A Minute with Mme Amy - The View from the First Floor (highlights from my week):

On Monday, our professional development day was our annual CFIS Learning & Innovation Day: teachers from all grade levels shared their own expertise with their colleagues, allowing everyone to learn from one another. Our ECE teachers presented sessions on fine motor skills, literacy instruction, and early numeracy, which were attended by colleagues from many other grade levels and departments.

Independent Schools and the Public Good

The Association of Independent Schools and Colleges in Alberta (AISCA), of which CFIS is a member, produced two concise, straight-forward videos that address the importance of choice in education for Alberta parents and the benefits of maintaining provincial funding for independent schools. The videos are very informative and can be viewed on YouTube at the below weblinks:

Ideals

Round Square schools are characterised by a shared belief in an approach to education based on six pillars, IDEALS, drawn from the theories of educator Kurt Hahn.

Internationalism: Students learn to see themselves as global citizens and to look beyond gender, class, race, nationality and culture to understand human nature.

A Minute With Mme Amy: Outpourings of love, and UNESCO Day magic

While the accident involving Mme Abi was far from being a highlight, the outpouring of love and support for her has been a powerful reminder of the strength and "family-ness" of our school community. Thank you to everyone who has reached out; I have passed on your love and good wishes, and was able to see Abi in person today.

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