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Academic Programs

  • School-wide Balanced Literacy Program designed to develop strong skills in both reading and writing.
  • French as a Second Language for Students in Grades 4-6.
  • Inclusive programming for English as a Second Language designed for new Canadians, or for students whose first language is other than English.
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are integrated into the core subjects.
  • Daily Physical Activity encouraging all students to be active.
  • Learning Coach working in collaboration with the homeroom teacher to support learners achieving below grade level using an inclusive model.
  • Home Reading Programs are available in all classrooms.
  • Grade 1-6 Music Program taught by a Music Specialist.


  • Wireless Internet Environment
  • iPads, Chromebooks, Lenovos
  • Smartboards
  • FM Systems
  • Document Cameras 

In addition to our regular academic programs, we also offer extensive co-curricular programs.  In the area of extracurricular programming the following are available to your child:

Extracurricular Activities

Board Games provides an opportunity for primary students to learn new games, make new friends and develop socialization skills. The club is open to Grades 1-3 students and meets on various days during the week at recess.

Volleyball is an afterschool team designed to work on basic volleyball skills in a fun and inclusive environment. The club is offered to grade five and six students from mid-October  to early December. 

ECSD Cross-Country Run practices will begin immediately in September to prepare for this District event which happens mid September. Gr. 4-6 students that are interested in participating will have an opportunity to sign-up and will receive information about practice times and days.. 

Intramurals for grades 4-6 will run at various times during the year. Throughout this time, students may play volleyball, floor hockey, or soccer. It's a great way to stay active during those cold winter months! 

Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw is for students aged 9-12. Students will have the opportunity to practice free throw shots during recess in January and February to prepare for the competition. Students who qualify will move on. The competitions provide a very healthy, supportive environment and are a lot of fun for everyone!

Photo Club runs for grade 6 students every Friday from October to June in the library. The students learn about exciting photography techniques and spend time putting together their own portfolio of pictures based on topics covered.  The students are also responsible for taking photos of daily events within the school, and ultimately creating the grade 6 yearbook, grade 6 movie and school year end movie. The program is running from September – June every Friday at lunch recess.

Spirit Club will run from November to May this year. The students of Spirit Club work to promote school spirit throughout our school by choosing and promoting spirit days such as crazy hair, retro and pajama days.

Reading Buddies  - Older students who volunteer to be a Reading Buddy will be trained to Pair Read with younger students who require extra practice with reading.  Grade 6 Reading Buddy partners are paired up with a Grade 2 or 3 student.  Partners meet twice a week during morning recess to read together in the Learning Commons.

Card Club for Grade 3 & 4 students will take place during first recess before special holidays. The students will make 1-2 cards for each holiday or occasion and are able to take them home and give them to whomever they wish.

Running Room Games - Students from grades 4-6 are welcome to tryout for this yearly relay race event which is held in the Butterdome at the University of Alberta. At this event, students will be competing in an 8 person X 200m relay race against other schools in Edmonton and the surrounding area. The initial qualifying competition takes place in February with the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals taking place in March. 

Choir - Our school choir began practicing in November, and will continue until mid-June. This year the Choir includes students in grades 4-6 and meets in the music room every Monday and Wednesday during lunch. The students will be exploring traditional and modern repertoire and will be preparing for extracurricular performances.

Guitar - This club is for any student in grades 5 and 6 who wishes to gain or improve guitar skills and play in an ensemble setting. The club will meet every Monday and Wednesday at morning recess from November to mid-June.

 A heartfelt thank you to the staff for organizing these opportunities for our students.