Year-Round Education

Year-Round Education offers a choice for families whose work schedules and lifestyles do not suit the traditional ten-month school year. 

Year-Round Schools have shorter summer breaks with a number of shorter scheduled holidays throughout the school year which helps to provide a balance in learning time throughout the year.  For more information on Year-Round Education, please refer to the National Association for Year-Round Education website.

Classes for each new school year generally begin the week after the August long weekend.  Staff and students enjoy a two week break in October, a week long break in February, and an extra week during the Easter holidays. 

Additional Year-Round Education Information:

2019 2020 YEAR ROUND School Year Calendar

French Immersion

French Immersion programs benefit students in a number of ways:

  • learning a second language has a positive effect on first language achievement;
  • exposure to another language and culture encourages respect for diversity;
  • enhances children’s listening and learning skills;
  • contributes to a flexible thinking process; and
  • gives children access to greater educational and career opportunities.

Additional French Immersion Program Information

Queen Elizabeth French Immersion Brochure

2019 2020 REGULAR School Year Calendar

ECS Calendar

École Queen Elizabeth School offers both English and French Immersion ECS Programs.

ECS Calendar 

Complementary Courses

Complementary courses are designed to reinforce learning in core courses; while also providing learning experiences that allow students to explore interests that they may wish to study in more depth in high school.

Complementary courses will be offered in the areas of:

  • Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) for junior high
    • Industrial Arts (Woodworking
    • Home Economics (Food and Fashion)
  • Fine Arts (Art, Drama, Band)
  • Digital Media & Technology
  • Skill Building for success

What is CTF?

Career and Technology Foundations (CTF)Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) provides students in grades 5 to 9 the opportunity to explore their interests and career possibilities.

Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) helps students build their understanding of the world around them as they identify and apply career and life skills.

Since fall 2016, the Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) program of studies has been approved for provincial implementation as an optional program for students Grades 5-9.

Students develop communication, collaboration, critical thinking, time management and problem solving skills through hands-on learning experiences. CTF supports the development of literacy, numeracy and competencies, which can be developed through student-focused learning opportunities that can include an interdisciplinary approach.

CTF also provides a foundation for students to transition into Career and Technology Studies (CTS) in Grades 10 through 12.


Alberta Education, Program of Studies

Cultural Awareness

École Queen Elizabeth practices cultural awareness every day. Each day students have the opportunity to smudge with Sage that was personally picked by QE Gr. 7/8 students on a field trip aimed at getting to know the land.

The basic Cree language is still being taught and shared throughout the school with students and staff.  This year the students will continue to learn to sign O’Canada in Cree.  Character building is supported by the 7 Sacred Teachings.  Students also learn the Medicine Wheel through the teachings of Elders on how we need to live a balanced life.  Also, the Sharing Circle will allow us to discuss thoughts and ideas and to resolve conflicts.

A variety of Elders will be joining us this year to provide rich and engaging learning experiences about Indigenous culture.  Our “learning by doing’ program has seen our students engaged in a large number of activities including beading, drumming, dancing and more. 

Any parents/guardians who are interested, are welcome to join and assist in these projects/teachings.

Questions?  Please call the school

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Miss Rochelle Minde

Indigenous Support Worker