Calgary Board of Education Ted Harrison School
215 Taravista Way N.E., Calgary AB T3J 4L1 | Grades 5-9
t | 403-817-3330 e |

Important Dates

Early dismissal on Fridays

see calendar for clubs and practice schedules

Mar. 6 Winter Festival
Mar. 9 Gr. 5D,E,F, to Glenbow Museum
Mar. 17 Gr. 5A,B,C, to Glenbow Museum
Mar. 19 Last day of classes

Mar. 20 PD Day - no school for students
Mar. 23- Apr. 6 Spring Break
Apr. 6 PD Day - no school for students
Apr. 7 Classes resume
Apr. 15 Term 2 Parent-Teacher Conferences (eve)
Apr. 16 Term 2 Parent-Teacher conferences (eve)
Apr. 17 Term 2 Parent-Teacher conferences (day) - no school for students

Welcome to Ted Harrison School

Opportunity | iGEM (The International Genetically Engineered Machine) Grade 9 Special Project

A group of grade 9 students with their teacher, Dr Garg, have been meeting 2 mornings per week 7:30 am prior to classes since the beginning of the school year.  They have participated in a Sunday workshop working with mentors.  The weekend of February 27th, the group spent 2 days at the University of Lethbridge, along with teams from other Alberta Schools, affording them an opportunity for project development and wet lab experience.  They will be participating in another Sunday workshop as well as a competition held in Canmore in May.




Project Description:
Prolonged exposure to UV radiation from the sun can lead to skin damage and skin cancer.  Commercial sunscreen can help reduce the impact of the sun, but often this product is only able to block half of the harmful UV rays, requires constant application and not very effective in aquatic environments.


Our team is hoping to solve all the above-mentioned limitations of conventional sunscreen.  We have identified a protein, Sirius, which is naturally produced by marine animals that can transform these harmful UV rays into harmless blue light.


By engineering the bacteria that naturally reside on our skin to express the Sirius protein, we will be able to create a sunscreen that is able to mitigate a majority the effects of the UV radiation; that require no external application; and that is 100% water proof.


Our project will also require us to test the effectiveness of the Sirius protein in protecting us from UV damage.  In addition to this, we will also be attempting to create a combination of different UV absorbing proteins that will, together, emit a colour that is more in align with the natural colour spectrum of human skin. 


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)


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 News

Messages from The Chief Superintendent & Board of Trustees

The Chief Superintendent and the Board of Trustees regularly communicate with parents in the school’s monthly newsletter.
Please visit the CBE website for the newsletters.

School Start Times

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

Early dismissal on Fridays

Click Bell Schedule for details