About Our School
At Peter Lougheed our goal is to be a school where students thrive and succeed. Students will engage in learning opportunities that promote discovery and develop their potential, passions and gifts. As life-long learners and deep, critical thinkers, we want students to be able to make significant contributions within a complex and changing world. It is our belief that, if we listen to our students’ voices and engage them in relevant, challenging, integrative and exploratory educational experiences, they will be better prepared for the promise their futures hold.
We recognize that learning is best supported when:
- Students feel safe and supported
- Positive student-teacher relationships are fostered and are the foundation for success in our school community
- Students are respected and cared about by peers, teachers, parents and administration
- Students have ownership of and involvement (voice and choice) in their learning
- Students have the opportunity to be involved and participate in a variety of school-based activities
- Lessons encourage diverse thinking skills and exchanges of ideas
- Learning is a celebration of diversity, understanding and achievement
- Students, teachers, parents and community are partners in student success
- The school climate and environment is caring and focused on effective learning
- Students take responsibility for and are committed to their own learning
- Creativity, innovation, and problem solving are valued in students, teachers and classes
We hope to provide students with a variety of experiences at Peter Lougheed School whether they be in-class, co-curricular, or extra-curricular opportunities. We know that this combination will make their middle school years memorable and successful. Our goal is to ensure these experiences are provided in a safe, respectful learning environment where all staff and students come together to create a vibrant school community.
Who was Peter Lougheed?
Peter Lougheed (b. 1928 – d. 2012) was premier of Alberta for 14 years, from 1971 to 1985. He was leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta for 20 years. He attended Earl Grey School, Rideau Park School, and Central Collegiate High School.
Mr. Lougheed received Bachelor of Arts and Law degrees from the University of Alberta and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. He played football for the University of Alberta Golden Bears and in the CFL for the Edmonton Eskimos. Peter Lougheed received numerous awards and honours in recognition of his varied public service and community leadership. Some of these include being named a Companion of the Order of Canada (1987) and being inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence (1989). In 2002 he was awarded the CBE’s first Distinguished Alumnus Award. In June 2012 an independent panel, on behalf of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, chose Peter Lougheed as the Best Premier in Canada over the previous 40 years. He was known as a champion of the interests of Western Canada, while at the same time clearly supported Canadian unity. Peter Lougheed was one of Canada’s most influential leaders and is known for putting Alberta and Canada on the map.