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Andrew Sibbald School

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e | AndrewSibbald@cbe.ab.ca
t | 403-777-6830
f | 403-777-6833

Grades and Programs: K-4

School Hours: AM: 8:20 ~ 11:20 PM:12:15 ~ 2:50

School Location

1711 Lake Bonavista Drive SE
Calgary AB
T2J 2K9

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Andrew Sibbald School is located in the southeast community of Lake Bonavista, serving the communities of Auburn Bay (bussed) and designated areas of Lake Bonavista.

Students from Andrew Sibbald School move to Nickle School and then Dr. E.P. Scarlett.

About the School

Andrew Sibbald School was built in 1971 and is situated on 9.0 acres with a large playing field , two creative playgrounds and a learning grounds. We enjoy a central library, a large gymnasium, a creative music facility, and a combination of both open area and closed classroom settings. Andrew Sibbald School is fortunate to have a tremendous parent volunteer base actively involved on the School Council and in the various programs of the school.

About School Name

Andrew Sibbald was Alberta's first school teacher. He was born in Ontario in 1833 into a family of carpenters. As a young man he lost his left hand in an accident. He took to teaching and was recruited by the missionary McDougall brothers to begin the first school in Alberta at Morley in 1874. As well as teaching, he designed and supervised buildings and bridges from Calgary to Banff. He retired from teaching in 1896 and ranched in the Sibbald Flats - Sibbald Creek area with his son until retiring to Banff in 1903. There he became a respected centenarian, dying in 1936 at age 103.

School Mission

Embracing curious minds...Dream, Discover, Inspire.

Implicit in this statement is that all children will achieve personal academic success and will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to respond to the needs and demands of their constantly changing world.

School Vision

At Andrew Sibbald School our students are inspired, passionate learners who value personal excellence, lifelong learning, good citizenship, innovation and risk taking. Our students enjoy a vibrant and supportive environment, which provides them with the opportunity to become reflective, critical and principled learners. They are empowered to continually strive to make meaningful contributions to society in our diverse and changing world.

Values

We believe:

  • That positive, supportive relationships are essential to the overall growth and development of children. A caring, nurturing, respectful, relationship between teacher and student is paramount. Positive, productive, collaborative relationships among the staff parents, peers and the larger community are also essential in the building of a quality learning environment for all.

  • That a safe, caring and respectful school climate fosters pride in school, personal development, acceptance, responsibility and a sense of accomplishment and risk taking.

  • That children assume ownership of their learning when given voice, choice and support.

  • That children learn best when they are actively engaged in meaningful learning and collaboration involving challenging and authentic tasks.

    Collective Commitments

    We will:

  • Continue to build a positive school climate and pride in our school.

  • Maintain our focus on improved student learning and quality teaching that supports the natural process of inquiry.

  • Value and recognize the uniqueness of our children and ensure the individual learning needs of students are met.

  • Provide learning opportunities for our students that will support them in becoming independent learners, effective communicators, responsible citizens, collaborative team players, critical/creative thinkers.
  • Provide authentic learning experiences that inspire students to achieve the expected results set forth in the CBE Educational Ends Policy.



  • School Motto

    Building Our Future Together

    Unique Points

    • Andrew Sibbald is completely networked and has full on-line access and capabilities. We have complete wireless access through-out the entire school and a large number of lap top computers for student use both in the learning commons and in the classrooms.
    • Andrew Sibbald is fortunate to have tremendous parent support and a large volunteer base. Parents have worked hard to raise funds for many school improvement initiatives. Some of them include:
    • Funding and building two playgrounds.
    • Funding the complete redesign and updating of our school library collection.
    • Acquisition of literacy and numeracy enrichment materials.
    • Acquisition of a number of SMART Boards.
    • Funding of annual Artist-in-Residence programs
    • Our large force of parent volunteers not only support the various fund raising initiatives going on through-out the year, they also provide critical support in classrooms and on field trips, assisting children and teachers in their learning endeavors.


    Student Enrolment (September 2014 )
    Total Enrolment: 445


    KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4
    10799807584


    Principal:
    Ian Fero
    School Board Trustee: Amber Stewart
    CBE Ward: Ward 14
    Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
    Area: Area V
    Director (Area): Sydney Smith
    Notes for Substitute: Grades 1 - 4 Instructional Times Monday - Thursday 8:20 - 11:20 AM, 12:14 - 2:50 PM Friday 8:20

     

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