Student Leadership and
beginning of the school year, Grades 4 to 7 students are presented with service
and leadership opportunities for which they can volunteer. The list of some of
the offerings is listed below. Community and neighbourhood volunteering is also
encouraged. Each intermediate grade student is encouraged to complete the
following amount of service hours. At the end of the year we hold an Assembly to
recognize the students.
4: 10 hours Grade 5: 10 hours
6: 12 hours Grade 7: 15 hours
following are some of the leadership opportunities provided at
- Student Council
- Assembly Set-up and
- Library Monitors
- Playground Equipment
Credit Union Tellers and Board of Directors
Student Council is elected in September. Student Council meets to discuss and
plan social events for students and deal with student issues and requests that
are raised in classes and brought to the council by class
Library – Resource
library houses a collection of learning resources. It includes fiction,
non-fiction, print and non-print. Children use the library to develop research
skills and to help nurture the love of reading. For information access, we have
computers with on-line capabilities. Using the centre’s multiple resources, the
classroom teacher and teacher-librarian plan together to develop learner-focused
curriculum that considers individual student interests, abilities and learning
library is staffed by Chris Evans (Monday to Wednesday). It is usually open at
lunch with the support of parent volunteers. (At the start of each year, a
volunteer sign up sheet is posted in the hallway for those who are interested in
helping.) All children are trained to sign out their own books on the computer
system. Please help us by ensuring that books are returned on time. For more
details on lost/damaged books, or how to donate, please speak with Mrs.
class time, the library is accessible to individuals and small groups. In
addition, class visits to the library are planned cooperatively by the
teacher-librarian and the individual classroom teacher. Each class has the
opportunity to visit weekly.
encourage families to read together on a regular basis. Have your child read to
you, and share in their enjoyment as they learn!
French as a Second
as a second language is currently taught to Grades 5 to 7 students. The emphasis
of the program is to provide opportunities for the learners to develop an
understanding and appreciation of other cultures, to learn basic French, and to
gain confidence in his/her own abilities as a learner and as a user of the
Intermediate classrooms at
Tyee have pods of computers with internet access. Students are required to sign
an “Acceptable Use Agreement” each school year.
Grades 6 and 7 students have the choice to participate in Band twice a week with
Talent / Variety
hosts a Talent / Variety Show yearly or bi-yearly. Students of all ages may
audition and perform. Students (and sometimes even teachers!) plan songs,
dances, skits, instrumental pieces, acrobatics, etc. Other children operate the
lights, sound, and act as stagehands.
trips are a means of enhancing the program offered in the classroom. Prior to
any field trip, parents are notified in writing of the details of the planned
trip. Before students are permitted to take part in a field trip, they must have
written consent from the parent or guardian. Volunteer drivers are also required
to fill out a “Third Party Liability” form for insurance purposes, and to keep
the original copy in their vehicle.
are generally asked to subsidize field trip expenses. However, the VBE policy
ensures that no student will miss the opportunity to take part in a field trip
for financial reasons.
third year, all primary classes participate in a camping experience. Students
are prepared before they leave and are instructed at the outdoor school by their
own teachers and camp staff. A fee is charged for the programs. Those students
not participating in the outdoor school experience attend school as usual (they
are accommodated in another classroom), or parents may elect for their child to