Our School

Welcome to Guy Weadick School!  We especially welcome new families to our school, as they become part of our learning community. Our goal at Guy Weadick School is to be a place where quality learning continues in a safe and caring environment.

In collaboration with our School Council, we look forward to an exciting year of parent involvement and student achievement.  Together we will support the success of your children throughout their school career. 

School Mission

We are committed to providing opportunities for our students to become competent, productive, self-directed citizens who possess knowledge, skills and attributes to become valued members of society.

School Motto

Grow Through Learning

Who Was Guy Weadick?

The school is named after Guy Weadick, a flamboyant character in Calgary's history. Guy Weadick was born in Rochester, New York in 1885. He came west when he was only 13, filled with dreams of becoming a cowboy. He learned to rope and ride a horse in California, trick roping was his specialty. He performed in several Wild West shows in North America and Europe. In 1908, while visiting Calgary, he met with H.C. McMullen and proposed to him the idea of an annual Frontier Day celebration for the city. On Labour Day, Sept. 2, 1912, the opening day of the first Calgary Stampede was finally staged. Sixty thousand people watched the history of the west on parade. The Calgary Exhibition & Stampede was born, thanks to Guy Weadick.

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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​.