Our School

We are a high spirited and enthusiastic place of learning where academic expectations reign and the pursuit of excellence is our goal.

Woodbine is blessed to have a wonderfully dedicated staff that have created a supportive and caring learning environment with students at the center. We are highly engaged in school renewal planning and through this rigorous process we strive to further the academic achievement of each of our students. 

In addition our Woodbine School Council, an active school focused group of parents, continues to support the work of the school through creative initiatives and events. 

School Philosophy

At Woodbine School we believe that:

  • The primary role of the teacher is to foster a love of learning through programs and practices that lead to the success of all students.
  • Everyone is a valued member of our community and should be treated with mutual respect and acceptance. 
  • Our programs should be built on strengths, where diversity and differences are valued and celebrated. 
  • Teamwork, open communication, common language and clear, consistent expectations will create a positive environment for effective learning. 
  • High self-regard is a vital pre-requisite to positive learning and that positive learning further enhances self-worth. 
  • We have the right to be safe. 
  • The student-teacher-content relationship (Adjustment Cycle) is pivotal in the learning process. 
  • Our students should become independent learners, critical thinkers, problem solvers, risk takers and knowledgeable members of society. 

School Motto

Respect for Myself, Respect for Others, Respect for My School.

School Guidelines

At Woodbine School we:

  • do our best
  • treat each other with respect
  • work together to keep our school safe

Rights and Responsibilities

We believe our school functions best with well-defined goals and expectations.  The staff of Woodbine School believes that the vast majority of students behave in reasonable and responsible ways and understand the need for the following rights and responsibilities.

I have a right to an education.  It is my responsibility to listen, to learn, to practice, to complete school assignments and to graciously accept assistance when necessary.  I will not disturb, disrupt or interfere with the instruction of my teachers and/or the learning of fellow classmates. 

I have a right to happiness and to be treated with dignity and respect in the school.  It is my responsibility to treat others with honour and polite consideration.  I will not laugh at, tease or put down other students, staff or adults. 

I have a right to hear and to be heard in this school.  It is my responsibility to help maintain a calm, peaceful and quiet school.  I will not interrupt, shout or make loud noises when others are speaking. 

I have a right to be safe and secure in this school.  It is my responsibility not to threaten, push, pinch, hit, kick, spit or hurt bones, skin or feelings of others. 

I have a right to free expression in learning about myself and others.  It is my responsibility to learn about myself and others in this school.  I am free to express my feelings and opinions as long as I am not rude, disrespectful or violate the order of the school and/or personal and public property. 

I have a right to be myself in this school.  It is my responsibility to respect others as individuals and not to treat them unfairly because they may appear, think and/or act differently than I do. 

I have a right to privacy and to my own personal space.  It is my responsibility to respect the personal property of others, and to accept their right to privacy. 

I have a right to assistance and support in learning self-control.  It is my responsibility to practice self-control and ask for assistance when necessary.  I will expect to be corrected when I abuse the rights of others, as they shall be corrected if my rights are abused.  No one will silently stand by and witness the violation of personal rights. 

I can expect that all these rights will be mine as long as I am fulfilling all of my responsibilities. 

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​​​Our School's Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

We are committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action specific to education. Our school, along with all CBE schools, made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

Acknowledging the Land

We would like to acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Nations, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani and the Kainai. We also acknowledge the Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda First Nations, the Métis Nation, and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.​​

​​​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 Improvement 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​.