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February 19
Our Montessori Community

“The child who has felt a strong love for his surroundings and for all living creatures, who has discovered joy and enthusiasm in work, gives us reason to hope that humanity can develop in a new direction.”    

-       Maria Montessori

2019 at Killarney has begun in the best way possible; full of dreams, laughter, and learning.  It really is a special school and it is the people in it that make the difference.

We hope you had the opportunity to gain an understanding of who your child is in the classroom through the conferences and report cards.  We also hope you were able to celebrate the many highlights of your child’s school life as a leader, learner, performer, and friend.  There are so many pathways to success and each child follows a unique one. 

There are, as always, a plethora of activities and events in the months ahead.  We look forward to more clubs (parents are always welcome to help out or share a passion through a club), field trips, leadership opportunities, performances, and weekly celebrations of learning at our Killarney Connects Assemblies. 

We had an opportunity to showcase our school during our Open House/Discovery Night on Feb. 7th. Perspective families were invited to come out and hear what Killarney School is all about through the voices of parents, teachers, students and alumni.  They learned what makes Killarney different from other schools and how Montessori is not just a teaching methodology but a way of life for our school community. The highlight of the night is always the students who participated in the process by being our speakers, tour ambassadors, alumni, and classroom presenters.  It was a wonderful evening.

February also brings the Accountability Pillar Survey from Alberta Education.  Parents of Gr. 4,5,6 students, teachers and Gr. 4,5,6 students complete the survey which provides feedback to us so we can gain a greater awareness of our successes and our areas for growth.  We use the survey results to inform our next steps in how to improve the educational experience for our students. We encourage all Gr. 4,5,6 families to complete the survey by the deadline:  March 8th.  Students will do the survey at school. If you are a parent of a Gr. 4,5,6 student please email us if you have questions about the survey including how to access the parent questionnaire on line if you prefer this over the form mailed to you earlier this year.

A lottery for our incoming Kindergarten students was held on Feb. 13 and we look forward to welcoming new families to our school community.  We are also accepting registrations for students entering Gr. 1, 2, and 4 (new this year).

So as we move further into 2019 we hold great promise for the year ahead.  Our doors are always open for a visit whether it be to share a concern, ask a question, or just to say “Hi”.  Killarney School is our community and the beauty of our Montessori school is created by our sense of belonging, our care for each other, and the hope we hold for our future.

With gratitude,

           Bonnie Caldwell

           Christine McCrory​

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