Our School

Grades Taught

K-9

About

Andrew School serves approximately 90 students from Kindergarten to Grade 9. Students, parents, teachers, and community members are extremely proud of Andrew School, both for its unique physical structure as part of a complex shared with civic and recreational aspects and its rich, educational history.

Principal

Greg Cruickshank

Motto

In Pursuit of Excellence.

Mission

Andrew School is dedicated to encouraging, promoting, and assisting students in their quest for excellence in all school-related endeavors.

Philosophy

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 9 are provided with an education that develops individuals who are able to enter into society with the necessary skills and attitudes to be successful in the ever-changing future.

Supply Lists

Here are the lists of what your child(ren) will need for the upcoming school year. We are giving you the option to use the handy ordering process from Staples, but don't feel that you have to order from them. You can always take the list and shop where you like. 

2018-2019 Kindergarten Supply List

2018-2019 Grades 1 & 2 Supply List

2018-2019 Grades 3 & 4 Supply List

2018-2019 Grades 5 & 6 Supply List

 

Programs and Services

French as a Second Language (grades 4-6)
ECS
Elementary
Secondary (Junior High)


Facts and Figures

Andrew School is located one hour NE of Edmonton. The Village of Andrew is named after Andrew Whitofrd, a Metis leader and early settler to the area. The rolling hills and shallow lakes in this area have been a traditional hunting and gathering place of indigenous people for thousands of years. Prior to Alberta becoming a province and the influx of European homesteaders, Andrew and area was home to a large Metis population. Andrew's History

Powerschool Portal

The Powerschool parent portal for parents of students in grades 7 to 12 is now open. Please contact the school if you do not have a username and password.

To log on, please visit: https://powerschool.eips.ca 

To view a video on powerschool, please visit this link.

  • Click on the Schools tab,
  • Then click the word Powerschool

For a brief desciption of how to use this program click on the following link:

Powerschool Instructions

If you have any questions about PowerSchool, please contact the school office at   780-365-3501.

Elementary and Secondary School Programs

 

Early Childhood Services

            The Andrew School ECS Program consists of 475 hours of instruction per year. It is supported by a 0.534 FTE teacher and a very active volunteer roster. Additional Educational Assistant time is provided as well.

Elementary

            The students of Andrew School receive a staple of basic courses - language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education and health, and optional courses in art and music. 

            The focus in the elementary grades is placed upon a sound foundation in language arts and mathematics.  A great deal of emphasis in language arts is placed upon reading, writing, and spelling. A Reading Month and Reading Week with related activities motivate students to read. A balanced approach to the language arts program at Andrew is the key to its implementation.  Balanced Literacy provides a framework for early literacy instruction.  It is designed to meet a range of students' instructional needs within a regular classroom. 

            In mathematics, problem-solving and basic computations are integral components of student learning. 

            Students in ECS are exposed to the educational use of computers.  Computer time increases at each grade level.  Students are expected to be able to generate written reports on the computer in language arts and social studies.  The use of computers is introduced through subject areas and is not dealt with as an individual, isolated subject.

            All students from ECS to Grade 6 have a swimming component to the Physical Education Program.  The students are enrolled in six forty minute lessons during the early fall at the Vegreville Aquatic Centre. 

            Students are recognized in a number of ways.  The annual Celebration of Learning recognizes the achievements of student throughout the year.  Furthermore, throughout the year students are referred to the office to receive commendations for a variety of achievements and contributions. 

Secondary School Programs     

Junior High

            Students in junior high school study language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, physical education and health; and such complementary courses as CTF (Fabrics & Design, Food Studies, Information Processing, Construction & Technology), Drama, and Art.

 

General

            At Andrew, each junior high student has an opportunity to take complimentary courses in Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Drama, and in Computers. 

            The use of technology is emphasized at all levels. Social studies and language arts teachers have their students generate reports and/or essays on the word processing program. Students in all core courses are able to access a computer during class to do research and many other learning activities. Our school also has wireless Internet access so students are able to bring their computers from come and access the Internet.

            Students at the secondary level may join such extracurricular activities as archery, volleyball, basketball, curling, badminton, and track.