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Harold Panabaker School

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Grades and Programs: 7-9 Regular; 5-9 French Immersion; 5 & 6 Continuing French

School Hours: AM: 9:10 ~ 12:46 PM:1:35 ~ 4:04

School Location

23 Sackville Drive SW
Calgary AB
T2W 0W3

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Harold Panabaker School is located in the southwest community of Southwood a block off Elbow Drive on a very spacious park area that is shared by the community center and the school. The school is a dual track school with both an English program and an French Immersion program (both late and continuing French Immersion)

The English educational track serves the communities of Silverado and Southwood. The elementary feeder school is Ethel M. Johnson. Harold Panabaker is the French Immersion School for students living South of Glenmore Trail and West of MacLeod Trail.

Based on the community in which they live students from Harold Panabaker are designated to two High Schools: Centennial (Silverado) and Dr. E.P. Scarlett (Southwood).

About the School

Harold Panabaker was named in the honour of Mr. Harold Panabaker and opened in 1963. He is an example of excellence in academic achievement and citizenship. We are pleased to promote excellence as a tribute to the schools name sake. We have enhanced our learning programs with increased access to technology in our school. The use of wireless laptops, smart boards, and digital on-line learning environments all contribute to student success. In addition to academic achievement we are pleased to offer our learners an enhanced fitness center as well as an outdoor sports court to enrich our active daily living curriculum. The location of our school is ideal. The adjoining park area that backs onto Harold Panabaker provides for well-situated and maintained sports fields. We have several opportunities to work with various services offered throughout the community, from neighboring elementary schools to senior facilities. We have many opportunities to reinforce active citizenship with our students.

About School Name

Harold Panabaker School was named in the honour of Mr. Harold Panabaker. Mr. Panabaker became a teacher in 1921. He taught in schools near Edmonton and then moved to Calgary to become Vice-Principal at Hillhurst School. He went on to become an Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Calgary School System in 1945. He was always an educator, teaching, writing and learning until his death in 1977. Mr. Panabaker left a legacy to the school in perpetuity, which is used to provide books for award winners in June every year.

School Mission

At Panabaker we create a positive environment that promotes quality learning opportunities for all students and provide students with a safe and secure environment in which to learn. Through mutual respect of all people in the building, we hope all students can feel free to take some risks and get involved in school activities.

School Motto

We encourage all Harold Panabaker students to expect and achieve personal excellence. Our school slogan speaks to the outcome: Harold Panabaker Panthers - Experience the Pride.

Unique Points

  • Harold Panabaker School offers both a Continuing French Immersion program for Grades 5 and 6 and a Late French Immersion program starting at Grade 7. The Late French Immersion program runs along side the regular English program.
  • strong extra/co-curricular program
  • increased availability of computer technology, wireless network
  • bus receiver school
  • Complimentary program includes: band, robotics, food science, construction technology, drama and art

Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 449

Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9

Darrin Whitbread
School Board Trustee: Vacant
CBE Ward: Ward 11
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area V
Director (Area): Sydney Smith
Notes for Substitute: Early Dismissal: Friday 1:10pm


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