Welcome to Keheewin School. Staff focus on ensuring all students are successful while understanding each person is unique. Students have the opportunity to build, create, and share their learning in a variety of ways utilizing modern technologies. In addition to classroom spaces, Keheewin School’s Learning Commons provides many ways for students to access up to date information and activities including Makerspace and robust tools to enhance learning.
MISSION STATEMENT OF KEHEEWIN SCHOOL
Keheewin is dedicated to the academic and personal growth of students, building partnerships with parents and promoting professional enhancement to support teaching and learning.
PHILOSOPHY OF KEHEEWIN SCHOOL
Our goal is to produce citizens who strive for personal and academic excellence and who contribute to the local and wider community. As a professional learning community, teachers collaborate with other professionals within and outside the school to improve their practice. We work with parents as partners in their child’s education.
Every child is treated with respect. We believe the purpose of education is to produce citizens who strive for personal and academic excellence and who contribute to the well-being and growth of their peers and the community. Students will be able to problem solve, locate and utilize information, appreciate the arts and physical health and develop positive character values.
Good teaching is expected and teachers are encouraged to continually grow. As a professional learning community, teachers collaborate with other professionals within and outside the school to improve their practice. We strive to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. We encourage the role and responsibility of parents as partners in their child’s education.
Welcome to Keheewin. We are proud to be a school community where staff, students and parents
work together to help build the attitudes and skills necessary for students to become active and
contributing members of our global society. Academic excellence, leadership skills, creativity, and
curiosity, are developed through engaging and relevant learning experiences. Staff are committed
to continually growing in their professional practices to provide quality teaching and learning for
all students. We maintain a safe and healthy learning environment and welcome parents and
community members to join us as partners in education.
Keheewin students learn in inclusive classrooms, in a safe, caring and collaborative
environment. We are fortunate to be a leader in the Interactions programs at Edmonton Public
Schools, providing three classes where students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder can
grow and learn at their own individual rates. Our school is rich with opportunities for all students
to learn in a 21st century environment, with many different technologies available for teaching
and learning. Our Learning Commons and Makerspace provide current, innovative and engaging
resources to build the multiple literacies students require to be successful in the modern global
world. Staff are continually engaged in professional learning to ensure that students receive
instruction based on best practices. Collaboration is encouraged, emphasized, and valued for both
staff and students, as we build knowledge and skills together. Our music specialist teaches
students from kindergarten to grade six and French is offered as a second language beginning in
grade four. Cross grade family groupings are used during special events to ensure that students
feel connected, cultivate positive relationships, and grow as leaders in their own learning.
Keheewin serves students from Bearspaw, Yellowbird, Skyrattler and the greater Keheewin area.
Parents and staff work closely together to ensure that high quality learning resources and activities
are available to every student, and that diversity is recognized, supported, and celebrated. Our
Parent Council/Society is an active voice in our school, providing valuable support to ensure that
Keheewin is a cornerstone of the community. We ensure a safe and caring environment for all
students, along with a strong academic program, achieving results that are consistently strong.
Our sense of pride as positive and committed global citizens is an integral part of our role as
community leaders. Through active engagement from all learning partners at school, our homes,
and our extended community, we will strive to create a positive and welcoming culture of life-long
learners. Together we will learn. Together we will grow.
Mrs. Beverly Oldford
Proud Principal of Keheewin School