Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Great Schools Of Ward G-Braemar School

R. J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Ward G YEG Public School Board Trustee Byelection Candidate, Edmonton, Alberta

September XIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

You just have to love the focus of the Grade 8-12 student age group at Braemar Junior High & High School. Braemar focuses on helping pregnant & parenting teens ages 13-19 receive a quality education. I like this because just because a teen is pregnant or is the daddy of said "baby-to-be" doesn't mean they shouldn't have less of a chance at a better start in life. Plus the practicality of attending this school while pregnant or the partner of a pregnant student allows these these students to learn basic family & life skills. So I give Principal Sandra Erickson very high marks indeed for keeping these teens feel that even though they will be young parents, they are in a learning atmosphere that will let them make sound choices for themselves & their new family.

- Braemar has a solid block of City parkland surrounding it. This gives the students plenty of space to enjoy the fresh air while pregnant & provides a comforting & relaxing outdoor experience for their infants once they are born.

- At this fine campus, two great gymnasiums & a fitness centre are at the ready to ensure pregnant students & parenting teens & staff & parents can remain fit physically while pregnant. Then maintain that optimal fitness level once their child or children are born.

- The Terra Family & Child Support Centre does an amazing job of providing day care services while mom's & dad's are stuck performing academic endeavours & working diligently at getting enough credits towards their high school diploma. Terra really seems to be a marvelous help to the Braemar learning atmosphere.

Self-Directed Learning,

R. J.

Source: Www.Braemar.Epsb.Ca 

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