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Louis Riel School

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Grades and Programs: Gate 4-7, K-9 Science

School Hours: AM: 8:20 ~ 12:30 PM:1:20 ~ 3:20

School Location

9632 Oakfield Drive SW
Calgary AB
T2V 0L1

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Louis Riel School has two programs; the Scince Alternative Program and the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program. The Science Program is for students in Area 5 of the CBE and the GATE program is a special education program for students in Area 4 and 5 of the CBE.

About the School

- built in 1971 -serves Kindergarten to Grade 9 students - host to Science alternative Program for Area 5 - hosts the Gifted and Talented Program - inquiry focus - strong focus on literacy skills across the grades ( including language and numeracy) -Naturalization Area created by parents, students and staff is used as a living classroom -strong focus on citizenship skills and activities including utilization of buddy classes, school wide house system, community contributions through RIEL Time initiative - strong music program includes extra curricular handbells, band and choir - strong Physical Education program- daily instruction, regular intramurals and interschool sports teams - supervised lunch program for Grades 1-9 - focus on developing well rounded, critical thinking, contributing citizens - very active and supportive School Council - strong volunteer ethic
  • About the Science Program - focus on learning through the lens of Science - uses science inquiry approach to learning - focus on environmental and technological strands - regular field studies - regular studies in The Weaselhead and Fish Creek Park - incorporation of robotics into program on a yearly basis
  • About the GATE Program - serves students in grade 4 through 7 (will have grade 8 in 2015-16 and grade 9 in 2016-17) - strong inquiry focus - special education

  • About School Name

    Louis Riel (Oct. 1844 - Nov. 1885) was a renowned Metis leader, raised at the Red River Settlement. He was educated at St. Boniface and studied for the priesthood in Montreal. He was a significant and historical figure in Canadian history. He continues to be a controversial character and a significant historical figure in Canadian history. He lived in the late 1800’s and was a renowned Metis leader, and a man so charismatic, was elected twice to government. Louis Riel took on the army, the government, the Queen of England, and even the Church in the name of his passionate vision of freedom for the people of the prairies.*

    School Mission

    Building confidence, competencies, & caring.

    School Motto

    “Our future lies within”

    Unique Points

    • Ten grades, Kindergarten to Grade 9
    • host to Area V Science Program and Area IV and V GATE Program
    • Active School Council
    • 2 gymnasiums
    • library and current collection
    • Solid music program including choir, band and handbells
    • supervised lunch program for grade 1-9 students
    • access to multiple forms of technology to enhance and assist learning
    • K-9 published yearbook
    • Naturalization area created by parents,staff and students
    • access to community centre amenities ( ice rink, tennis courts)
    • strong, energetic, committed staff focused on teaching children

    Student Enrolment (September 2014 )
    Total Enrolment: 744

    KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9

    Jason Hartl
    School Board Trustee: Vacant
    CBE Ward: Ward 11
    Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
    Area: Area V
    Director (Area): Sydney Smith
    Notes for Substitute: Early Dismissal Fridays at 12:12 p.m.


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