Our School

The staff of West Dover School extends a warm welcome to all students and parents. It is our goal to work with families to provide a positive, inclusive, welcoming, safe and caring learning environment. In partnership with parents, we can provide experiences and opportunities that will establish a strong educational foundation in literacy, numeracy, science, social studies, physical literacy, health, and the arts that our children to carry forward for the rest of their lives.

Today’s children are our society’s future. We need citizens who are knowledgeable about their own potential and who see the potential in each other. We need citizens who can respond to change, who can represent their understanding in a wide variety of ways and who are able to communicate effectively. We believe in the sharing of ideas and in building relationships that are collaborative and respectful. We believe in the importance of working together on behalf of children.

We welcome your children to school and look forward to a wonderful year of working and learning together.

CBE Results

At West Dover School our learner outcomes are based on The CBE’s Results Policies:

  • Mission: Each student in keeping with their individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.
  • Result 2: Academic Success
  • Result 3: Citizenship
  • Result 4: Personal Development
  • Result 5: Character

West Dover Vision

West Dover School is a place of excellence where best practice and current knowledge enhances the quality of life for all learners. West Dover School is a safe, supportive environment where learning experiences promote intellectual as well as individual academic success and social competence that honours and respects all individuals.

Mission

Every child learns. Every child succeeds.

Special Features of West Dover School

Literacy 

At West Dover School we are guided by the science of reading to build strong literacy skills in both word recognition and language comprehension.  Skilled reading begins with letters and sounds, phonic decoding, and orthographic mapping.

Indigenous Education

At West Dover School we ground our work in traditional practices shared with by Elders and through the support of our school based Indigenous Education Learning Leader and the Calgary Board of Education Indigenous Learning team.  The philosophy and focus is on building a community with strong relationships, integrating the best of western educational thought with the wisdom of Native American culture. Our goal is to ensure that our students experience belonging, mastery, independence and generosity at West Dover and thereby become increasingly able to take advantage of both the challenges and opportunities they will experience throughout their lives.

The Circle is a sacred symbol of life… individual parts within the circle connect with each other; and therefore what happens to one part of the circle affects all within the circle. – Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

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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

These new inclusive playgrounds look like fun for everyone! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/JbmIxJRftI

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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