Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Work Hard

By Dominic Masters, Middle School Vice Principal & Physical Education Teacher This is a quote I have used with all the teams which I have coached in multiple sports including rugby, volleyball and soccer. However, this quote applies not only to the sporting environment but also to education and life…

Alberta Elementary Curriculum Updates

By Mary-Anne Jasinski, Elementary Principal In December 2018, as part of a six year curriculum revision process, Alberta Education released the updated draft curriculums for Kindergarten to Grade 4 for use in schools starting in the 2019-20 school year. While teachers in Grades K-4 begin to study and understand the…

New Kindergarten-Grade 4 Arts Curriculum Coming Soon!

By Shelley Smith-Dale, Arts Coordinator The Alberta Arts Curriculum that is taught at TIS is undergoing changes. The Kindergarten to Grade 4 arts program is the first curricula to change, with Grades 5 to 8 to follow in the next couple of years, and then Grades 9 to 12 after…

Embracing Diversity in our Chinese Classes

By Vicki Qi, Chinese Coordinator At TIS, we celebrate the multicultural background and diversity of our students.  We believe that every kid deserves an opportunity to succeed. Our Chinese programme embraces every student's diverse background, language proficiency, learning style and pace as well as readiness,. Differentiated classes, instructions, and activities…

Why Math?

- Martin Brown, High School Vice Principal Many students ask what is the point of learning the types of math that is taught at the high school level. In fact, it’s often the subject of many jokes of the type “how often do I use the Pythagorean Theorem in the…
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