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Louis Riel – Our Namesake

Louis Riel (Oct. 1844 - Nov. 1885) was a renowned Métis leader, born at the Red River Settlement, he left at the age of 14 for schooling and upon his return, he joined the Red River Métis political movements. Louis Riel was a selfless, articulate, well-educated leader. He was a central figure in the Red River Resistance and the North-West Resistance, leading two resistances in the name of the Western rights of the Métis. Riel is considered to be the founder of Manitoba. He was elected twice, in 1873 and 1874 by both Métis and Non-Métis as a federal representative in the House of Commons but was never able to take his seat due to outstanding warrants for his arrest because of his participation in the Resistance. 

"You got to be brave and have courage, believe in yourself because that is the first thing to success is believe in yourself."

~Louis Riel

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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 acknowledg​​e 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 (Region 3), 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​.