At S. Bruce Smith School, we offer all students the full complement of core classes as outlined by the Alberta Provincial Curriculum, as well as French as a second language. We are an inclusive learning community that inspires and enables all students to achieve success in learning. Our staff is committed to adapting curriculum to meet the varying needs of students and providing the support necessary for their success.
Through a variety of learning activities, students develop skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing to help them communicate more effectively. Specific writing and reading skills are developed in conjunction with the interpretation and appreciation of literary forms such as short stories, poems and novels.
Through a variety of learning activities, students will continue to build on their understanding of numbers, quantities, shapes and space. Within a learning environment adapted to meet students’ individual needs, students explore the mathematical processes, rules and symbols we use to quantify and make sense of the real world. Students may participate in recognized math competitions.
The Science program encourages students to develop a critical sense of wonder and curiosity about scientific and technological endeavours. Students learn to acquire new knowledge and solve problems. The course reflects a general science curriculum with several areas of study.
Social studies provides opportunities for students to develop the values, skills and knowledge that will enable them to become engaged, active, informed and responsible citizens.
The French as a Second Language Program at S. Bruce Smith is designed to help students develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to communicate in a variety of real-life contexts involving the French language.
The Physical Education program at S. Bruce Smith School is concerned with the development of the whole individual. The aim is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. Students will be exposed to a variety of individual and team activities, with a goal of developing a life long interest in sport and physical activity. Opportunities are provided for leadership and positive social interaction in a cooperative environment.
The program structure for Health Education encompasses the following three theme areas:
- Students will make responsible and informed choices to maintain health and to promote safety for self and others
- Students will develop effective interpersonal skills that demonstrate responsibility, respect and caring in order to establish and maintain healthy interactions
Life Learning Choices
- Students will use resources effectively to manage and explore life roles and career opportunities and challenges