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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 was a central figure in the Northwest Rebellion, leading two rebellions in the name of western rights. As well, he was credited for assisting in the founding of the province of Manitoba.

Principal's Message

Welcome to Louis Riel School

Our staff provides a wealth of learning activities that assists with the personalized development of the individual abilities and talents of our students. A focus on teaching and learning emphasizes the core academic subjects as well as the fine arts and physical education. Teachers offer a variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities designed to enrich and nurture the lives of our students. I encourage all students to take advantage of these opportunities and to strive to be the best that they can be and to achieve excellence in their daily learning.

To Students

Each of you possesses natural talents and abilities that make you unique and special. Learning to commit to your desired goals, to work hard and to use your time wisely are important aspects of developing your abilities. Being on time for school, being prepared for class and completing your homework to the best of your ability are all critical. These lifelong skills will assist you in a few years when you need to be on time and to be prepared to do your best for your job. 

There may be times when you need extra help or support in dealing with situations. Do ask your teacher for assistance when you need it. It is important for you to feel safe and to be happy at school. It is also important for you to take more and more responsibility for your behaviour, actions and learning, as you grow older. You need to treat others, as you would want to be treated and learn how to solve problem situations through expressing your feelings with words not with your hands or feet.

Learning to respect others and to understand their views are important lifelong skills. We want you to be successful in all of your learning activities. Please remember the most valuable learning usually results from the greatest effort and may require several attempts before you reach your desired goal.

To Parents

It is important for the school and home to work together for the best possible learning environment for our children. While we work with your children for about 6 hours each day, you are your child’s primary teacher. You model, parent and teach your children about the world around them and by working together we can hopefully nurture your child’s unique qualities. Students require boundaries and need to know that they cannot always have their own way. Students need to learn tolerance and understanding for other viewpoints. 

Students need to learn how to communicate with others in an appropriate way avoiding the pitfalls associated with gossip, teasing and put-downs. With the complexities of everyday life it is important that we communicate effectively with each other so that we do not rescue children through making assumptions. If you have a concern, phone and talk directly to the teacher to understand their view of the situation. If you feel a situation is unresolved, you may contact our office at 403-777-7650 and we will do our best to resolve the concern.

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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. In 2021, our school, along with all CBE schools made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, 2022, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

​​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​.

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