Our School

Vision Statement

Our vision is that all students will be successful learners in a community that values meaningful learning experiences and caring relationships with others.

Mission Statement 

Ken Taylor School is committed to enabling each child to learn in an environment that recognizes, celebrates and at-tends to individual differences. This environment emphasizes critical thinking, shared decision making and student own-ership for learning.

Belief Statements 

  • Shared ownership and accountability of public education by parents/guardians, children, the school and the community builds a positive foundation for lifelong learning.
  • We work together in a caring community that recognizes, respects and values each individual.
  • School culture is enhanced by cohesiveness and collegiality.
  • The learning environment provides the opportunity for children to be successful.
  • We learn best by communicating, sharing, planning and supporting each other.
  • Children need to develop the ability to share in making responsible decisions regarding their own learning and behaviour.
  • Staff professional development is the shared responsibility of the individual, the school and the system.

School Motto 

Respect yourself, others and the world.

About Our School Name

Kenneth D. Taylor (b. 1934 – d. 2015) was best known as Canada’s ambassador to Iran during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. He and his wife were instrumental in shielding six American diplomats who evaded capture and arranging for their safe return to the United States. Taylor served in the Canadian Foreign Service from 1959 to 1984. He left government service in 1984 after serving as Canada’s Consul-General in New York. Taylor was born and raised in Calgary and graduated from Crescent Heights High School. He had an intense interest in education and was Chancellor of the University of Toronto from 1988 to 2004. Taylor was a member of numerous corporate boards and the recipient of many Canadian and U.S. honours including the Order of Canada (Officer) and the US Congressional Gold Medal.

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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​.
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Friday, Sept 25 is a system-wide non-instructional day. There are no in-person or online classes for students. Students in the hub can still access their course materials but teachers are not available to respond to questions. #WeAreCBE #yycbe https://t.co/sVPT78XTW8

Here is an opportunity for #WeAreCBE student leaders interested in volunteering in the community. Deadline is Sept. 28 https://t.co/6N9qmmrGPi

Congratulations to Henry Wise Wood student Suchir, who got to be Mayor for a Day yesterday #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Fx4f516FqC

Congratulations to F.E. Osborne School. Students raised over $10,700 for their #TerryFoxSchoolRun (surpassing last year’s total of $2,995!) Way to go! #WeAreCBE @feo_eagles_cbe https://t.co/3LbhHboxWY

Many #WeAreCBE schools will be honouring #OrangeShirtDay on Wednesday, Sept. 30 to recognize the resiliency and bravery of residential school survivors https://t.co/jo0zw97DWj