“A Great Place to Learn”
Woodman provides each student with a variety of learning experiences and opportunities which promote healthy personal, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
Our Statement of Commitment
Our staff, students and parents of Woodman School believe that our school is a place where:
- All individuals are valued and respected
- All individuals are safe
- All individuals have the right to learn and grow
- All individuals have high expectations for themselves
- All individuals make a commitment to their own learning now and in the future
- All individuals make a commitment to respect themselves each other and the school
- Individual and school successes are recognized and celebrated
- Positive relationships are the foundation for good teaching and learning
- Parental involvement is an essential part of student and school success
A great place to learn is created by commitment, ownership and effort of all individuals.
Woodman School Name
The school is named after Frank L. Woodman. Mr. Woodman was born in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia in 1888. He received his bachelor and master degrees in science from Acadia University. His first years of teaching were spent in Peabody, Massachusetts. In 1915, he began teaching physics at Crescent Heights High School. He then became the principal of Western Canada High School in 1935. He retired after teaching for 45 years, 38 of which were in Calgary schools. Following his retirement, he served several years on the Calgary Public School Board. He was once described as the "Dean" of Calgary schools and was named 1959 Sportsman of the Year. The same year that Woodman Junior High School opened.