Aldergrove School is a medium-sized elementary school serving a vibrant west-end community. Located at 8525 – 182nd Street, the school provides an academic programme for students in kindergarten to grade 6, and also provides a behaviour and learning assistance programme for special needs students. Aldergrove School Staff, Students, Parents, and community work in partnership to provide challenging learning experiences within a safe and caring environment.
Aldergrove School is a place to belong, to contribute, and to grow, a caring and respectful environment that seeks to nurture positive relationships.
We believe that learning is an individual process, that by developing self-regulation, independence, and an excellent work ethic, children are prepared to take responsibility for their own learning, thereby setting the foundation for individuals to be able to work together.
We believe that learning is a social process, that by engaging in collaborative and respectful interactions with others, children learn together to achieve their potential.
We believe that learning is best done within an environment that is rich in text, a reflection of the rich diversity of language and literacy.
We believe that self-regulated independent learners, who are capable of interacting with others, are able to lead together.
Our beliefs underlie our school’s Mission Statement: Working… Learning…Leading… Together!
In an effort to help prepare our students to be good citizens of the school community and the community-at-large, our school developed a Citizenship Framework that incorporates elements of The Leader in Me programme, the Zones of Regulation programme, Character Education, and The Circle of Courage. The Citizenship Framework helps support the creation and maintenance of a welcoming, caring, respectful, safe, and inclusive learning environment, which is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards.
The centrepiece of the Citizenship Framework is The Leader in Me programme, which is based on proven principle-based leadership skills found in Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The programme is built on the premise that every child can develop the essential life skills and characteristics necessary to thrive in the 21st century. Check out the Leader in Me website at http://theleaderin me.org.
The learning environment of Aldergrove School benefits from citizenship expectations. It is often said that it takes a whole village to raise a child and, consequently, Aldergrove Staff acknowledge and thank parents, guardians, and caregivers for their support in our quest to develop good citizens of our school and community.