Louis Riel – Our Namesake
Louis Riel (Oct. 1844 - Nov. 1885) was a renowned Metis leader, born at the Red River Settlement. He was a central figure in the Northwest Rebellion, leading two rebellions in the name of western rights. As well, he was credited for assisting in the founding of the province of Manitoba.
Welcome to Louis Riel School.
Our staff provides a wealth of learning activities that assists with the personalized development of the individual abilities and talents of our students. A focus on teaching and learning emphasizes the core academic subjects as well as the fine arts and physical education. Teachers offer a variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities designed to enrich and nurture the lives of our students. I encourage all students to take advantage of these opportunities and to strive to be the best that they can be and to achieve excellence in their daily learning.
Each of you possesses natural talents and abilities that make you unique and special. Learning to commit to your desired goals, to work hard and to use your time wisely are important aspects of developing your abilities. Being on time for school, being prepared for class and completing your homework to the best of your ability are all critical. These lifelong skills will assist you in a few years when you need to be on time and to be prepared to do your best for your job. There may be times when you need extra help or support in dealing with situations. Please ask your teacher for assistance when you need it. It is important for you to feel safe and to be happy at school. It is also important for you to take more and more responsibility for your behaviour, actions and learning, as you grow older. You need to treat others, as you would want to be treated and learn how to solve problem situations through expressing your feelings with words not with your hands or feet.
Learning to respect others and to understand their views are important lifelong skills. We want you to be successful in all of your learning activities. Please remember the most valuable learning usually results from the greatest effort and may require several attempts before you reach your desired goal.
It is important for the school and home to work together for the best possible learning environment for our children. While we work with your children for about 6 hours each day, you are your child’s primary teacher. You model, parent and teach your children about the world around them and by working together we can hopefully nurture your child’s unique qualities. Students require boundaries and need to know that they cannot always have their own way. Students need to learn tolerance and understanding for other viewpoints. Students need to learn how to communicate with others in an appropriate way avoiding the pitfalls associated with gossip, teasing and putdowns. With the complexities of everyday life it is important that we communicate effectively with each other so that we do not rescue children through making assumptions. If you have a concern, please phone and talk directly to the teacher to find out his or her view of the situation. If you feel a situation is unresolved please contact our office at 403-777-7650 and we will do our best to resolve the concern.