposes of homework at Hawkwood School are:

  • to enhance / continue lessons taught at school
  • to give students extra practice in a subject
  • to encourage a responsible attitude towards work and time management
  • to strengthen ties between home and school and to engage parents in student learning progress

Students are encouraged to complete work at home which is not completed during school hours. It is recommended that a Division I (Gr. 1, 2, 3) student do between 5 and 10 minutes of regular study per night and students in Division II (Gr. 4, 5, 6) are encouraged to do 20 minutes of regular study a night.

All students are encouraged to read at home daily to enhance literacy skills and for enjoyment.

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