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Fish Creek School

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Grades and Programs: K-6

School Hours: AM: 8:20 ~ PM: ~ 2:50

School Location

1039 Suncastle Drive SE
Calgary AB
T2X 2Z1

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Fish Creek School is located in the centre of the community of Sundance, which is located south and west of Fish Creek Park and east of Macleod Trail. Fish Creek is one of two public elementary schools serving the community, and is the designated school for Grade 5 and 6 students from the community of Chaparral. Our students move on to MidSun School for Grades 7 to 9 and Centennial High School, both of which are in the Sundance community. Fish Creek is a dynamic school community consisting of more than 50 professional and support staff, over 550 students and 350 plus volunteers, united in a spirit of cooperation. The communities of Sundance and Chaparral are representative of middle-to-upper class socio-economic areas with a relatively low transiency rate resulting in a fairly stable student population. Two exceptional environmental resources - Fish Creek Park and Lake Sundance - lie within walking distance of the school. All families are a vital part of our learning environment as high expectations for learning and behaviour are shared between home and school.

About the School

Fish Creek boasts a modern, twelve-year-old facility. Constructed in two stages, the first phase was completed in September 1992 and the second phase in September 1994. The school facility is a combination of open, closed and team teaching classroom spaces. The skylights, unique architectural design, cozy corners, multi-purpose area, and new equipment and furnishings add tremendously to the creation of a warm, inviting learning environment. It is served by a library/media resource centre, an enriched technology program, a large sunken gymnasium and a music program. Interesting bay window nooks and skylit areas enable natural light to permeate the building. Creative design offers flexible quality learning and teaching possibilities within the building. Our school grounds are extensive, hosting playing areas for baseball and soccer as well as creative playgrounds.

About School Name

The name was one of a number of possibilities suggested by the community. When the vote was held, Fish Creek was the first choice of the community and was approved by the Board of Trustees in May 1993.

School Mission

Fish Creek School is a joyful and fulfilling community that is valued by its members. All staff, students and parents assume the collective responsibility of organizing our resources in a cooperative effort to make learning our way of life. The Fish Creek School community is dedicated to nurturing the heart, mind and spirit of our children. It embraces this development in a climate that is safe, collaborative, collegial, reflective and adaptive. Respect and responsibility, compassion and trust, a sense of pride are our hallmarks. Caring relationships, challenging experiences and engaging environments prepare our learners to be successful members of society. United in purpose, the home, school and community share common goals, set high expectations and celebrate the unique development of each child. Positive attitudes, open, honest communication, and the ongoing exchange of ideas and knowledge help parents become informed advocates for their children. The Fish Creek School community shares a dream that inspires hope and touches each of our lives as we create our future and entrust a legacy for all our children. The Fish Creek School community assumes the collective responsibility of organizing all of our resources in a cooperative effort to make quality learning our way of life.

School Motto

"Learning and caring go hand in hand."

Unique Points

    Purpose

    United in purpose, the home, school and community nurtures the heart, mind and spirit of its learners within an environment that is safe, collaborative, collegial, reflective and adaptive.

    Fish Creek School has:

  • Learners who eagerly dedicate themselves to lifelong learning.
  • A strong emphasis on academic achievement, high expectations for student behavior, fine arts infusion, balanced literacy, integration of technology, dedication to providing instructional resource support, inquiry based and other stimulating learning experiences.
  • Responsible citizens committed to informed involvement both locally and globally.
  • Determined students who possess the character and integrity to do what is right and treat others with compassion, fairness and respect.
  • Significant involvement and support of parents.

    Fish Creek School Beliefs

  • Cultivating caring and respectful relationships are primary to learning and living; living and learning.
  • Learning and teaching is a shared responsibility.
  • Each learner is a valued member of our community.
  • All the work and behavior of our learners must be purposeful.
  • Critical and purposeful inquiry enables learners to construct new knowledge.
  • Learner involvement in personal goal setting promotes personal excellence.
  • Diversity enriches the lives of all members of the community


Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 608


KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6
5571586791108158


Principal:
Laine Mulholland
School Board Trustee: Amber Stewart
CBE Ward: Ward 14
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area V
Director (Area): Sydney Smith
Notes for Substitute: Early Dismissal: Friday 2:30

 

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