Our Program, Focus & Approach
Our entire staff remains dedicated to current training and practice to foster and support a safe and caring learning environment where every child meets their potential. In keeping with the vision of the CBE, we work toward the following:
- Each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning
- Each student will be literate and numerate, able to integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies acquired across all academic disciplines
- Each student be a responsible citizen
- Each student will identify and actively develop individual gifts, talents and interests
- Each student will demonstrate good character
We share this vision and support our students in their learning. Together, with home and school we have the means to create a clear and deliberate path for student success. To address success, the province of Alberta has established goals of high quality learning opportunities for all, excellence in learner outcomes and highly responsive and responsible jurisdiction.
Proudly, the CBE embraces its vision of being a dynamic learning community of choice. Its values are noted as:
- Students come first
- Learning is our central purpose
- Public education serves the common good.
Together, all stakeholders support learning as a core value. To ensure we have successful learners at Manmeet Singh Bhullar School, our website outlines school practices and organization for learning.
“Every student, Every day, No exceptions"
Activity & Learning
We embrace opportunities for students to engage in meaningful opportunities that will support and enhance learning. We are linked to many agencies and community based programs that make our school a vibrant place dedicated to students. Examples of our ongoing involvement may include:
- Authentic learning activities, excursions and guest speakers supported by School Council
- Extra-curricular programs
- Student leadership including Clubs and groups of interest and school related programs
- School assemblies and performances
- Information Communication Technologies embedded into teaching and learning
- Access to mobile technology, in the school and the classroom areas
- Up-to-date technology pods in our learning commons
- Maintain a collection of current and meaning literature to support the learning commons as the hub of our learning.
While this list is not exhaustive, it represents the many ties to learning that we believe are important for our students’ growth at our school.
The Calgary Board of Education makes recommendations about homework in Policy and Regulation 3066. Assigning homework is up to the individual teacher. Students and parents are encouraged to set aside a regular time each evening for home study and/or recreational reading. This supports students in developing strong study skills.
The nature and amount of home study recommended are as follows:
- Division 1 (Grades 1-3): Parents and teachers should encourage children to read, and review math facts each evening. No formal assignments should be made, but 5 – 10 minutes of reading is encouraged.
- Division 2 (Grades 4-5): Formal homework assignments may be given at the discretion of the teacher, particularly for students who need special attention or help, and for long project assignments. Most often this may be within the half-hour range. Reading is encouraged for half of this time.
Students are responsible for the prompt return of any homework assignments. In the event that homework is not returned, the teacher will contact the parent or guardian to discuss the most suitable arrangements for the child to get the forgotten work. Under no circumstances will a child be sent home without the knowledge of the parent.