Westmount Students

Elementary Students Matrix for Westmount

WHILE RESPECTING THEIR UNIQUE NEEDS & CHARACTERISTICS AS GIFTED LEARNERS

K-4 Programming

Students who are gifted are capable of exceptional performance. They require comprehensive, specialized educational programming to develop and maximize their potential. Research supports the idea that gifted students benefit from an environment with like-minded peers, being taught by empathetic teachers who have specialized training and experience.

At Westmount’s Elementary Campus, we follow Alberta Education’s program of studies (https://education.alberta.ca/programs-of-study/programs-of-study/). Generally speaking, the pace of our instructional programming is accelerated, meaning that curriculum is taught in 60 – 65% of the time it might take in a typical elementary school. Using an “inside out” approach, however, we strive to first know and honour our students and their individual learning needs. Curriculum delivery is differentiated based on students’ individual characteristics.

We value academic achievement, but find that it is best served by programming which places student need as its primary objective. We facilitate and support the attainment of 21C learning goals through the development of critical and creative thinking, problem-finding, problem-solving, collaboration and informed decision-making.

Alberta Education’s Program of Studies is augmented by providing students a variety of learning experiences that support the development of lifelong learning goals and aspirations. We also provide students with access to many, varied and advanced human and material resources with in and outside of the school.

At the Elementary Campus, our programming balances 4 key domains:

The Affective Curriculum: Teaching and supporting students to know, manage and advocate for themselves.

Social Responsibility: To think, feel and create together, to respect and include others, and to help the community.

Health and Wellness: To live in the moment, know their feelings and make healthy choices.

Academic Achievement: To wonder and explore, to engage in their learning, and to grow in their knowledge of how they learn.

We believe that by working towards an effective balance of these elements, we will teach, model and support the development of Awareness, Perspective and Resilience.

Regrouping and Acceleration

Westmount elementary students are regrouped for Language Arts and Mathematics according to demonstrated subject knowledge, learning style, and their readiness factors. Subject and grade level acceleration is also facilitated where supported by evidence.

Recent Elementary News

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    Want to Lend a Hand at EC Sports Day on June 21?

    **ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HAVE NOW BEEN FILLED. THANK YOU! The elementary sports day committee is looking for your help! We need 5 volunteers to help at Sports Day on Friday, June 21 from 8:45 am - 11:00 am. 1 First Aid Station Volunteer (First Aid Certification would be an asset) 4 Face Painting Volunteers Please contact karly.bagnall@westmountcharter.com if you are [...]

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    Eco Warriors Club at the EC is Looking for Parent Volunteers

    The Eco Warriors Club at our Elementary campus is looking for one or two parent volunteers to pick up the beverage containers from the last two Eco Warrior collections: Friday, June 14 (we have two big bags of containers) Thursday, June 20 (there will be one bag of containers) If you can do both pickups, you may either come on [...]

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    All Books Borrowed from the EC Learning Commons are Due Friday, June 14

    All books borrowed from the EC Learning commons by elementary students are due Friday, June 14. Please ensure any overdue books are returned in a timely manner. Thank you!   Elementary Learning Commons

Upcoming Elementary Events

Summer Break

Summer Break

July 20
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 26, 2019

Non-Instruction Days (all students)

Non-Instruction Days (all students)

August 27
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 30, 2019

Drawing of Children Going Back to School

EC Student Meet & Greet

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT

School Closed

School Closed

August 31

School Closed

School Closed

September 2