About Us

G.W. Skene School at a Glance

We believe that education is a journey and that staff and students are on this journey together. We believe that our students are capable of not only learning information, but developing thoughts and ideas to solve complex problems. It is our dream that every student realize their potential as learners.

Our “endgame” at G.W. Skene is to see all of our students graduate from high school ready for the world. We want them to understand who they are, including their values, strengths, and dreams for the future.

We embrace a philosophy called the Circle of Courage. The Circle of Courage impacts how we see students’ social and emotional development, as well as their academic achievement and learning. This philosophy is rooted on an understanding of the world from our Indigenous peoples, yet applies to all children and is supported by current psychological thinking.

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​​​About the CBE

The CBE is the largest school district in Western Canada. Our mission is to ensure each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, completes high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning. You can look on the CBE website for more information. ​​​