Our Vision

Colonel Walker School is a dynamic learning community of choice. Our school take ownership by discovering and developing their potential, passions, and gifts. They take their place as lifelong learners and make a significant contribution within a complex, changing world.

Our Mission Statement 

“Together We Grow”

At Colonel Walker School all stakeholders are encouraged in the educational process – students, parents, teachers, Alberta Health and other agencies work together to promote a vibrant learning community.

Our Values

Students come first: We believe that everyone can learn. Each student is unique and worthwhile. We acknowledge, recognize and celebrate the diversity of our learners. Success for each and every student is the goal of
our work.

Learning is our central purpose: We believe that learning empowers students to achieve their potential. Attention to continuous improvement, high expectations, innovation and relationships enables all students to reach their potential. Student learning is at the heart of everyone's work at Colonel Walker School. 

Public education serves the common good: Public education is essential for a vibrant democracy. The principles of democracy drive our accountability to the public and the public's participation in our work.

School Name

Colonel Walker School is named after Colonel James Walker (1846-1936) who previously owned the land where the school resides. Walker was an early citizen of Calgary who was chosen, from over 3,000 nominees, as the "Citizen of the Century" in 1975. He contributed to the City of Calgary through a wide range of initiatives and activities relating to education, health, manufacturing, natural resources, immigration, civic council, and children groups. Colonel James Walker throughout his life of accomplishments was known for his entrepreneurship, creativity, fairness and generosity. 

What We Believe

Every student counts. Students receive a personalized education in a caring, effective and safe learning environment. Our school utilizes the principles of the "Circle of Care" to support the development of positive school culture. We use the vocabulary of the Circle of Care to promote positive behaviour, in celebrating our successes and in reporting academic success through school report cards.

Colonel Walker staff consistently promote and model all interactions with children and the community based on the principles of the Circle of Care. These principles guide us all in how we care for ourselves, others, this place and our learning. 

These principles include:

  • Care for Ourselves
  • Care for Others
  • Care for This Place
  • Care for Our Learning

Colonel Walker School’s involvement with Dare to Care and the S-4 (Start Smart Stay Safe) Initiative strengthens and supports our enactment of principles upheld in our circle of care.

Our School

Our Vision

Colonel Walker School is a dynamic learning community of choice. Our school take ownership by discovering and developing their potential, passions, and gifts. They take their place as lifelong learners and make a significant contribution within a complex, changing world.

Our Mission Statement 

“Together We Grow”

At Colonel Walker School all stakeholders are encouraged in the educational process – students, parents, teachers, Alberta Health and other agencies work together to promote a vibrant learning community.

Our Values

Students come first: We believe that everyone can learn. Each student is unique and worthwhile. We acknowledge, recognize and celebrate the diversity of our learners. Success for each and every student is the goal of
our work.

Learning is our central purpose: We believe that learning empowers students to achieve their potential. Attention to continuous improvement, high expectations, innovation and relationships enables all students to reach their potential. Student learning is at the heart of everyone's work at Colonel Walker School. 

Public education serves the common good: Public education is essential for a vibrant democracy. The principles of democracy drive our accountability to the public and the public's participation in our work.

School Name

Colonel Walker School is named after Colonel James Walker (1846-1936) who previously owned the land where the school resides. Walker was an early citizen of Calgary who was chosen, from over 3,000 nominees, as the "Citizen of the Century" in 1975. He contributed to the City of Calgary through a wide range of initiatives and activities relating to education, health, manufacturing, natural resources, immigration, civic council, and children groups. Colonel James Walker throughout his life of accomplishments was known for his entrepreneurship, creativity, fairness and generosity. 

What We Believe

Every student counts. Students receive a personalized education in a caring, effective and safe learning environment. Our school utilizes the principles of the "Circle of Care" to support the development of positive school culture. We use the vocabulary of the Circle of Care to promote positive behaviour, in celebrating our successes and in reporting academic success through school report cards.

Colonel Walker staff consistently promote and model all interactions with children and the community based on the principles of the Circle of Care. These principles guide us all in how we care for ourselves, others, this place and our learning. 

These principles include:

  • Care for Ourselves
  • Care for Others
  • Care for This Place
  • Care for Our Learning

Colonel Walker School’s involvement with Dare to Care and the S-4 (Start Smart Stay Safe) Initiative strengthens and supports our enactment of principles upheld in our circle of care.

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School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

School Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.
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