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    School Philosophy

    Ekota is the Cree word for "the place to be." We believe that with the shared commitment of students, parents, and staff we create a safe and caring professional learning community in which every student achieves superb results.

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Welcome

We are an elementary school . . .

  • in the heart of the Knottwood Community where we welcome students from all areas
  • safely located away from main street within immediate access to the community playground and skating rinks
  • in close proximity to the Mill Woods Recreation Centre
  • one of three sites in Mill Woods to offer the Learning Strategies Program

We are a facility that offers . . .  

  • wireless capability throughout the school
  • a warm and inviting library space
  • a large gymnasium
  • spacious grounds with playground area

We are committed to . . .  

  • school-wide character education
  • an emphasis on reading and writing through a  Balanced Literacy approach
  • school-wide reading for enjoyment
  • fine arts programming with a music specialist
  • computer technology programming
  • daily physical education
  • extra-curricular activities  

We are supported by . . .  

  • kindergarten, full morning program
  • volunteer program (parents and community members)
  • school council
  • school lunch program
  • before and after school care program on-site
  • Knottwood Community League  

We value ongoing communication with . . .  

  • an open door policy for parents to visit our school
  • school council
  • parent and community volunteers
  • monthly school newsletters
  • regular classroom communication  

We celebrate student growth and achievement with . . .  

  • character education recognition
  • citizenship, service, and leadership opportunities
  • celebrations with the principal
  • monthly assemblies
  • school spirit days
  • school concert and special activities  

We believe . . .   

  • that with the shared commitment of students, parents, and staff we create a safe and caring learning community in which every student achieves academic success.