Our School

Students 

The students attending Pineridge represent a wide variety of cultures and languages. The complex and diverse nature of the school community reflects the composition of Area 4, with 37.4% of the student population identified as English Language Learners and approximately 9.7% as Aboriginal learners, and 26.3% of the students having special education needs. 

Mission

Pineridge School is a warm, caring community that provides for opportunities to explore possibilities and discover passions.

School Motto

Making a Difference in Our World

Unique Points

  • Focus on literacy development through inquiry and project based learning
  • Focus on discipline based literacy and system work (Three Year Plan)
  • Reggio inspired learning with the environmental focus of bringing the outside in
  • Documentation of student work through the IRIS program
  • Education Matters Grant recipient
  • Technology rich environment
  • ME to WE school
  • Start Smart Stay Safe (S4) initiatives
  • Dance program with resident dance instructor Barbara Lisek
  • Strong parent involvement through Pineridge School Parent Association
  • Grandparent Volunteers
  • Student population reflects the rich diversity of languages and cultures reflected in the larger community
  • Lunchroom program for students
  • Two Communication, Sensory and Social Interaction Program System classes (CSSI)

Stay Smart, Stay Safe (s4)

Pineridge is a Start Smart Stay Safe (S4) school that encourages all students to learn the importance of belonging, develop personal strengths, and make positive choices to create a safe and caring environment for everyone. We embrace ME to WE and encourage our students to become global citizens and make a change in the world. Pineridge offers leadership opportunities for all as students can join the Leadership Club or the Principal Advisory Team.

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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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