Our primary focus is that students are learning and achieving to their best potential. At Ronald Harvey, our grade three and six Achievement Test results are consistently high and well above the Provincial results. Other ways that indicate students' performance and opportunities for students to extend their learning are: Math Lab/Math Initiatives, Outcomes-Based Report Cards, Balanced Literacy, Animated Literacy, Early Literacy Support, Spell-a-thons, Enrichment Resource, Speech Arts, Historical Fair, Math Fair, Enriched Library Program, Mobile Laptop Labs, Chromebooks, Integrated Technology, Daily Physical Education (geared towards creating a well rounded athlete), French as a Second Language, Accelerated Reading Program (an adaptive testing program that tests our students' reading comprehension based on books they've read), Math Program (Web-based), Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) project focusing on Mathematics and Scholastic Book Fairs.
At Ronald Harvey we attempt to create a well rounded athlete through our Daily Physical Education Program. We also have other initiatives in place to allow students to find their life-long activities: Volleyball, Daily Phys. Ed Activities, Basketball, Kindergarten swimming program, Grade 3 swimming program, Soccer, Flag Football, Running Club (Harrier, Journal Games, Cross-Country Meets), Intramurals, Skipping Club, Recreational Swims, Ski/Snowboard Days, Recreational Skating, Lacrosse Workshops, Grade 6 Sports Teams, Field Days and Mission Impossible. We also offer Hockey Academy and a Recreation Academy for grades 4, 5 and 6.
Technology continues to be a focus at Ronald Harvey. Students continue to enjoy the benefits of the staff technology mentorship program. The students' skills are enriched through computer club, networking with other schools, use of a wide variety of software and the Internet. The students enjoy the benefits of technology integrated into all core subject areas and are eager to share with peers, parents and staff. Some of the technology at Ronald Harvey include Smartboards in all classrooms, Digital Cameras, Portable wireless labs, WiFi coverage in-building, Classroom Computers, Classroom iPad Totes, Classroom Chromebook Totes, Library Research Computer Pod, Alberta Supernet attached, Student-run closed-circuit TV station viewable from all classrooms and a Portable iPad Lab.
Fine arts embrace art, drama and music which promotes students' creativity and expression. Many opportunities are available for our students to create, perform, express and experience as a patron of the arts: Music Specialist, Artists in Residence, Choirs, Orff Music Program, Christmas Concerts, Art Gallery, Childrens' Festival, Alberta Opera Performance, Profiles Gallery, Cultural Performances, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear (Grades 2 & 4), District Art Show, Grade 6 Band Option and District Music Production.
There are many opportunities outside the classroom for students to get involved to enhance their learning beyond or as an extension of the curriculum: Student Lighthouse, Lorax (Environment) Club, Chess Club, Athletic Intramurals, School Reach, Running Clubs, Edmonton Journal Games, Computer Club, Speakers' Club, RHTV, Grade 6 Sports Teams, Skipping Clubs, LEGO Club, Leadership Club, Games Club, Library Club, Flag Football, Air Band, Drama Club, Student-Led Clubs are happening continuously.
Discovery Garden, Grade 6 Camp, Skiing/Snowboarding, Field Days, Outdoor Pursuits - Ski/Snowboard, Cross-Country Running, Skating, Swimming, Cup Stacking, Recycling Program, Terry Fox Run, Field Trips, Book Fairs, Mission Impossible, Historical Fair, Math Fair and Cross-Country Running.
We offer a number of special programs to provide assistance to students, staff and parents: Counselling, Study Buddy, District Behaviour Improvement Site, Breakfast for Learning, Collaborative Schools Model, Mentorship Program, and St. Albert Daycare (before and after school care)