At St. Theresa School we offer Saskatchewan curricular instruction for students in prekindergarten to grade 8.
The following programs are currently offered at St. Theresa School in addition to regular Saskatchewan curriculum.
Prekindergarten is programming for children ages 3 and 4 and limited to 16 students in each class that best meet specific criteria. Students are involved in readiness activities that prepare them for kindergarten and the overall school experience and learning through purposeful play is the primary learning strategy. The program is a half day each day, Monday to Thursday, with occasional Friday activities.
Students in grade 6 are given the opportunity to enroll in our Intensive French program in which they receive 75% of their instruction in French for the first 5 months of the school year. A focus on oral language development is emphasized in these first months with expanded written language skills instruction as the year proceeds. Students continue to receive enhanced French language instruction for the remainder of the year with an integrated curriculum designed to ensure all students have met grade level and subject area objectives in English for the remainder of the year.
Students then move to Post Intensive French instruction in grades 7 and grade 8 where they receive enhanced French instruction along with regular curriculum.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Supports are provided to help students with first languages other than English improve their English language. An EAL teacher works with the students in a pull out program to help students with specific and works with classroom teachers to help meet student needs within the regular classroom.
Students have the opportunity to participate in half day per week offsite program in which they develop their knowledge and understanding of Ukrainian culture, language and religion.
Speech and Language Program
Students with identified needs are provided with speech and language support with early intervention in our primary grade levels.
Learning Resource Program
Students identified as not achieving to expected levels are provided additional supports through our Learning Resource Program (LRP). Our learning resource teachers work with classroom teachers and our Student Success Team to develop programs and instructional practices to help students succeed to expected levels. The learning resource teacher also works either with individuals or small groups in pull-out situations, or works with the students and teacher in the regular classroom settings.