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A look back at May, 2018

May was a busy month, as usual, in Botha. We welcomed the nice weather and embraced it. We did some reading outside during Literacy Block and hosted BODO cup soccer. We celebrated Mental Health Week, held our annual Mother's Day Spa, started a milk jug igloo and even had a vist from a bottle fed cal...

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BoDo Cup Soccer - May 25th, 2018

As is our tradition, at the end of the year, we face off against our friendly rival, Donalda School, for the BoDo Cup.  This year, Botha School came out on top and the cup is coming home. What's more- Principal of Donalda School had to don a Bulls Cap as loser of a gentleman's bet between the tw...

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Botha School Supports Positive Mental Health

Botha School understands the significance of positive mental health. Today, we support Hats on For Mental Health as a way of acknowledging we all need good mental health and also as a means of generating conversation regarding this important issue! 

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A look back at the Month of April

April was another active month for Botha Students. Students celebrated Western Day, kicked off Jump Rope for Heart, and built paper rollercoasters for school wide projects. In Science class, students built solar overs to demonstrate the power of the suns light and the Monthly Maker Challeneg was a l...

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April Monthly #Maker Challenge was a blast!

Apri's Monthly #Maker Challenge was a blast! Thank you to all the participants and to the parents for their ongoing support! 

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Parent Update- April 2018

  April 3rd, 2018   ***Please note that the monthly calendar is posted under the NEWSLETTER section of this website. Also, he calendar displayed at the bottom, right of the homepage is update regularly.    Dear parents,   I hope that you and your families have enjoyed Sp...

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A look back on March of 2018

March saw Botha students take part in our annual Bodo Cup Basketball game, exploring careers through MyBluePrint.ca, capapulting ping pong balls in our Maker Challenge, exploring/ measuring weather and much more! 

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April's Maker Challenge is here!

              Maker Challenge-  April 2018   April’s Maker Challenge is…Rockets/Stomp Rockets   “Rules”   Rockets can be made from anything, but must be at least 8 inches long   Each rocket must have it’s own method for launching/launch...

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Resources for Maker Challenge- April

  April  Maker Challenge Resources  

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Botha School Update/Calendar- March 2018

  March 5th, 2018    Note: Please see monthly calendar in "Newsletter" section of this site.    Dear parents, We have had a very busy last month! We had ski day, skating, Basketball for 5-6 at Stettler, Maker Challenge, Hockey Day in Botha, Pink Shirt Day, and Tubing a...

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March's Maker Challenge announced!

March’s Maker Challenge is…   A ping pong cannon or catapult!   Rules:   The goal is to make a cannon or a catapult that can launch a ping pong ball the furthest distance. The competition indoor, so you must take into account the ceiling, and want to plan not...

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A look back at February 2018

Lots happened in February. Botha School participated in Ski Day at Alliance, Hockey Day in Botha, Pink Shirt Day, Tubing at Canyon Resort and  a lot more!

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Our Annual Hockey Day in Botha

On February 23rd, 2018 Botha School held it's 4th Annual Hockey Day in Botha.  Students participated in hcokey related literacy activities and crafts as well as sledge hockey, ice hockey, box hockey and floor hockey.  Special thanks to the the Stettler Lightning (Kieran and Erik Rost and Jordan...

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A look back at January 2018

A review of the month of January 2018 in photos. In the past month we have done a lot, including Maker challenges, school wide projects, our Literacy luncheon and participated in #BellLetsTalk. 

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February Maker Challenge is here!

February 5th, 2018 This month’s Maker Challenge is a Balloon Powered Dragster     The rules are as follows:   Parents or other adults are welcome to help. This contest will see a bracket style race- off with students racing their dragster down a flat, 20 foot t...

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Update for February 2018

February 5th, 2018 PLEASE SEE NEWSLETTER SECTION ON THIS SITE FOR FEBRUARY'S CALENDAR Dear parents,   It seems like we are still in the grips of winter, which is great considering all of the winter activities that we have planned for the month of February. Over the next couple...

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Family Literacy Week Photo Contest

Thank you to everyone for showing their support for  Family Literacy Week! Our big winner for the week, winning the BP Gift Certifiate was Aubrey   Other winners, who ordered a book of their choice: Sorcha, Duncan, Ethan, Aubrey, Karter, Addision, Domonic, Jayna, Heidi and Taryn!

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Skating Schedule- February 2018

    Times February  5 February 7 11:40-12:20 Grade 5-6 Grade 5-6 12:30-1:10 Grades 3-4 Grades 3-4 1:50-2:30...

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January Maker Challenge- Hand-Cranked or Hydraulic Cranes

We had great participation in January's Maker Challenge- hand cranked or hydraulic cranes. Students from Grade 1 to 6 participated and the designs ad workmanship was truly impressive.  We continue to encourage students to participate in each month's maker challenge because we believe the best le...

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Minutes from the November 27, 2017 School Council meeting

Botha School Council Minutes November 7, 2017 Botha School   Call Meeting to Order: 7:03pm -in attendance – Megan M, Amanda E, Ben A, Tamara R, Melissa B, Roxanne W, John S, Crystal O, Donna M, Mike F Minutes from Last Meeting: attached in Botha School Council Minutes Bi...

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January's Maker Challenge is here!

  January Maker Challenge   ,   January 8th, 2017, This months Maker Challenge is a Hand Cranked or Hydraulic Crane.   The rules are as follows:   Parents or other adults are welcome to help. You may use any materials you choose. No restrictio...

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Principal's message and updates for January 2018

  Dear parents,   All of us at Botha School would like to wish you a Happy New Year.  We hope that your break was safe and enjoyable and that you feel revived for 2018. Thank you all for coming out and supporting us at our annual Christmas Concert Thanks to Ms. Burton and the...

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A look at the past month at Botha School- November 2017

From egg drop to School Wide STEM Days and more. November was filled with a lot of fun and learninga at Botha School.

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The Great Egg Drop at Botha School

Botha School hosted their Great Egg Drop on Friday, November 10th, 2017.  Special Thanks to Atco for coming out and allowing us the use of one of their bucket trucks. Students were thrilled to test their designs from heights as high as 60 feet.  Even from this height, we had some eggs survive. Gre...

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See what Botha kids have been up to in October

Botha School has had a very busy October. Our School Wide Project (STEM) days are back in full swing. We have also celebrated Terry Fox Day, introduced drones to our school, built a wind tunnel and have had lots of great learning opportunities and experiences. 

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