French as a Second Language (FSL) Program
FSL is a French language arts program where students learn to speak, read and write in French and become familiar with the French culture. Students begin their study of FSL in Grade 4. Grade 5 or 6 students who have not yet had FSL may begin their study of the language as an option in Grade 7.
All English students take French as a Second Language (FSL) beginning in Grade 4. In this program, French is taught as a subject to develop communication skills in French and an understanding and an appreciation of the cultures of French-speaking peoples. Grade 4-6 students receive at least 150 minutes of instruction per week, and that instruction occurs at least three days per week.
Elementary curriculum is outlined in provincial programs of study, which identify what students are expected to learn and do in all subjects and grades. The curriculum is designed to help students achieve their individual potential and create a positive future for themselves, their families and their communities. See what students are expected to learn in each grade, including overviews of subjects and topics. For detailed information by grade, please visit the Alberta Education curriculum synopsis page.
Our knowledgeable teachers value the importance of teaching for understanding and long term retention, rather than memorization and a thorough understanding of the spiraled math curriculum allows our teachers to extend many concepts beyond the curriculum to better prepare students for the next grade. We expect the best from our students, setting high, yet realistic expectations to help create critical thinkers, problem solvers, and mathematically literate individuals.
The elementary science program is guided by the vision that all students have the opportunity to develop scientific literacy. The goal of scientific literacy is to develop the science-related knowledge, skills and attitudes that students need to solve problems and make decisions, and at the same time enabling them to become lifelong learners and maintain their sense of wonder about the world around them.
Social Studies develops the key values and attitudes, knowledge and understanding, and skills and processes necessary for students to become active and responsible citizens, engaged in the democratic process and aware of their capacity to effect change in their communities, society and world.
In language arts, students will demonstrate increasing confidence in their abilities and competence in their use of language. Language arts emphasize the lifelong application of reading, writing, listening, speaking, representing, and viewing. The six strands are interrelated and enable students to communicate ideas and feelings, develop critical thinking skills, and contribute to their social and personal growth. The six language arts strands of reading, writing, listening and speaking, viewing and representing, are integrated in a variety of themes and units.
From grade to grade, students extend and refine the language skills they have already learned. Opportunities are provided for students to practice those skills in new contexts, and to use more increasingly challenging learning material.
The aim of the K–12 physical education program is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. Students participate in a variety of physical activities: dance, games, types of gymnastics, individual activities, skill development and activities in alternative environments. All learning outcomes are to be met through these activities.
École Greenview School is a dual-track school, which means that two complete programs from Kindergarten to Grade 6 are offered in the same building, one in French and the other in English. By hearing and interacting with the students and teachers of the Immersion program, and enjoying the professional French cultural performances and events, the children in the regular English program gain an appreciation and acceptance of another language and culture while receiving their education fully in English.