Welcome to the Hardisty Website!
It is now February! Officially halfway through the school year! Naturally, this turns our attention to preparing for the upcoming school year. We are excited about the promise the planning for the new school year brings. Hardisty Kindergarten to Grade 9 School is a warm and welcoming place.
Our Learning Community
As a staff, we are committed to serving our students and their families to the best of our abilities. Our goal is to create a community where:
- we see everyone as a learner - children and adults alike
- we face with challenges by working to support our students and engage them in building the skills they need to succeed
- we engage in clear and consistant communication with home, not only to inform, but also to seek input into how we can best meet the needs of our students
- we are committed to continuous improvement in order to provide the highest quality education to our students and most effective services to our families
At Hardisty, our 3R’s - Respect, Responsibility, Relationships are front and center in our minds and hearts. You will see this commitment, not only in the halls on posters, but in our daily work. It is not simply an expectation for students but it serves as a basis for our decision making and how we interact as a school community. Students, staff and parents are encouraged to show respect regardless of the actions of others, take responsibility for the learning and actions and to work to build relationships that create a positive, supportive and caring learning environment for all.
We are home to 4 District Programs that support the communities we serve. There are two K - 9 programs:
Community: This program serves families in the greater Hardisty are for regular Kindergarten to Grade 9 programming. We are open to registration for any students within our attendance area and beyond.
Logos Christian: This EPSB alternative program is a non-denominational, faith-based program that incorporates Christian teachings into the Alberta Program of Studies. The program is open to students throughout the city and is served by a designated Transportation Service Area for all grades. The program features daily devotions and prayer in every classroom, biblical verse memorization, monthly chapels and worship for all students and several special events for students such as City Wide Chapel and Faith Day. There is no fee to attend this program and it is supported by the Logos Society of Edmonton. Please check their website at christian program.ca.
Interactions: Hardisty hosts this District Center program for students in Grade 7 - 9 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Individual Support Program: Hardisty hosts this District Centre program for students in grade 1 - 9 with several physical/medical disabilities.
Extra-Curricular Activities and Complementary Courses
Hardisty has a wide variety of activities for students that include:
Hornet Athletics - want sports? We’ve got it! Hardisty successfully participates in the District’s athletics leagues in all sports - outdoor and indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, badminton, track and field and cheerleading -for our Junior High students. Our running club is open to our students in grades 4 -6.
Second Languages - want Spanish or French? We’ve got it! Students are enrolled in French from grades 4- 6 and can choose either French or Spanish as a second language in Junior High!
Fine Arts - want Art, Band, Music, Drama? We’ve got it! Our K-6 students participate in Music classes, our 4,5 and 6 classes have a choir and handbells ensemble and our Junior High Band program is AWESOME! We also have a strong Art program throughout the grades and a Drama Club for students in grade 6 - 9.
We also offer Leadership, Outdoor Education, Food Studies and Construction. Not to mention a Travel Club, awesome field trips and activity days!
Registration for Kindergarten begins February 1 and continues until April 13. Hardisty Kindergarten, for both our Community and Logos Christian programs, run in the morning from 8:30 - 11:20. Our experienced K-Team provide a warm, welcoming and enriching atmosphere for our youngest students!
Please feel free to contact Kary Lavallee or myself to arrange a conversation and tour of our facility!
Please search http://www.epsb.ca/schools/register/ for more information on the documentation required for registration.
Current Hardisty students and students currently enrolled in other Edmonton Public Schools will be able to pre-enroll beginning March 12, 2018. This is an on-line process through the District’s SchoolZone portal.
OPEN HOUSE - Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6 - 8 pm. Join us for some more information and an opportunity to experience what it is to be a HARDISTY HORNET!
Please feel free to come by and visit, call or send us an email for more information.
Hardisty Administration Team
Mr. Jim Scott Mrs. Kary Lavallee