An exciting year lies ahead for all of us this year as we open the newest school of the Grande Prairie Public School District! As your new admin team, Jason Mestinsek and I look forward to an exciting learning journey with all of our students, parents and staff members joining us in our first year of operation.
"Exploring, Innovating and Giving" will be at the heart of our work at Roy Bickell. Guiding principles inspired from Roy Bickell, a local community minded and industrious individual, our school's namesake. An inquiry process of learning will be a focus in our instructional practices. Driving this will be our school Makerspace, which is a space (and mindset) devoted to tinkering, building and inventing. Students at Roy Bickell Public School will also be encouraged to take an increasing ownership of their education by learning how to learn in a culture of growth and deep-learning.
You will note that our website will not be listing expectations, procedures and routines for our school community just yet. We plan to develop this in consultation with our students and parent community as the year progresses.
We believe that ongoing communication is essential in a successful partnership amongst all members of our school community. An electronic monthly school newsletter will keep you informed about school events and activities as well as any progress made towards developing our school procedures and culture. Please register on our web site to receive it. Monthly communication from each homeroom teacher will also help parents understand what students are learning and share events or activities specific to each grade. Important announcements and highlights will also be shared on our Facebook page and Twitter account. Follow us if you can!
We encourage families to volunteer and participate in developing our school culture by joining our school council or volunteering in your child's classroom.
Welcome to Roy Bickell Public School!
Joanne Perrott Principal, Roy Bickell Public School
Jason Mestinsek Vice Principal, Roy Bickell Public School