Calgary Board of Education

 
About Colonel Walker School

Colonel Walker School is a dynamic K-6 school located in historic Inglewood.  The school’s convenient location, involved parent community and enthusiastic teaching team make it a wonderful place for students to grow and learn. 

Colonel Walker School strives to be a cooperative learning community, where student ownership of learning and responsible citizenship is fostered within a responsive and diverse learning environment.

Colonel Walker School features:

  • A safe, welcoming, and aesthetically pleasing learning environment, with spacious classrooms and plenty of natural light.
  • Six acres of school grounds, including a fantastic, newly constructed play structure, basketball hoops, and soccer fields.
  • Full-sized gymnasium with stage.
  • Small class sizes.
  • Highly engaged and supportive parent community.
  • Proximity to before and after school care.
  • Proximity to community offerings such as Inglewood Pool, the Calgary Zoo, Fort Calgary, the Science Centre, and the Inglewood Community Garden.
  • An energetic and collaborative teaching team that is keenly focused on improving learning for all students.
  • Active and effortful, assessment rich, metacognitive and transformative learning opportunities presented through a lens of inquiry
  • Learning materials, including art supplies and assistive technologies (SMART boards, iPads, laptops, robotics equipment) that are close at hand and accessible to all students.
  • Learning Commons (currently being developed) and classroom libraries that feature a wide range of reading and literacy materials.  

What we believe

At Colonel Walker School every student counts. Students receive a personalized education in a caring, effective and safe learning environment. Our school utilizes the principles of the "Circle of Care" to support the development of positive school culture.  We use the vocabulary of the Circle of Care to promote positive behaviour, in celebrating our successes and in reporting academic success through school report cards.

Colonel Walker staff consistently promote and model all interactions with children and the community based on the principles of the Circle of Care. These principles guide us all in how we care for ourselves, others, this place and our learning. 

These principles include:

  • Care for Ourselves
  • Care for Others
  • Care for This Place
  • Care for Our Learning

Colonel Walker School’s involvement with Dare to Care and the S-4 (Start Smart Stay Safe) Initiative strengthens and supports our enactment of principles upheld in our circle of care.

Breakfast Club

Colonel Walker School has funding from the Calgary Boys and Girls club to provide a breakfast program. Students wishing to have breakfast at school may come to the lunchroom between 8:10 and 8:40 a.m.  Entry for the breakfast club will be through the front doors. Once students are finished eating, if time permits, they may go outside for morning supervision.

Dare to Care video