Our School

Grades Taught

Kindergarten - Grade 6

Principal

Mr. Kevin Gibson

Introduction

Pipestone School is located approximately 30 km west and 10 km north of Wetaskiwin.  Families located in Mulhurst Bay, Pipestone, west of QEII along secondary highway 616, and the north of Falun area are served by Pipestone School.   95% of students are bussed to school.  Located in an agricultural setting, many parents make their living farming or through self-employment. A number of parents work right in the Pigeon Lake area.  Some travel to Wetaskiwin, Nisku & Edmonton for employment.

Once students have completed Grade 6 at Pipestone, bussing is provided to Pigeon Lake Regional School for Grades 7 to 12.

 Wetaskiwin Regional Schools have a set of procedures that are followed if there is risk or threat behavior from and individual or group so students.  Please see our FAIR NOTICE letter to learn more about these procedures and why we have them.  

School bell times:

8:23 - Buses arrive/entry for students

8:30 - O Canada/Lord's Prayer

10:00 - Recess

11:40 - Lunch

11:55 - Lunch recess

12:25 - Afternoon classes

1:55 Afternoon recess

3:35 Dismissal

3:40 Buses depart

Motto

"Learning to Succeed"

Mission

Our goal at Pipestone School is to provide each student with a safe, supportive learning environment where the school community creates the conditions for high student achievement.

Beliefs

Our core values at Pipestone are . . .-honesty   -integrity   -work ethic   -wellness   -family   -fairness   -responsibility   -active learning  -confidence   -empathy   -respect   -humour -community  -volunteerism

Programs and Services

Pipestone School offers programs from kindergarten through Grade six for approximately 100 students.  Our ECS program is a full day program that operates Tuesday and Thursday from September to December and then with alternate Fridays from January to June.

Students with special needs are included in the regular program with support (where necessary) for program delivery.  Modifications can also be made within the classroom to allow students of varying skills and ability levels to achieve success while integrated with age-appropriate peer groups.  Our inclusion program models a collaborative-teaching model where there is a shared responsibility between the regular education teacher and the Learning Support Teacher at our school.  Students both gifted and special needs, receive age-appropriate academics, support services and necessary adaptation and/or modifications.