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  • Registration

    Registration

    Would you like to learn more about our school?

    We'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
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    Attend our Open House.

    Kindergarten Registration

    • Registrations for kindergarten are now being accepted for children who were born on or before March 1, 2014.
    • Registration forms are available in the school office.
    • Please bring your child’s birth certificate.
    • If your child was not immunized in Edmonton, please bring their records.

    General Registration

    If you are interested in being part of our school please contact us
    If you would like to find out more about registering your child with Edmonton Public Schools please visit us at www.epsb.ca

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  • Volunteering

    Volunteering

    The School Council and the school staff welcome volunteers who help provide the students a positive, active environment in which to learn.

    Year-Round Opportunities

    Opportunity Description
    Parent Council Meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
    Classroom Volunteers Assist the teachers in various classroom activities.
    Paired Reading Read on-on-one with a Grade 3-6 student
    Library Assistant Help maintain library resources.
    Advocacy Advocate for public education.
    Parent Parking Patrol Ensure safety of students near traffic.
    Pizza Lunch Crew Assist at pizza lunch last Friday of each month.
    Naturescape Project Maintaining our Naturescape and helping with our Garden Club.
    Garden Club (Fall and Spring Assist the Garden Club Coordinator with the weekly sessions during spring planting and fall harvest. 
    Community Care Supporting our community. For example: Boyle Street donations/connections.

    One-Time Opportunities

    Opportunity Month Description
    Treats on the Tarmac  September Assist with refreshments, set-up, clean-up.
    Pumpkins on Parade October Assist with decoration of gym, clean-up.
    Book Fair November Assist with, promote and set-up/take-down.
    Christmas Giving December Assist with variety of activities.
    Holiday Decorating December Decorate the gym, clean-up.
    Casino Fundraiser February Work a shift at the casion. Held once every two years.
    Arts Blitz/Science Blitz March Organize, present session for children
    Family Dance April Organize, assist with dance set-up/clean-up.
    Appreciation Lunch June Assist with organization, refreshments, set up, clean up of lunch for teachers and staff

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  • Parent Groups

    Parent Groups

    School Council

    Windsor Park School Council gives parents or guardians of our students an opportunity to provide input into their children's education.The School Council helps to develop an atmosphere of mutual co-operation through active participation in the school. It also facilitates the school/home/community partnership. The School Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm. All are welcome at these monthly meetings. Meeting dates are posted on schoolzone. In addition to the School Council, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to parents and guardians throughout the year. Many volunteer opportunities are one time commitments.  We very much appreciate the dedication and talents of our parents/guardians and encourage you to volunteer at the school!

    Volunteering

    The School Council and the school staff welcome volunteers who help provide the students a positive, active environment in which to learn. Learn more about volunteering at Windsor Park School. 

     

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Windsor Park School hosts many engaging clubs for students to join. Students may choose to participate in the lego club, chess club, entrepreneurial club, running club or garden club. There are also many leadership activities that students can participate in such as We Day, Science Olympics and health and wellness initiatives. Students are also invited to join our library club in the learning commons.

    Musical Learning

    Students take part in regular music classes by a trained music specialist. Students learn many musical instruments such as recorders, xylophones, handbells and ukulele.Students also can join the division one or two choirs, which perform at special events around the city.

    Field Trips

    Students are exposed to a number of educational and meaningful field trips. Some of these activities include: Telus World of Science, Bennett Centre, Ukrainian Village, McKay Avenue School, Hands On, St. Albert Children’s Festival, etc.

    Students have taken part in week-long schools such as: Zoo School, School at the Legislature, Jube School Green School and Ice School.

    Our School Council provides opportunities for cultural events such as: Alberta Opera, Edmonton Symphony, Artists in Residence and Ortona Gymnastics.

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  • Athletics

    Athletics

    Running Club

    Running is a great way to stay active, healthy, and to have fun. Windsor Park offers two programs to build students skills for both long and short distance running. The running club participants practice two times a week in the fall and winter season. Starting in the fall, athletes train for the long races. The Running Club participates in the Harrier and Fall Classic races and we have placed very high in the past years.

    Running club participants also train for relay races. Here they learn to run on a relay team, passing the baton amongst team-mates. The running club participates in a variety of races such as Running Room Games, the Harrier Relay Races, and the Klondike Relay races. In the past years we have won gold and silver in the Running Room Games mixed finals as well as gold and silver medals in inidividual races.

    "We have extremely dedicated and supportive coaches who train both teams. Having these running teams helps build strong bonds between students and school pride."

    - Robin, Grade Six

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  • Student Leadership

    Student Leadership

    Students at Windsor Park experience many leadership opportunities throughout the year.  In the past we have had participated in many events to learn how great leadership works such as We Day, Right to Play, and the Healthy Active School Symposium. Students in division two participate in our leadership club and are heavily involved in decision making in various fun days, fundraising ideas, helping supervise during recess (Grade 6), morning announcements (grade 5), Milk lunch program (grade 3 and 4) as well as having a hand in planning other events at Windsor Park.‌

     

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Our school staff believes in providing an excellent educational program for the students at Windsor Park School. This is accomplished by:

    • challenging students to reach their full potential by providing programming that meets their
    • needs, strengths and abilities
    • recognizing the value and uniqueness of each student
    • expecting students to accept responsibility for their own learning and behaviour
    • fostering feelings of individual self-worth and respect for others in a safe, warm and caring environment

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  • Program

    Program

    The 21st Century requires students to employ problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration and communication in a digital world.  Windsor Park School’s focus is on student engagement across all curriculum through the teaching and learning of these skills. In partnership with teachers, students are engaged in authentic assessment that enables them to set goals and assess their own learning throughout the year.

    We offer an inclusive approach to education which provides students with the best learning opportunities that will meet their needs by removing barriers to their participation. We recognize and celebrate diversity, value students and staff and see differences as valuable resources to support learning.

    Our learning commons at Windsor Park School is place for students, staff and parents to learn, connect and grow as life-long learners. We offer current resources, wonderful books, digital tools and many ways to connect with other learners. Our learning commons hosts many engaging clubs such as our entrepreneurial club and maker-space, encouraging creativity.

    At Windsor Park we offer:

    • a focus on academic achievement with an emphasis on literacy, numeracy and assessment for learning

    • French as a Second Language in grades four to six

    • collaborative in-school and network planning and teaching

    • strong music program with music specialist

    • technology outcomes integrated across curriculum

    • liaison with University of Alberta community

    • limited enrollment with one class per grade

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    "If you are looking for a school that exceeds in academic achievement, then Windsor Park would be the school for you. The school staff is highly trained and are always looking to encourage and help anyone in need. As well, the teachers and staff challenge the students to truly meet their full potential.  This is one of the reasons Windsor Park has such high achievement marks. In Kindergarten, they start introducing the main subjects, and in grade one and two they build on that and start good work habits. This all helps the future grades to be well prepared in academics and become the best citizens they can for our community and further generations".

    - Grace, Grade Six

    Regular Program

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  • Partnerships

    Partnerships

    University of Alberta

    We have a close relationship with the University of Alberta. Many students and staff at the university support our teaching and learning in diverse ways. We work closely with University professors and their students to support their pre-professional development. Often our students walk to the University to participate in activities such as dance, arts and science events. Students from the University come and do presentations for our classes. Study Buddies from all faculties volunteer and support teaching and learning.

    Windsor Park’s Roots of Empathy Program

     

    Created by Canadian Mary Gordon, Roots of Empathy is an award winning , international, evidence –based classroom program that brings babies and students together to learn.

    A volunteer family from the community is paired up with our school for one year to help our Roots of Empathy Instructor teach the program. There are nine themes taught to the class each one with a pre-visit, a family visit and a post visit. The students really look forward to when the family comes to our school, they LOVE having their baby visit them.

    During the family visits the students sit around our special green blanket to watch the baby’s facial expressions, body language and reactions to figure out how she is feeling. They also witness how the parents interact with the baby and learn about the attachment and love between them that makes the baby feel safe. We teach the students that “Love grows Brains”.

    Using this knowledge students learn to recognize and understand their own feelings better which then helps them to develop a greater sense of empathy for others. Raising levels of empathy in students helps them to be more caring, more respectful and more responsible citizens. Roots of Empathy is “Changing the world child by child”.

    If you are interested in reading Mary Gordon’s book, our school library has a copy available or to watch a short video clip and for more information check out the Roots of Empathy website.

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Welcome

Windsor Park is an elementary school of approximately 180 students. We service the Windsor Park Community and are the school of choice for many students who live outside our community boundaries. Proximity to the University of Alberta makes Windsor Park a choice for many University and hospital staff members. The school leases space to the University and Community Early Learning Centre. We have a reputation for excellence in academics and have a close working relationship with our parents and community. The school enjoys a wonderful family atmosphere.

Windsor Park School can be identified by the following factors:

  • focus on academic achievement in all subjects where students strive to meet their potential

  • excellent student achievement on district and provincial tests, recognized as a top school in the province

  • caring, committed staff focused on a child-centred program

  • motivated student population with excellent parental support

  • active and supportive School Council

  • Integration of technology  for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6

  • French as a Second Language for students in Grades 4 to 6

  • co-curricular activities such as choir, handbells, chess club, running club, entrepreneurial club, lego club, gardening club, etc.

  • close relationships with University of Alberta; study buddy mentorship and practicum experiences

  • extensive participation by parent and community volunteers

  • capped enrolment with one class per grade

  • student leadership initiatives: We Day, Right to Play, health and wellness initatives

  • implementation of Alberta Education’s “Inspiring Education” focus with emphasis on project based learning and inquiry based focus

Principal's Message

It is always a pleasure to welcome you and all our stakeholders (students, parents, staff, community) to Windsor Park School, a small school that achieves great things! Our school has an established reputation for its talented, committed and skilled staff, a parent community that is supportive and involved and students who work hard to achieve excellent results. Teachers provide challenging and appropriate learning opportunities to meet student needs within a safe and caring learning environment that promotes responsibility, well-being and positive relationships. We strive to provide a well rounded experience for all of our students in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math). Our focus is on ethical citizenship, making local and global connections and promoting the betterment of our world. We aim to ensure a positive year of growing, learning and teaching for all our students. Together, we succeed!

Patti Christensen
Principal