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Our Division

Wild Rose School Division serves the communities of Rocky Mountain House, Drayton Valley, Caroline, Leslieville, Condor and Breton. We have 19 schools that serve approximately 5,000 students. We are a strong professional learning community committed to providing education for our students. We believe our students success depends on a shared effort between the schools, home and community. Involving our parents and community stakeholders in the educational process is an important part of what we do.

Wild Rose School Division employs over 524 full time and part time staff members, including 264 teachers and 260 support, maintenance, IT specialists, and bus driving staff.

We take pride in the fact that we:

  • Reflect best practices for instruction and assessment
  • Provide safe and caring schools
  • Focus on literacy
  • Provide and use the latest technology in our instruction
  • Recognize and accommodate individual differences, interests and abilities
  • Provide equity and access for all our students
  • Continue growing and learning as a professional learning community

 

 

Our Mandate

To improve the life chances of ALL students.

Our Mission

To create powerful learning environments that inspire excellence in learning and support the well-being of all students.

Our Vision

All students complete their programs with a sense of dignity, purpose and hope.

Our Values

  • Honesty & integrity
  • Fairness & empathy
  • Respect
  • Responsibility & accountability
  • Continuous improvement

Our Beliefs

  • Education must be a hopeful activity
  • All students can be passionate, successful learners
  • Our primary purpose is facilitating student development in the academic, social and personal realms
  • The teacher at the front of the class is a powerful model and the most influential variable in student learning
  • Learning best occurs in a positive, safe and supportive environment that enhances well-being, resiliency and a respect for diversity
  • Positive relationships are at the foundation of good learning
  • Students will respond positively to quality programs and high expectations
  • Student learning should be active, interactive, and appropriate to the individual
  • Technology must be used appropriately and innovatively to enhance learning
  • Students must be prepared for life in a rapidly changing civil democratic society
  • The school system must function seamlessly as part of the larger social fabric

Operating Principles

  • The system must be aligned to maintain focus and coherence
  • The system must be open and transparent with frequent communication between stakeholders
  • The system is an evolving learning community
  • Programming must adhere to the requirements of Alberta Education and respect the expectations of the communities served