Our School

McKenzie Towne School provides a quality learning environment for all of our students that inspires them to achieve success and fulfillment by reaching their full potential. Through the Alberta Education Framework for Student Learning, students develop a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy at our school. Literacy is the basis of the 21st learner and we are focused on ensuring that all students are able to read and write. Students learn math in authentic and relevant ways so they are able to solve problems in meaningful ways. Being literate and numerate means going beyond the basic skills of reading, writing and solving simple arithmetic problems to acquiring, creating, connecting, and understanding information.

This is pursued through the lens of our motto Imagine, Inquire, Inspire. Our focus is to support, nurture and engage students in meaningful work to ensure their success young learners. Our desired impact is to bring wisdom, courage, foresight and shared leadership to the work so time, talent and resources are used to personalize learning for all students. All students are supported in their pursuit of achieving their potential. Our team of professionals are committed to work together as a community to optimize student learning.

Together, we are creating a collaborative school culture in which the following competencies are developed: 

  • collaboration and leadership
  • critical thinking and problem solving
  • creativity and innovation
  • social responsibility and cultural, global and environmental awareness
  • communication
  • digital literacy, and
  • lifelong learning, self-direction and personal management

Voices are valued as we work toward our common purpose. The school is a rich interactive environment. We plan for meaningful learning experiences and connections that deepen the learner’s understanding and curiosity. 

School-wide teaming is evident and active parent involvement enhance our ability to use flexible groups, provide enrichment, and effectively use staff and parent expertise to meet our children’s learning needs. Learning through the arts is highly valued at McKenzie Towne School as demonstrated through our exemplary music program, phys-ed program, and our artistic residencies. A safe and caring environment has been established where everyone is encouraged to take risks in their learning.

At our school you will observe engaged learners who are striving to meet high expectations. Every child matters at our school. McKenzie Towne’s core values are represented in the above word cloud, sourced from all of our students: 

  • Relationships
  • Respect
  • Caring
  • Belonging 
  • Learning
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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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Is it back to school time already? Not quite, but modified calendar schools return on Aug 15 and traditional calendar schools on Sept 1. Here’s some information for anyone planning ahead: https://t.co/nU3jnXjrR5 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/sbothWf3wy

There is still time to apply to be part of the 2022-23 Minister’s Parent & Teacher Advisory Councils. The deadline has been extended until Monday, Aug. 15 #yycbe https://t.co/ZXe19tQIJy

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