Principal's Message

Principal's Message
Posted on 08/15/2019
Principal's MessageAt High Prairie Elementary we are a growing and thriving school with a population of approximately 310 students. We are proud to be situated on Treaty 8 land and have a diverse population including those with cultural backgrounds from First Nations, India, Philippines and places beyond. We believe every student can learn with the necessary tools, supports, and caring environment. Teachers at HPE work collaboratively to share best practices about teaching and learning in the areas of literacy, numeracy, student leadership, and 21st Century learning.

We offer extensive opportunities for students in High Prairie and the surrounding area, including an Early Intervention (PUF) program and flexible, inclusive education programming. We maintain a strong sense of belonging in our school community by implementing various student leadership opportunities (i.e. greeters, news and weather radio program, student lead assemblies, morning announcements, reading buddies, newsletter reporter, etc.) and clubs. Students learn to use the Seven Habits language and apply it to real situations.

In the 2016-17 school year, as part of the Alberta government's Nutrition Pilot Project, we began a universal breakfast program for any students at HPE. We also have a very nutritious lunch program available to purchase every two weeks. Our wellness coach, Jessie, continues to promote fresh fruit Fridays, to encourage students to, “sharpen the saw” and look after their nutritional needs.

We work towards strengthening our partnership will all stakeholders at HPE by having a number of activities for families and others in the community to attend - Family literacy and numeracy night, Remembrance Day Service, land based learning, Christmas Concert and our Spring Concert are but a few examples. We are privileged to have an active school council that helps throughout the year to advise the decisions made in the school. We ensure communication with parents through the school website, newsletter, Family Gram and Facebook page. We look forward to working with you and having you part of our HPE Family and learning community.

Mrs. Corless
Principal
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