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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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A look back at December 2017

We were so busy we forgot to take many photos this month. We have some from our visit from the County of Stettler Reeve, Larry Clarke. We were lucky enough to have a vist from Grandma Oickle, a grandparent and First Nations elder, to speak to us about her cultural practices. We had a wonderful Chris...

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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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Principal's Message for December 2017

Dear parents,   First of all, I want to thank everyone that came out to visit for parent/teacher interviews. The staff and I certainly appreciate your interest in student learning and it’s alway nice to get your input as well. I’d also like to remind parents of Seesaw, the program tha...

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Botha School Cookbook is now available

The Botha School Society is having a cookbook fundrasier. Cookbooks are available now for a cost of $20 dollars.  All recipes are family recipes contributed by the students and staff of Botha School. Please call the school for more information.   

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Botha Annual Education Results Report/ Education Plan is released

Botha School's Annual Education Results Report has now been released.    This documents functions as a year in review, as well as outlines plans for improvement while moving forward. This document is available by clicking the link below and will also be psoted in the documents seciton of thi...

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December's Maker Challenge announced!

December's Maker Challenge is here!    Dear parents, The December Maker Challenge will be a milk carton boat. The rules are as follows: The boat must be made out of a standard 2L milk carton You can cut the milk carton as much as you want You may discard piece...

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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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**NEW** Milk program begins on November 13th

Botha School is pleased to annouce the beginning of its milk program on November 13th. Milk will be available to all students, each day, free of cost. this program is made possible through a grant a nutrition grant from the provincial government.     

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November's News

  October 31st, 2017   As I get older, I feel that I’m sounding like a broken record, but I’ll say it again; this year is flying by. We’ve been so busy that the last two months have flown by.   In the last month, we have started our school wide STEM projects, our 5/6 ‘s...

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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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October's Principal's Message

  Dear parents,   I hope everyone managed to stay safe and warm during the past few days. I can say, even living in the north, I don’t recall having to close school during the first week of October.   Aside from the weather, everything is off to a great start at Botha School....

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Our first month back! September- October 2017

Please have a look at all of the learning and fun that we have had during our first month back! Lots more to come this year! 

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Annual Education Results Report released

Botha School's Annual Education results report has been released. You can find access to this report via our Documents section on this site. Please watch for our Annual Education Plan which detals how we will address results, as well as enhance them. This will be posted no later than the end of Octo...

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Botha School Handbook

Please click HERE to acces the Botha School Handbool for 2017-18. We appreciate you familairzing yourself with our goals and pollicies.  The handbook has also been added to the site under the "Docments" heading as well. 

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