It Takes A Community To Build A Child...
Perhaps Herbert Vilakazi said it best during his opening address to the National Association of Child Care Workers 1991 Biennial Conference (http://tinyurl.com/yfxzdwn) in South Africa. He offers a brilliant perspective through his insight toward how we need to think and act if we are to support today's children as our gifts to the future.
"The problems of children and of youth, giving rise to child and youth care programs, can only begin to be solved in that society of humankind’s dream; a more collective-oriented society than at present, when the father of the child shall be every man as old as the child’s father; when the mother of the child shall be every woman as old as the child’s mother; a society of responsibility of the entire community; a society without poverty; without the inequalities of society members, based upon race, class, or sex; a society without the use of violence against other members of society; a society without any exploitation and oppression of any group by any other group; a society of equals; a thoroughly democratic society; last, but not least a society that shall have, once more, incorporated productive labor into the educational process."
At Glendale Sciences and Technology School, we are buidling a school community that supports our students through a wide variety of working partnerships and connections to other organiztions and agencies of support. If you would like to know more about any of the following partners and the supports they provide, please don't hesitate to contact us at the school office.
- Alberta Health Services providing a wide array of student support and educations support services
- BP Canada, Beyond Petroleum has provided fiancial support for our ecology projects (solar panels, interior aquarium and grow wall, weather station)
- Canyon Ski Resort providing ski/snowboard instruction and equipment rental for our ski/board club
- CARE providing cultural teaching and immigrant support for students and families
- Central Alberta Science Network provides "Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom.". Enthusiastic scientists, engineers and topic experts offer unique experiences for students that get them excited about science! Teachers learn from the presentations too, impacting future classes.
- City of Red Deer providing facility and learning support services
- Experiences Canada providing student exchange support funding and services
- FNMI Learning Services, Red Deer Public Schools- providing learning and support services to our FIrst Nations, Metis and Inuit students and families
- HOPE Mission providing "Kids In Action" after school kid's club support services
- Kentwood Alliance Church providing location and facility support for our annual middle school retreats
- Kerry Wood Nature Center providing outdoor learning spaces and local expertise pertaining to environmental stewardship and ecological wellness
- Learning Services, Red Deer Public Schools- providing a broad range of learning support services to students, staff and families
- Little Green Thumbs providing learning supports in the area of horticulture and sustainable food production
- NorthStar Sports providing athletic wear, school apparel and physical education supplies/equipment support
- Red Deer Child Care providing before and after school care services for Glendale students
- Sobeys, Gaetz Avenue providing food service and learning supports
- UNESCO AP Net providing supports in the global learning, social justice and sustainable development contexts