Grades K–6 Program
Rundle’s program adheres to Alberta curriculum standards and also embraces the value of elevated learning for all students. An energetic and dedicated team of educators provides a dynamic and challenging program fostering the intellectual, social and personal development of all young students.
Small classroom environments engage students in their learning, provide more meaningful classroom discussion and develop a closer connection to their teachers who are committed to students’ academic and personal success.
Students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 are taught the demanding Alberta academic curriculum which is balanced and further enriched with a variety of experiences in music, languages, technology, physical education and fine arts. Field trips, guest presenters and artist residencies contribute to a busy and fulfilling school life for our students.
Educational foundations are built through the younger grades so that our students are prepared for the rigours of our high school program, which has consistently been ranked as one of the top private schools in Alberta.
The Rundle College Junior Cobras Sport Development Program was introduced in the Spring of 2016 to foster a love of sport and nurture the athletic talents of Rundle’s youngest athletes.
Through this grassroots initiative, the Rundle College community comes together to positively influence our future stars and build an exceptional athletic program.
The Jr. Cobras Sport program offers coaching in badminton, basketball, lacrosse, running, rugby, volleyball and wrestling. Students also have the opportunity to participate in non-competitive intramurals.
At Rundle College Primary/Elementary, our character education program is called Mountains of Character. We have taken our Rundle Society values of Together: Be Kind, Be Curious, Be Well and incorporated other character traits that we feel are important to develop at the primary/elementary level. The six Mountains of Character traits are curiosity, perseverance, gratitude, wellness, kindness, and integrity.
In the Primary Program, teachers are encouraged to share stories and picture books on the relevant character word. During monthly school assemblies, the character trait for that particular month is highlighted with a video, song, or other visual presentation. Teachers are encouraged to hold class meetings to build community, teach conflict resolution, and problem solve. Each month selected students are recognized and celebrated for their outstanding character. They are honoured as a Character Climber with a picture and a personalized write-up posted in the hallway.
In the Elementary Program, we recognize students who have demonstrated the Mountains of Character traits in their daily lives. Also, each term, students are given a challenge that they can work on at home. For example in term one the students are given a STEAM challenge which coincides with our curiosity trait. Each day, our principal reads a quote on the announcements that relates to the current focus character trait. Students displaying considerable character receive certificates at monthly assemblies
The extensive co-curricular program at Rundle is offered within and alongside the curriculum. Students participate in various artistic, athletic, character, and intellectual pursuits as part of the well-rounded education at Rundle.
Below is a sampling of the co-curricular programs offered at Rundle College Primary. Programs change each year depending on the interest level of our students.
- Beautiful Oops Club
- Bird Club
- Book Club
- Craft Club
- Dinosaur Club
- Drama Club
- Environmental Club
- Fitness Club
- Global Explorers
- LEGO® Club
- Performance Clubs
- STEAM Club
- Ukulele Club
Art and music are part of the curriculum at Rundle Primary/Elementary. Our young artists start building their fine motor skills through art as a creative outlet for self-expression while also exposing students to tried-and-tested techniques. Art projects are often integrated with music or French for special cross-disciplinary lessons.
In music class, students build a strong foundation for understanding and experiencing the fundamentals of music — rhythm, melody, harmony, expression, and movement. Considerable time is spent discovering singing voices, dancing, and playing musical games.
Choir and Drama Club provide our students even more opportunities to develop and showcase their talents. The primary goal of our fine arts program is to get students comfortable singing and performing with their peers.
Outdoor education, field trips, and travel enrich the learning experience and are an extension of Rundle’s academic and extracurricular programs.
At the primary level, students participate in multiple local field trips. Visiting places such as the Bow Habitat Station and the Leighton Art Centre enhance units of study and provide opportunities to explore the community beyond the classroom.
In the Elementary Program students continue to enjoy local field trips to WinSport and Telus Spark, but also participate in overnight trips to the Bennett Centre in Edmonton, sleeping with the dinosaurs in Drumheller, and an exciting trip to Ottawa.
Our Outdoor Ed program allows students to participate in unique experiences such as camping, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, and snowshoeing.
At the primary/elementary level, students develop their character and leadership skills through numerous service learning opportunities. Rundle Primary/Elementary partners with many local programs in the community such as:
- Adopt-a-Family at Christmas
- Food drive for the veterans around Remembrance Day
- Sandwich making for the Drop-In Centre
- We Care Club – Wentworth Manor
Pre- and Post-Class Care for your Child
Rundle College offers before & after school care for when your obligations don’t match your child’s school schedule. Our exemplary program caters to students from Kindergarten to Grade 6.
Before School Care
Your day starts early. Take care of business while your child is cared for in a carefully designed environment that sparks curiosity and inspires their passion for learning, creating, making and doing throughout the day ahead. Our research-driven morning program allows your child moments of mindfulness, academic enrichment and play.
After School Care
After formal classes, students are provided with an opportunity to digest the happenings of their day and re-charge their battery. As they engage in structured play, they nourish their social relationships and learn problem-solving skills while indulging their creativity and imagination. Pick them up after your workday confident that your child has been cared for by the professionals you know and trust!
The 2020/2021 Child Care Program Fees
- Before School Care Only – $280/month
- After School Care Only – $400/month
Our pursuit to develop your primary-age children into well-rounded individuals doesn’t end with school hours. Our c. Lab and Jr. Cobras after school programs help support them in finding their passions and developing skills that complement their education through sports, innovation, arts and socialization.
Register your Grade 1-6 child in one of our two unique after-school programs and give them the tools they need to flourish into fully developed humans of fine character.
*Please note the Curiosity Camps and Junior Cobras programs do not overlap so students may participate in both.
Designed to increase capacity and ignite passions for art, the innovative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programs encourage wellness, mindfulness, global citizenship and character in a holistic way.
- 3D Design/Printing
- App Development
- Design Thinking
- Maker Madness
- Tinker with Tech
Created to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love of sport, Rundle College’s exceptional athletic program positively influences your child through sport, keeping them active and building confidence. The programs are offered twice a week and divided by division.
- Cross-Country Running
School may break for the summer, but our ability to shape your children into well-adjusted, successful adults doesn’t. Sign your children up for week-long STEAM and Sports Camps.
When is the first day of school?
For Kindergarten, the first day of school will be Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
For Grades 1-6, the first day of school will be Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
What are the start and dismissal times?
There are some additional early dismissal days throughout the year. Detailed information will be available during the admission process.
Do you have a before/after school care program?
Rundle offers an exceptional Before & After School Care program for our students in Kindergarten – Grade 6. For more information, email us firstname.lastname@example.org
When can I drop my child off each day?
Students can be dropped off anytime between 8:00 am and 8:10 am. Students will be supervised by teachers.
How long can students be at school each day?
Students are to be picked up at dismissal time and will be ready at their designated pick up zones.
Do you offer after school programs?
The Curiosity (c.Lab) at Rundle offers exceptional after school mind and body programs. Our curiosity camps offer innovative and engaging learning experiences in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), while our Junior Cobras Sports Programs develop fundamentals skills in a variety of athletic pursuits. For more information on our curiosity camps and Junior Cobras, please visit c. Lab & Junior Cobras Programs or contact email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
When will the students receive their class schedule?
Students will receive their schedule on their first day of school. They will receive a phone call from their homeroom teacher prior to arriving at school on the first day.
What school supplies will the students need to bring?
For convenience, all required school supplies will be provided for students on the first day of class and the cost is included in the Primary/Elementary school fees.
Is there a bus service available?
Rundle College does not offer a private busing service.
Do Rundle students wear a uniform?
Yes, here at Rundle we encourage your child’s individuality to shine through their actions, behaviours and thoughts. Fostering a sense of school pride and instilling a sense of responsibility for their attire, your child’s attention is free from distractions and focused on their academics and character building while wearing the Rundle uniform. See our detailed uniform requirements.
What are the days off throughout the year?
A Society calendar with school closures can be found on our parent portal under My Rundle in the top navigation on the main page . Our master calendar for the Primary & Elementary School is published on Moodle and login credentials are provided at the beginning of the school year.
What are your parent volunteer expectations?
Parent volunteering within our school supports our programs and further enriches and strengthens our Rundle College community. Each campus has a Parent Advisory Council (PAC) that provides numerous opportunities for parents to enjoy the benefits of volunteering, while at the same time, sharing in their son or daughter’s Rundle experience.
What are your parent fundraising expectations?
Rundle College finances its programs with tuition, grant revenue and private donations. Rundle is fortunate to have many generous parents, grandparents, alumni and friends who support the needs of our school as our programs grow and improve.
Your generosity will help create the educational experience you envision for your child. We encourage all our families to include Rundle College Society in their charitable giving portfolio and contribute at any level. We have many options to direct gifts to those programs that our donors are passionate about.
Further information about contributing to Rundle College Primary/Elementary will be provided in the Parent handbook available to parents at the beginning of each school year.