Homesteader School is located in the south Clareview area. The community contains a mixture of single family homes and high density housing. We are an optimal enrolment school, offering programming for our community students and we welcome students from other communities into our Opportunity and Early Education programs. We are experiencing an increase in our Aboriginal population and in the number of ELL students. Several of our students come from single parent families and we qualify for full-day kindergarten due to the socio-economic needs of our community.
Our students, teachers, and staff are very excited to work with Trickster Theatre in the 2017-18 school year to put on our show on Cultural Diversity, Respect, and Giving Back.
We greatly appreciate your help and look forward to sharing our finished work with you!
Full Project Summary
With this residency, we will celebrate our multicultural community with the theme Cultural Diversity, Respect, and Giving Back. About 50% of our school population is FNMI or English Language learners, with many being refugees. We will promote inclusion by creating a show that celebrates the many different cultures in our school and community. We will find cultures within our school that students wish to explore, research them, and present highlights of their cultural history in the performance. We plan to have community members talk to our classes and have cultural groups demonstrate traditional dress, dancing, drumming, art, food, stories, and traditions as research for these topics. In addition to our residency, we hope to have a ‘cultural’ fashion show and food fair for the students, staff, parents, and community members.
Project OutcomeIn creating these original theatre performances, we will teach our students to: - respect all cultures and values - experience, in positive ways, both their differences as culturally diverse people and their similarities as human beings - become involved in various cultures by asking questions, sharing stories, and trying new things - give back to the community through outreach and special projects - increase community bonds through discussion and sharing - understand their world through literature, art, drama and community service With this residency we would like to explore what it means to be culturally diverse, what it means to be respectful, and to celebrate the diversity in our school community.
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New Projects can be of many types: an event, a take action project, a study, or a Trickster Residency.
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