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At John Barnett School we believe in providing a safe, positive and nurturing environment which promotes student growth intellectually, socially and emotionally. All students are encouraged to "be the best they can be".  We believe every child can be a reader; every child can be a writer; every child can understand basic numeracy; every child can problem solve; and every child will experience success.

We are committed to accepting students at their level of skills and knowledge, and will strive to raise them to a higher level of learning. We believe effective communication between teachers, students and parents is essential to providing the best education for children. We believe every child must be challenged to achieve his/her potential for success in order to develop the habits to be successful in the 21st century. 



Principal's Message

Our school philosophy at John Barnett School is to provide a safe, positive, and nurturing environment which promotes student growth intellectually, socially and emotionally. To meet our students' intellectual needs, we differentiate instruction, develop literacy and numeracy skills, and address 21st Century competencies across subject and discipline areas of learning.  We are committed to our District’s Vision of “transforming the learners of today into the leaders of tomorrow”.

We have a variety of clubs that encourage students to develop their social skills. These clubs may include, but are not limited to; student leadership, choir, intramurals and student patrols.

At John Barnett we encourage our students to “be the best they can be”. We acknowledge positive behaviour through our PAX Points initiative where students are acknowledged for being respectful, forgiving, positive, kind and resilient. We believe that as students live these traits they will develop pride in themselves and help create a positive learning environment at John Barnett School.

We believe that communication between school and home is a key factor in positively influencing students’ progress. Parents can keep in touch with the school through the daily agenda, SchoolZone or by direct contact with the school. They can also volunteer in classrooms, participate in field trips or attend our Parent Information Evenings.  Parents can also become involved in our School Council and/or Parent Association. Our School Council’s role is to encourage an exchange of ideas between school staff and parents related to school programs and policies. Our Parent Association sponsors school-wide events and raises funds that directly benefit our school and its students.

I am excited and proud to be the principal of this amazing school. I would love to hear your positive comments or proactive solutions to any concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact me at school (780-478-1351) with your questions or concerns. Together we can achieve great success as we work towards making John Barnett the best possible learning environment for our students.

Yours in partnership,

Ms. Lorraine Goruk