Our School

Vision Statement

Together, embracing the spirit of learning.

Mission Statement

We strive to achieve our vision by demonstrating our values and our beliefs in the way all students, staff, and parents approach each day.

We reach for learning excellence by:

  • Using a variety of teaching methods to ensure all learners reach their full potential
  • Addressing the needs of diverse learners
  • Developing leadership capacity
  • Encouraging learners to become caring and responsible community citizens
  • Promoting and valuing continuous learning
  • Celebrating individual success
  • Developing the skills to become self-directed learners

 We strengthen our teaching efforts by:

  • Working collaboratively with each other
  • Continuing to grow professionally
  • Maintaining a balanced lifestyle in body, mind, and spirit

We enhance the learning experience by:

  • Providing an emotionally and physically safe and caring environment
  • Fostering open communication
  • Creating a positive learning experience
  • Embracing technology and resource-based learning as a means to achieve specific curricular outcomes
  • Offering curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for all students

Belief Statements

We believe that quality learning and teaching occur when:

  • Learners are challenged and motivated
  • Learning is promoted as a continuum
  • There is respect and equality for all
  • Learning is a partnership between students, teachers, parents, and the community
  • Learners take responsibility for themselves and their actions toward becoming self-reliant
  • There is opportunity to recognize and celebrate growth and accomplishments
  • Support is provided toward enhancing literacy development
  • Positive interpersonal relationships are promoted
  • Risk-taking, creativity, curiosity, innovation and challenge are encouraged in our work
  • A safe, secure environment is provided, ensuring the well being of our school community
  • Technology can be used as a tool to enhance learning and teaching

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Technology in every classroom

  • Smart boards, i-pads,  i-pods
  • Students use technology integrated into their learning
  • Teacher blogs on line

Idea Lab

  • Heavy focus on building students' design thinking process, where students identify issues/needs of a community, then work towards creating, building, and testing possible outcomes/ solutions.
  • A focus on Maker Education, focusing on the values of access for all; collaboration and community; diversity of thinking; and engagement in learning
  • Visit the Idea Lab

Prince of Wales School

Prince of Wales was originally named Parkland Elementary. John Carlton, the first principal of the school, officially had the school renamed as Prince of Wales. Prince of Wales is a title traditionally granted to the heir apparent of the British or English monarch. The current Prince of Wales is Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, who is Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other independent Commonwealth realms as well as Head of the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations.

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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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CBE schools are now closed until August. Thank you to all school staff for your extraordinary service. We recognize the care, compassion and kindness you have shown each and every day to students, families and one another. Wishing you a restful, joyful and safe summer. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/5LrcfDKAz7

Reg and Rosemary Crow Shoe have been appointed as Members of the #OrderOfCanada. These respected Elders were recognized for their commitment to the preservation of Blackfoot culture & to reconciliation. We are grateful for their work with the CBE Elder Advisory Council. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/SWYVHXiEeW

Alberta Education is accepting applications for the 2022-23 Minister’s Parent &Teacher Advisory Councils. The deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. For more information, please visit https://t.co/M8mcGoom3i #yycbe https://t.co/usItMF8ZWi

RT @EdMattersYYC: A huge congratulations to @yyCBEdu alumnus @Cmakar8! #StanleyCup #GoAvsGo https://t.co/dGSOV0nC1m

Today was the last official day of classes. What a school year it has been! We are so proud of every student for their many achievements this school year. Have an amazing summer! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/lVgAnYBd8z