It is our aim to provide the best possible learning environment for our students.
The aim of our school is to help each child develop his/her individual abilities to their fullest extent. The school, while maintaining the flexibility in adapting to an ever-changing society, is dedicated to the total personal development of each student to their individual abilities and interests in a sequential coordinated curriculum.
As a school we also believe that no person, group, organization or institution is solely responsible for the education of our youth. We are all responsible; we play a key role in the total development of our young men and women.
We recognize the rights and responsibilities of parents to be involved in their child's schooling and provide opportunities for that to take place. We believe in open and honest communication between parents and teachers.
We strive to make learning an enjoyable experience for all students. At the same time, we recognize that the ultimate aim of education is to prepare our students for a world of rapid change and future demands.
22 km south of Grande Prairie, Alberta, in the rural hamlet of Grovedale.
Kindergarten to Grade 8
Our modern facility is equipped with a welcoming library and a full-size gymnasium to accommodate our active extracurricular sport teams. Students access technology using iPads and Chromebooks, and classrooms are equipped with assistive technology (Smartboards). Phase 2 of our building features an up-to-date science lab, canteen, music room, a stage for drama productions, and three additional classrooms. In addition to our building, elementary students enjoy an expansive new playground installed in the summer of 2012.
The school offers Junior Kindergarten, Ready-Set-Grow Early Childhood Development Program, Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) and numerous student support personnel, including an Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) support worker, First Nations, Metis, Inuit Liaison Worker (FNMI) support, Alberta Health Services child mental health worker, inclusive education and educational technology coaches, a librarian, and student educational assistants.
In addition to provincially-prescribed core programs, Penson offers a range of complementary courses in Grades 6 - 8 focusing on the fine arts, practical arts, and athletics. Technology-related courses are mandatory for all students in Grades 1 - 8, and all grades have access to computer technology that can be integrated into the core program. Students study French in Grades 4-8.
The school has experienced great success in volleyball. In 2017-2018, the Penson Panthers Boys A team captured the PWPSD league championship. Student-athletes also enjoy basketball, badminton, and track and field competitions.
Stefanie Clarke, Ward 7: email@example.com