Welcome to Balwin School
We have a number of exciting programs to offer your students for the upcoming school year. Please join us for our Open House on March 17 from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm and check us out. We believe we are the school for your family!
We are extremely excited to welcome you to our school community for the 2016/2017 school year!
Balwin School is a community that believes in creating an extraordinary learning environment for our students and their families. We are dedicated to preparing students for the 21st Century, utilizing Alberta’s rigorous curriculum and cutting edge instructional techniques. We draw on student driven approaches to engage students in the curriculum and to develop young, community minded leaders. We invite you to view our feature videos on YouTube at the Balwin School Channel.
At Balwin School families recieve incredible support as their students pursue their educational careers. We engage students in the curriculum using a student driven learning approach, support them by teaching mindfulness techniques, and deepen their access to knowledge through research utlizing the latest technologies.
Please contact us in the school office to book a visit with Mr. Kolb, our Principal, or Mr. Connelly, our Assistant Principal, who are looking forward to meeting you.
We look forward to your joining our extraordinary learning family.
Balwin School is a learning community which is committed to the success of each student. Our dedicated teachers and other staff work closely with our students in bringing a quality educational experience to every student in order to meet the needs of our diverse student population. We strive to be a centre for excellence around language and literacy learning, which challenges students to cultivate their academic potential while demonstrating distinction in citizenship, leadership, problem solving, respect and responsibility. Most importantly, we set these high standards and expectations within a caring environment for all of our students.
Our students are becoming our community’s future leaders. As such it is essential that they develop competencies as:
- Engaged Thinkers: who think critically and make discoveries; who use technology to learn, innovate, communicate, and discover; who works with multiple perspectives and disciplines to identify problems and find the best solutions; who communicate these ideas to others; and who, as a life-long learners, adaps to change with an attitude of optimism and hope for the future.
- Ethical Citizens: who build relationships based on humility, fairness and open-mindedness; who demonstrate respect, empathy and compassion; and who through teamwork, collaboration and communication contribute fully to the betterment of community and the world.
- Entrepreneurial Spirit: who create opportunities and achieve goals through hard work, perseverance, resilence, and discipline; who strive for excellence and earn success; who explore ideas and challenge the status quo; who are competitive, adaptable and resilient; and who have the confidence to take risks and make bold decisions in the face of adversity.
For more information on 21st Century skills click here.
The student is at the centre of all decisions and discussions related to curriculum. He or she is the driver of their own learning. Our students are asked to be involved in a great deal more than their classes. They are expected to become active contributors to their school and their community. Students participate in leadership, school improvement, volunteerism and mentoring in order to learn the skills of active citizenship in the 21st Century.
Parents are valued partners in our educational team and are encouraged to visit the school, consult with the staff and participate in school functions. We encourage each member of our educational team to work together to provide the highest quality educational program possible. I am proud to say Balwin School is a positive place where everyone learns and succeeds.
Balwin School - The Quest For Extraordinary Learning 2016
Our Extraordinary Open House
We have a number of exciting programs to offer your students for the upcoming school year. Please join us on March 17 from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm and check us out. We believe we are the school for your family!
Balwin School - Our Future Depends On Us Furthering These Ideals
We believe that learning can be extraordinary, engaging and driven by student interest. This has been the secret to our continually improving results.
Full Day Kindergarten Open House
Come check out our Kindergarten Program on March 17, 2016 from 5:30 pm unitl 8:00 pm. You'll want to join us!