​​Our school is part of the CBE, which is the largest school district in Western Canada. We offer a depth and breadth of programs and supports to meet the unique learning needs and interests of an increasingly diverse population. We focus on personalizing the learning experience so that each student is engaged, inspired and learning to their full potential. Our values are: students come first; learning is our central purpose; and public education serves the common good.

You can look on the CBE website for more information on teaching and learning.​​

Teaching & Learning

University School Board Game Library

We are very excited about the addition of a Board Game Library to the Learning Commons. The intent is to provide resources for parents to support student learning at home in a fun way while enhancing family relationships.

To see what is available and to sign out a game please click on this link and fill out a quick form. Board Games will be signed out for one week. They will be sent home on Tuesdays and returned on Mondays so that we can prepare them for the next family. We ask that you please look after the games and ensure all of the pieces remain with the game when it is returned.

Currently, we have 15 games and two copies of each to sign out. Though the resources are being categorized into either Literacy or Numeracy games there are elements of both literacy and numeracy in the majority of games.

Literacy games include: 

  • Apples to Apples - making comparisons and connections between words (contains some mature words)
  • Apples to Apples Junior - making comparisons and connections between words (less complex and more child friendly words)
  • Boggle - find as many connected words as possible
  • Boggle Junior - teaches letters and spelling in two games of increasing difficulty.
  • Bananagrams - players work independently to create their own 'crossword'
  • Spot It! Basic English - matching sight words to illustrations 
  • Sequence Letters - is the traditional Sequence game retooled to help children learn their letters and letter sounds.
  • Zingo Word Builder - use letters tiles to complete three-letter words
  • Quiddler - create words from an ever-increasing number of letter cards

Numeracy games include

  • Spot It! 1, 2, 3 - number and shape recognition
  • Blokus - abstract strategy game using different shapes
  • Qwirkle - matching patterns and shapes, identifying patterns
  • Mobi - play numbered tiles and symbols to create simple equations
  • Yahtzee - classic dice game trying to score in 13 categories
  • Sleeping Queens - players need to use strategy, quick thinking, and some math skills to awake queens from their slumber
  • Prime Climb - players use four basic arithmetic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to progress around the board

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