Our School

 

The history behind our Name - Who was Heloise Lorimer?

 

Airdrie's First Lady - Heloise Lorimer

Land Acknowledgement

Rocky View Schools acknowledges and recognizes all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial.  Together, we can learn and honour the ways of knowing of Indigenous Peoples, and all peoples, for future generations.

Our School Motto: “Building & Belonging”

At Heloise Lorimer School, we have pride in our students, staff, building, grounds, programs, activities, teams, and organized groups. “Building & Belonging” is reflected in all aspects of our school.

Our beliefs:

We recognize that Heloise Lorimer School is a caring learning community where there is shared responsibility and commitment to:

  • an understanding of the needs of our students

  • providing a safe and healthy environment in which to work and learn

  • providing an atmosphere of mutual respect

  • providing accountability for all learners

  • providing encouragement for meaningful participation in school

  • support and encouragement for; completing quality work, achieving one’s potential, and responsible citizenship

  • developing and utilizing literacy and numeracy skills

Mission Statement

At Heloise Lorimer School, we will encourage an innovative, respectful and challenging environment, which assists learners in reaching their potential as positive functioning citizens of the global community to enhance the quality of life.

Our Virtues

Courage

A Heloise Lorimer KNIGHT must have the courage of heart to start tasks which are difficult, or simple and to respectfully accept the tasks involved.

 

Justice

A Heloise Lorimer KNIGHT holds him or herself to the highest level of behaviour, and knows that breaking the rules weakens the culture of our school for everyone.

Integrity

A Heloise Lorimer KNIGHT, understands the importance of keeping one’s principles at all times, especially when no one else is watching.

 

Generosity

A Heloise Lorimer KNIGHT shares their time, attention, wisdom and energy — these are things that build a strong and diverse community.

 

Faith and Persistence

A Heloise Lorimer KNIGHT is always faithful to his or her commitments and promises, no matter how big or small they may be.

 

Compassion

A Heloise Lorimer KNIGHT exercises compassion and kindness in his or her contact with others, creating a sense of belonging.

 

Hope

Hope is present every day in a Heloise Lorimer KNIGHT’s positive outlook and cheerful demeanour — it is the shining armour that shields him or her, and inspires those around us

 

We will incorporate other virtues within our main frame.

We are a community, therefore we will:

● Encourage and support growth in learning opportunities for students, parents and staff.

● Value the collaborative input of all stakeholders.

● Foster respect in the school.

 

We are committed, therefore we will:

● Participate in meaningful interactions beyond the regular school day.

● Demonstrate life-long learning through reflection and professional development to guide our practices.

● Plan together in collaborative teams.

 

We encourage meaningful, challenging experiences, therefore we will:

● Provide an enriched learning environment with the use of engaging and differentiated teaching styles to meet various learning styles and needs.

● Instill confidence in individuals as learners and challenge them to take risks to reach their potential.

● Support students academically, socially and emotionally.

 

We prepare for success in our changing global community, therefore we will:

● Involve learners in authentic tasks and assessments.

● Help students develop self-directed learning habits.

● Encourage critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration.

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