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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

At John Barnett, our greatest gift is the diversity of our students and community.  We celebrate our students by creating a welcoming environment where every child can flourish and feel proud of themselves.   When they believe that they are capable of growing  academically, socially and emotionally;  amazing things can happen!  We believe in the importance of an intentional, proactive, and comprehensive approach that promotes the core values in all phases of school life.  At John Barnett, we follow the seven teachings which are Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility, and Truth. Each teaching honours one of the basic virtues intrinsic to a full and healthy life.

Literacy and Numeracy are part of our daily work, with interventions for those students that require additional support.  At John Barnett we are  committed to our District’s Mission of  inspiring  student success through high quality learning opportunities, supported by meaningfully engaged students, families, staff and community.

Our parent community is vital in the success of all our students.  We encourage our families to be active in their child’s learning. We strive to build strong relationships between staff, students, families and look forward to meeting everyone through the school year.

Please remember to check SchoolZone regularly.  Passwords are sent out at the beginning of each year so that all parents can access Schoolzone for each child in their family. 

As we welcome back our families for the 2021-2022 school year,  I am proud to be the principal of John Barnett School in this amazing community. Please feel free to contact me at (780-478-1351) with your questions or concerns. Together we can do Great Things as we work towards making John Barnett the best possible learning environment for our students.


Jill Sharun