Hidden Valley School is a Dual Track French Immersion School
We have both a Regular English Program and an Early French Immersion. We offer these programs for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students. The entry points for French Immersion are Kindergarten and Grade 1 only. We only accept students who reside in the neighborhoods of Hidden Valley and Hanson Ranch for our Regular English Program. We only accept students in our Early French Immersion Program from the neighborhoods of Hidden Valley, Hanson Ranch, MacEwan, Kincora, Sandstone, The Hamptons and Sherwood.
Our teachers work intentionally and collaboratively in Professional Learning Teams at each grade level. We believe that a positive, healthy and supportive learning/teaching environment is essential to all learners. Our strength lies in our whole community approach to learning and our focus is the ongoing development of approaches to teaching literacy and language skills across the curriculum. We focus in on personalized learning for all students and instructional approaches that involve differentiation and universal design for learning.
As a staff, we recognize that leading and learning in the 21st Century is challenging as well as rewarding. It requires significant collaborative and innovative work each day as a Professional Learning Community. The staff at Hidden Valley School stand committed to this task of collaboration to serve the individual needs of each student. We echo the CBE's motto “Learning as Unique as Every Student”.
Community We are Committed to:
- Recognizing and respecting each other.
- Working to earn and sustain trust.
- Communicating with each other in ways that promote mutual understanding.
- Using collaborative approaches to problem solving and decision-making.
- Giving each other the benefit of the doubt and an opportunity to explain actions or events before reacting.
The school supports a child-centered approach which includes:
- fostering feelings of mutual trust and respect in a warm, supportive learning environment
- enhancing feelings of self-worth
- encouraging students to take ownership and accept responsibility for their behaviour
- using positive reinforcement and logical consequences
- providing opportunities for student involvement in decision making
- teaching strategies for conflict resolution