Calgary Board of Education Ted Harrison School
215 Taravista Way N.E., Calgary AB T3J 4L1 | Grades 5-9
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Important Dates

Early dismissal on Fridays

August and September 2014
see calendar for clubs and practice schedules

Office Opens for Registration
Aug. 18 First Day of School
Aug. 22 Early Dismissal
Aug. 29 Early Dismissal
Sept. 4 Meet the Teacher
Sept. 12 Early Dismissal
Sept. 19 Professional Development Day: no school for students
Sept. 26 Early Dismissal
Sept. 29 Picture Day

Welcome to Ted Harrison School

River Watch Cancellation Notice


The field trip to River Watch that was scheduled for tomorrow Sept 11, is cancelled due to the weather.  We will try to reschedule the event. You will be notified of the date. In the event that we cannot reschedule, the fee will be refunded, thank you.


We are pleased to announce the servery is now open


Hours of operation:  Monday to Thursday from 12:15pm to 12:45pm. 


As part of our goal to serve healthy and nutritious meals/snacks to your children at an affordable price, we have a 2-week menu cycle plan. However, this is subject to change as we continue to explore menu ideas.

Please take some time to go over the menu.  If you have any questions please call the school. 


Week 1 (pdf)

Week 2 (pdf)


Principal Altieri's Message | August 2014


Dear Families,

Welcome back, everyone! We remain committed to creating a curriculum and an environment which is imaginative, rigorous and intellectual. In order to accomplish this we nurture students’ self-confidence and assist them in developing dispositions which promote independence, curiosity, an ability to solve problems, and to make ethical, thoughtful decisions about themselves, relationships with others, and their environment.

Creating this environment is a complex process, one that requires a great deal of professional knowledge, thoughtfulness and hard work. The Staff at Ted Harrison is exemplary and is committed to creating a context of the highest caliber. Such an environment is more efficaciously accomplished when everyone – parents, teachers, support staff, administrators and students work in collaborative and supportive ways.

You will notice some changes in our grade team teaching configurations, some of our teachers have changed grade assignments and new staff has joined us.  The evening of Thursday September 4 th, you have the opportunity to meet the new teams and learn about the possibilities for your child’s education for the school year 2014 -2015.

For the staff list, visit our website at click on “Parents” tab, in the drop down menu click on “T Harrison Parent” page.

We appreciate your support.  We have returned to school refreshed, rejuvenated and excited by the challenges and dynamic prospects for the new year.



CTF Descriptions

Students please take the time to review, and share with your parents, the Career and Technology Foundation (CTF) offerings for this year. These descriptions are to assist you in determining which options you may be interested in taking.


grade 5 and 6 ctf descriptionsgrade 7 ctf descriptionsgrade 8 and 9 ctf descriptions

Making our work visible


| invite | celebrations of learning


What is worthy and requiring of understanding? What is evidence of understanding? What learning experiences and teaching promote conceptual understanding, interest and excellence?


Celebration of Learning events provide opportunities for the school to honour and showcase the work of both students and staff. read more (pdf)


New Northeast High School open house


Please visit schools under development to learn more about the new Northeast High School to be built next to the Genesis Centre.


inform | trips within walking distance


The CBE values the educational benefit of off-site activities and we want to ensure students have opportunities to go out into the community around their school with their teachers to complement their classroom learning. To allow this to happen more easily, we have simplified our process for trips that are within walking distance of the school.  This change does not include restricted activities such as swimming.


As parents, you will no longer need to fill out a consent form for your child to go on a class trip that is walking distance from the school, e.g. to a local park. Instead, your school will send a letter outlining local sites and what potential risks may be at the start of each school year. 


Teachers will be expected to let you know when they plan to include a trip to a local site. We believe that this change will allow teachers to more easily take advantage of places close to the school such as parks or libraries.

If you have any concerns please speak with your child’s teacher.


Student Safety


Help us keep your children safe. Student drop off and pick up in the school parking lot is prohibited.


Late Policy

Ted Harrison School has a new late policy for students. It is effective immediately and has been reviewed with all students on Nov. 12, 2013.

The new policy includes:

one unexcused late per week

a detention for more unexcused lates

instructions for parents for leaving message on the attendance line


Read the complete late policy message to parents (pdf)

CBE System Messages

School Start Times

Morning classes: 8:25 AM
Afternoon classes: 12:59 PM

Early dismissal on Fridays

Click Bell Schedule for details