Our School

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​.