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Reconciliation Bench

In September 2017,  students and staff created a club called the GLC or ‘Global Leadership Club’. Part of the club’s mandate was to maintain its responsibilities as the first Fair Trade School in Calgary and another part was to promote Truth and Reconciliation through an interactive bench. Student teacher Alex Der led an inspiring lesson […]

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Free Parking – Year 6/7 Studies of National Parks

As part of their studies of National Parks, Year 6/7 students created websites and silent movies. Click here to see their impressive work. April 10, 2018 – the following message was received from Mira Goldberg-Poch, Program Coordinator at Hostorica Canada: “My manager forwarded your students’ wonderful websites this morning. I’ve worked with the Canada’s Coolest […]

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End of an Era

On September 28, 2017, Calgary Arts Academy students and staff gathered to commemorate their final day of teaching and learning at Glenmeadows School. Our performance is dedicated to all those who have helped our school grow over the past 15 years and make our new Youth Campus a reality. This video includes students from Years […]

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Be a HERO, not a bully

Anti-Bullying Initiative A group of Knob Hill students developed activities to look at the issue of bullying as well as the importance of standing up to bullying. They titled this initiative “BE A HERO NOT A BULLY.”  The activities began during circle meetings on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  All students at the Knob Hill campus […]

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Year 4/5 Students Participate in CBC’s Canadian Music Class Challenge

Year 4/5 students were excited to participate in CBC’s Canadian Music Class Challenge, while  paying tribute to one of Canada’s most beloved musical groups. In partnership with MusiCounts (Canada’s leading music education charity), CBC Music hosted a contest called “CBC’s Canadian Music Class Challenge” in which music classes from across the country were encouraged to […]

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“Hello” Dance for Residential Schools

Accompanied by Adele’s “Hello,” CAA students Anikka and Sophie created this dance to demonstrate the impact of residential schools. “The meaning behind the dance is that we’re connecting our curriculum to what someone in this experience of separation and loss from their families would’ve felt.  In the story, Sophie was the girl who had been […]

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