Chris Akkerman School is the designated Traditional Learning Centre school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. See our School Profile for the attendance area. Students from our program move on to Sir Wilfrid Laurier for Grades 5 to 8 in the Traditional Learning Centre Program.

School Mission

Our mission is aligned with the CBE's mission:

  • Each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.

School Motto

  • Learning Today; Leading Tomorrow

Who Was Chris Akkerman?

The school is named in honour of Chris Akkerman, a former mayor of Forest Lawn and prominent businessman. In 1954 Chris Akkerman was elected Counsellor of Forest Lawn and in 1959, Mayor. He was recognized in 1969 by the provincial government for his "outstanding achievement in the area of community participation."

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Chris Akkerman School is the designated Traditional Learning Centre school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. See our School Profile for the attendance area. Students from our program move on to Sir Wilfrid Laurier for Grades 5 to 8 in the Traditional Learning Centre Program.

School Mission

Our mission is aligned with the CBE's mission:

  • Each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.

School Motto

  • Learning Today; Leading Tomorrow

Who Was Chris Akkerman?

The school is named in honour of Chris Akkerman, a former mayor of Forest Lawn and prominent businessman. In 1954 Chris Akkerman was elected Counsellor of Forest Lawn and in 1959, Mayor. He was recognized in 1969 by the provincial government for his "outstanding achievement in the area of community participation."

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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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Hello families! Please stop by the front office and place a marker on the world map to indicate where your family originates from. We'd love to see you during Parent Conferences on Thursday night and Friday morning!

Thanks to all families and staff for a great first week of School! Please mark your calendar for our first parent council meeting on September 23rd at 6:30 pm. All parents are 😃welcome!

Kindergarten Orientation is tonight (June 13th) at 6:30pm. If your child has been accepted into Kindergarten at Chris Akkerman School for the 2019-20 school year, then you should attend this meeting. https://t.co/kFbpRuYxCs

The annual McCarthy's TLC Focus Week held at the Calgary McCarthy’s location (5911 3rd St S.E.) is from June 11 - 15th. This is where you purchase your Traditional Learning Centre uniform. Be uniform ready! See attached flyer for more information. https://t.co/Sq7RK7q4sx

Our School Council meeting is today, May 27th at 6:30 pm. This is one great way to have a voice in your child's education. Parents, please join us. https://t.co/OrUWAWe8ww