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School Philosophy

SCHOOL HISTORY

James Gibbons School opened in 1955 and underwent a modernization project in 1998. The school is named after James Gibbons (1837-1933), who was a prominent landowner in West Edmonton.

 

  

SCHOOL FOCUS AND PHILOSOPHY

VISION STATEMENT

Spreading our wings, one student at a time.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

James Gibbons School is committed to establishing high academic standards and excellent conduct in a welcoming and inclusive school community. Traditional values guide our program with consistent expectations around our core character traits of Respect, Responsibility and Self-control. Traditional methods and practices make us unique. We provide direct instruction of basic skills which include the separate instruction of phonics, spelling and mathematics computation. 

 

SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

We believe:

  • In fostering excellence in academics by emphasizing foundational Literacy and Numeracy skills

  • In providing a structured program with high standards of conduct

  • In providing an outstanding Character Education program with extensive student leadership opportunities

  • A focused learning environment supports meaningful participation 

  • In developing a home-school partnership which includes daily practice through homework

  • Our school is a safe and welcoming place where adults and students work together with care and compassion