We are one of over 215 schools
with the Calgary Board of Education that offer a high quality public education
William Roper Hull School is located in the southwest community of Woodbine
and is operated as a partnership between the Calgary Board of Education and
Hull Services. We offer highly specialized and
individualized programs that focus on the development of academic and
vocational skills for students with behavioral and emotional difficulties.
Students are primarily referred to us through Hull Services
and the Calgary Board of Education's School, Student, and Parent Services.
Beliefs | Mission | Vision | Circle
of Courage | History
William Roper Hull School it is our conviction that each of our students
has the potential to be a productive member of society.
provide our clients with a quality learning environment and encourage
them to develop socially responsible and respectful behavior.
instill in our students respect, a sense of responsibility, and the
knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to achieve their personal and
academic goals. Our program is based on the following fundamental
students can learn and have a right to a purposeful, meaningful,
students have the potential to be responsible and accountable for
their decisions, behavior, and learning.
individual should be treated with dignity and respect.
Circle of Courage philosophy, and its emphasis on belonging,
mastery, independence, and generosity is effective in reclaiming
who feel safe and cared-for are predisposed to learning.
best learning occurs when the home, school, and community work as a
collaborative team to bring about positive long-term change.
Roper Hull School is committed to providing a caring environment that
empowers children and youth to experience academic, occupational, and
personal success and to become belonging members of the larger
Roper Hull School strives to provide our students with quality learning
experiences that will empower them to become:
and creative thinkers.
Circle of Courage is used to develop self-awareness and empathy in
students. This philosophy centers on the belief that a healthy
"whole" person has developed an appropriate balance between
four key personal and interpersonal factors:
around the Circle of Courage is used extensively to encourage students
to examine their own actions and the actions of others. Students are
asked to look critically beyond an immediate event to explore the
relationship between belonging, mastery, generosity, and independence,
and an individual^s actions. Underlying issues that may result in
inappropriate behaviors are examined as reactions to an imbalance or a
lack in one of the necessary factors.
ROPER HULL - 1856
Roper Hull was born and educated in England.
1873, at the age of 17, W.R. Hull left for North America in the company
of his brother, Gerard. Following
a long voyage with stops at Panama and San Francisco, the Hull brothers
arrived in Victoria, British Columbia. These were the tumultuous days of the Fraser Valley and Caribou
Victoria, the Hull brothers proceeded to the Kamloops region via the
Fraser Canyon and old Fort Yale.
the year 1883-84 the Hull brothers herded 1200 horses from B.C. through
the Crow's Nest Pass to the Calgary area. These horses were sold to the North West Mounted Police and the
Northwest Cattle Company. The
Hull brothers realized that the importing of horses from B.C. to the
North West Territories (now Alberta) represented a sizeable bonanza.
In 1886 the Hulls brought in another 3500 head of
horses and cattle and set up "Hull Bros. and Co.". William Roper Hull also branched out into a ranch of his own at
Hull Bros. and Co. was dissolved in 1896 with the
meat packing interest being sold to P. Burns and Co. Gerard Hull returned to British Columbia.
this time on William Roper Hull concentrated his endeavors in the fields
of ranching and real estate.
Roper Hull initiated the use of irrigation in the Calgary area. He is further credited with raising the first fenced ranges in
this part of the country.
other accomplishments, William Roper Hull created the Calgary Grain
Exchange and erected the first major cultural centre in Calgary, which
came to be known as "The Hull Opera House".
present Hull Child and Family Services was initiated through the terms
of this man's will, which left a considerable legacy for the provision
of children in need.