Welcome and Bienvenue to another fulfilling year of learning and working together. We offer a Kindergarten to Grade 4 program in English and French Immersion. With input from parents and students, we have been able to establish foundational statements to carry our work forward. They have guided the decision-making aspects of the school.
Our school community strives for excellence in learning within an inclusive environment.
Together, we are creating a collaborative school culture in which:
- The pursuit of excellence encourages all to be leaders, problem solvers, critical thinkers, and life-long learners.
- The voices of all stakeholders are heard and valued as we work toward our common purpose.
- The school is a fertile environment for mind, body and senses. We plan for meaningful learning experiences and connections that deepen the learner’s understanding. School-wide teaming, valued support of specialists, and active parent involvement enhance our ability to use flexible groups, provide enrichment, and effectively use staff and parent expertise to meet all of our children’s learning needs.
- Staff members learn together through reflective practice.
- Children and adults are nurtured and stimulated in a culture of positive energy, respect for each other and joy. Everyone can take risks in their learning because they feel cared for and safe.
Who Was Janet Johnstone?
The school was named after Janet C. Johnstone. Janet was born in Ferintosh, Alberta, attended the Camrose Normal School, and taught in rural Alberta before settling in Calgary in 1942. She taught in several Calgary schools: James Short, Haultain, Elbow Park, Glengarry, and the University Demonstration School.
Janet Johnstone was appointed Primary Supervisor in 1952 and Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools in 1964. She was the first woman in this senior administrative capacity. During a career that spanned 43 years, Janet Johnstone served on the Elementary School Program Commission and committees of the Department of Education and the University. She promoted the establishment of the first kindergarten programs in Calgary and was a dynamic part of every major development in the organization and curriculum in Calgary during her period in office. Janet Johnstone retired in 1973 and passed away shortly after the school opening.