Swimming Lessons for Grade 1 to 4 Students

Fall 2016 Lessons

Fall 2016 Lessons

July 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Grade 1 to 4 students will be able to participate in Strathcona’s Swimming & Water Safety programs from October to December at the Emerald Hills Leisure Centre

These lessons provide students with the opportunity to enhance a variety of learning outcomes in the physical education curriculum, such as:

  • Improving upon functional level of fitness through participation
  • Experiencing and appreciating the health benefits that result from physical activity.
  • Acquiring and improving upon skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities in alternative environments
  • Interacting positively with others
  • Assuming responsibility to lead an active way of life

Participation in swimming lessons is on a pay per use basis and students will be required to pay prior to participating


The Swimming Schedule is as follows:

 To Be Announced



Please click here for EICS Children's Choirs 

Under the direction of Alberta Education, and Elk Island Catholic Schools, Madonna Catholic School is building competencies for engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit.

A K-4 Primary Learning Centre, Madonna Catholic prides itself on creating an environment that meets the needs and academic supports of all children.  We are a school of full inclusion and welcome all of Christ’s children into our community. Madonna Catholic School is well-known for being a Christ centered community where staff, students and parents live their faith and model Catholic values.  Students, staff and families are actively involved in all aspects of faith development within the school and parish. We are very proud of the continuous development of student empathy and empowerment, and all school procedures and processes are developed with the spiritual, academic and physical development of the child at the core.

Great things to Know:

  • Excellence in Catholic Education award received from the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta: February 2012
  • Religious Education infused into all curriculum and activities
  • Literacy and Numeracy Focus
  • Teaching practices based on researched driven and proven high yield strategies including
    • Response to Intervention, where all children’s needs are address
    • Literacy and Numeracy supports including ESL and Early Literacy Intervention
  • Engaged Learning featuring collaboration and peer grouping
  • Technology infused curriculum: following closely Alberta Education’s mandate to “prepare the citizens of tomorrow while equipping our students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in a rapidly changing economy and society”.   Alberta Education Guide to Education.   http://education.alberta.ca/admin/resources/guidetoed.aspx 
    •  The school has a mobile cart of 25 (third generation) iPads, 2 carts of 32 chromebooks, and all classrooms have  SMARTboards, document cameras and division access to videoconferencing
    • Teachers who integrate technology and 21 st century learning into daily lessons and activities
  • Staff focus on life-long learning and continual progress and improvement in their teaching practices