The continued health and welfare of the students attending T. D. Baker is a top concern for all staff.
As well, we believe that assisting grade 7 students to smoothly transition into their junior high years, as well as equipping the grade 9 student's transition into high school is an important part of what we do.
T.D. Baker has a variety of services available to assist students with concerns of both an academic and non-academic nature.
The Way In Project
To support our students we have the honour of being part of a Mental Health Project called "The Way In". This program provides wrap-around support for students and families. It serves to complement the academic and social-emotional success of our students and utilizes the resources of our partners, such as Alberta Health Services, The Family Centre, Alberta Education, YMCA, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Edmonton, to name a few.
T. D. Baker School has a full-time Success Coach, and access to an Aboriginal Commitment Coach, a Mentorship Coach, a Mental Health Therapist and an Addictions Counsellor.
Homework Clubs, work out groups, drop in sports, girl power groups, Boys Club, antibullying groups, youth conferences, breakfast and nutrition promotions, and more.
Safe Place Classroom
An optional learning space for kids having difficulties in a regular classroom due to anxiety, depression, stress or other reasons.
Group activities and one-to-one matching with peers and adults who provide support, guidance, friendship and a positive role model.
Working individually with teens and/or their families to deal with issues, learn to cope with difficult situations and get extra help if needed.