Calgary Board of Education

 
About Our School

Valley Creek is a dynamic, dual track middle school located in the heart of the community of Hidden Valley. The school offers a regular and French Immersion program for students in Grades 4 – 9. Students attending our school come predominantly from Hidden Valley. Some live within the walk limits, while others are either bussed or driven from local areas within our boundaries, including Hanson Ranch. We also accept French Immersion students from MacEwan Glen, Sandstone Valley, and Kincora.

The staff at Valley Creek is dedicated to personalizing student learning through meaningful engagement of the curriculum, using collaborative planning practices. The staff is currently exploring inquiry based learning, using an integrated disciplinary focus as a means to engage our learners.

Over the next three years, our goal is to enhance our learner’s ability to think critically, creatively, and collaboratively using multiple forms of literacy to represent and communicate understanding. We will provide students with a curriculum that is engaging, examines big ideas, issues and questions in depth, and that has multiple entry points to accommodate all learners.

Charger Power

The Valley Creek motto, Charger POWER, captures the core values of our school:

Pride in our community
Opportunities to succeed
Wonder of Discovery
Eagerness to learn
Respect for all

Pillars of Respect

At Valley Creek, we believe that every child has a right to an education in an environment that is safe and caring. While all students have a right to an education, that right comes with, and demands, certain responsibilities and expectations for behaviour. To help our students assume responsibilities for their learning, we encourage development of self discipline through adherence to the three pillars of respect that require students to:

  • Respect self
  • Respect others
  • Respect the environment

Celebrations of Learning

We believe that celebrations of student work are a critical component of learning. Celebrations of learning honour the work of staff and students. These opportunities, which occur in various formats throughout the year, bring staff, students and parents together to recognize and affirm the achievements and the struggles of the learning quest. Students share their understandings with others, including parents, who are invited to view the student’s work.