Principal Update June 3 – June 6 – Connect Charter School

June 3 - June 6

This Week's Highlights

We welcomed her honour, Lieutenant Governer of Alberta, Salma Lakhani to our school where she met with our grade 6 students on Wednesday.

Just a few events and things to keep in mind – its a busy spring with all the other camps, sports, celebrations. Be sure to log these dates!

June 18: Last School Council/ Parent Society Meeting of the year. Virtual, 6:30pm.

June 20: End of Year BBQ. At the school, 4-6pm. 

We are doing some planning for 2024-2025 school year. If you want to get in on the ground level, this is it! Please contact us if you have any questions or ideas.


Join us in the mountains for 6 days of land-based learning. 


In this program students will leave the city behind and create space – to connect to the land, connect to each other, and develop their understanding of themselves. All this while participating in learning activities that support participants in earning the following high school credits:

  • Career and Life Management (CALM) – 3 credit program mandatory for high school graduation

  • Introduction to Wildlife – 1 credit CTS program

  • Nature and Wellness – 1 credit CTS program

  • Leadership Fundamentals – 1 credit CTS program

In the CALM Peaks program, learning takes place outside and through action. Students are exposed to curriculum in real life through outdoor activities, personal skill building sessions, conversations with industry professionals and practical challenges. Activities include hiking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, ecological interpretive walks, working with Indigenous Elders, group discussion and journaling. 

Students enrolling in this program must be comfortable with recreating outdoors and should be prepared to spend long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions.

Students will live on site at the Biogeoscience Institute in Kananaskis country for 6 days and 5 nights. The Biogeoscience Institute is equipped with bunk beds with linens, indoor heating, hot showers, communal bathrooms, and many of the comforts of home set within the majestic Rocky Mountains. This program is fully catered. 

This program is being run in partnership with Connect Charter School and The Howl Experience, an experiential education organization located in the Bow Valley.

Shannon Bennett 

Have a wonderful week, Connect!

Shashi Shergill
Assistant Principal

Andrea Friesen
Assistant Principal