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Regular Program

Through the philosophy of inquiry based learning, and teaching the mandated Alberta curriculum, children will:

• acquire the necessary knowledge and skills,

• develop understanding of concepts,

• develop positive attitudes, and

• have the opportunity to demonstrate responsible behaviour through positive action. 

In essence, we want our students to be positive citizens, who are knowledgeable, creative and critical thinkers, and who ask and solve the “important questions”.

Inquiry at Home

There are many ways to support your child as an inquirer. Home conversation focused on “What have you learned in school today?” is one of the most beneficial things you can do. Doing this greatly assists students in their ability to self-assess performance and gain intrinsic pleasure associated with learning. Having high expectations for your child to respond to your queries about learning is the single greatest way for you to support inquiry. Asking open ended questions such as;” Tell me about….”, “What good question did you ask today?”, “What is something you now know that you did not know before the day started?” all invite conversation focused on inquiry and learning.

Students describe themselves as inquiry learners:

  • Asking
  • Exploring
  • Discovering
  • Sharing
  • Reflecting 

French As a Second Language

We offer French as a Second Language from grade four to grade six.  This means each student receives 150 minutes of French instruction per week.


The Music Program has a strong Orff component which is based on playing instruments, singing, and creative movement.  A concert once per year showcases the music instruction.

Fine Arts

Dance, drama, and art are integrated across the curriculum. There are various artist-in-residencies and performances supported by our parents and the GPN Parent Society.

Active Living

Physical Education and Daily Physical Activities are regular components of the program. Our partnership with the YMCA supports our emphasis on active living. The GPN Parent Society also supports various active living opportunities for our students such as rollerblading clinics, gymnic balls workshops, swimming, etc.