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  • 8 Habits

    8 Habits

    "We only get one chance to prepare our students for a future that none of us can possibly predict. What are we going to do with that one chance?"

    Stephen R. Covey

    The world has entered an era of the most profound change in human history, creating new challenges for today's students. Meeting these challenges will require a different skill set than previous generations. In an effort to provide our students with key skills vital for the 21st century, we teach Stephen Covey's 7 habits through the Leader in Me process.

    • Habit 1: Be Proactive – or -  You're in Charge
    • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind – or -   Have a Plan
    • Habit 3: Put First Things First – or -   Work First, Then Play
    • Habit 4: Think Win-Win – or -  Everyone Can Win
    • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood -or- Listen Before You Talk
    • Habit 6: Synergize -or-  Together Is Better
    • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw -or- Balance Feels Best
    • Habit 8: Find your Voice -or- Inspire Others

    This program is built on the premise that every child can develop the essential life skills and characteristics necessary to thrive in the 21st century. Some of these skills include leadership, accountability, adaptability, initiative and self-direction, cross-cultural skills, responsibility, problem-solving, communication, creativity and teamwork. Through this program, we teach a generation of leaders one child at a time.

    Leader in Me Website

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  • Leadership Teams

    Leadership Teams

    Belmead has a number of student leadership teams for students from Grade 1 to Grade 6. 

    • AMA Patrols
    • PALs (Playground Activity Leaders)
    • Morning News Team
    • School Wide News Team
    • Junior ATB Bank
    • Student Tutors
    • Student Secretaries
    • Student Government 
    • Student Lighthouse

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  • Apple Schools

    Apple Schools

    Belmead School is a proud participant in Alberta Project Promoting active Living and healthy Eating (APPLE) schools. APPLE Schools aim to make the healthy choice the easy choice by changing the school environment. The easy choice for students is healthy lunches and snacks and an active lifestyle. We aim to create and sustain supportive physical and social environments that foster lifelong health and learning.

    Home, school, and community work together to improve a child’s health. We involve parents, students, staff, and community stakeholders to impact students’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviours. We continue to look for ways to get our students active and healthy for life!

    Belmead School Nutrition Policy

    Parents, please take the time to read over our  Nutrition Policy. The policy has been slowly implemented over the last four years At Belmead we are going to be as healthy as we can be! 

    You can do a lot as parents to support the health initiative as well:

    • If sending food for classroom celebrations or birthdays, please only send healthy treats from the  “Choose Most Often” category.  
    • Send healthy choices at lunch time and for snacks 
    • Promote healthy eating at home, by including vegetables and/or fruits at every meal  

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  • Interactions Program

    Interactions Program

    This program provides academic programming in a small group setting for children who display characteristics within the Autism Spectrum Disorder. The classroom provides a higher adult to child ratio than in a regular program.  The Interactions program is focused on improving the developmental, social and communication skills of the students.

    Staff in the program are knowledgeable in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder and there is ongoing training throughout the year.

    A number of strategies are employed to help students reach their potential.  A sensory room with specific equipment will provide students opportunities to improve their fine and gross motor skills as well as regulate their sensory needs.

    Communication skills will be developed both in and outside of the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to be integrated into other classrooms, when appropriate, to focus on socialization and/or academic skills.

    Interested parents are encouraged to call and arrange a time to visit the program.

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Belmead School

Whether you are new to the school, or coming back for another year, we are excited to welcome you to a new year. I would like to use this opportunity to share with you how honored I feel to be the principal of Belmead School. My first goal as the school principal is to learn from you and about you. I would like to build a strong relationship of trust with all staff, students, parents and the greater community of Belmead School.

At Belmead School we believe in building a community of effective leaders who are motivated, empowered, accountable and dedicated to learning. We will promote success by providing a safe and caring environment that is positive, stimulating and cohesive for students, parents, community members and staff. We are a Leader in Me School , as well as an APPLE School, and with these initiatives we strive to build a safe and healthy environment that promotes learning and excellence.

Communication between home and school is very important to Belmead staff and we value your input. Together, we will continue to build a strong academic, citizenship and leadership program.

On behalf of the entire staff, I wish you and your children a great and successful school year! I look forward to your continued support and involvement in our school programs. I also would like to extend to you an “open door” policy, welcome and encourage you to visit the school and share with me any concerns or ideas you may have.

We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead as we continue to create an environment where staff and students feel respected, valued and appreciated; and where parents work as partners in the education of their children. Together, we will continue to strive for all students to learn to their full potential.



Sanaa El-Hassany, Principal

Belmead School