About

Grades Taught

Kindergarten to Grade 6

About

Vauxhall Elementary School is a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school located in Vauxhall, Alberta. We have approximately 160 students, 12 professional teaching staff and 6 support staff members. Our school was modernized in 2011 and we are very proud of our facilities.

Introduction

VES School Song:

Ride The Wind:

Ride the Wind, never fear itNever give up, we've got the spirit
Shine with us, come on and ride the wind

We're the school on the prairie
Where the kids stand tall and proud
We care about each otherNothing's gonna keep us down
The wind will take you far
When you listen to your heart ... 2, 3, 4!

Ride the Wind, never fear itNever give up, we've got the spirit
Shine with us, come on and ride the wind

We're the Tornadoes
Our colors are orange and black
We'll never stop learning
Nothing's gonna hold us back
The wind will set us free
To be the best that we can be .... 2, 3, 4!

Ride the Wind, never fear itNever give up, we've got the spirit
Shine with us, come on and ride the wind

School Mascots

  • Turbo
  • Turbo Junior

Principal

Mrs. Sharon Skretting

Administration

Vice Principals:

  • Miss Shelley Rourke
  • Mrs. Tammy Reiling

Mission

Include me and I will understand,

Inspire us and we will inspire others!

Beliefs

We believe:

  • Kids matter and kids are always first.
  • Success builds confidence and that all children need to succeed.
  • That engaged and inspired students will succeed and inspire others.
  • Learning is for the future.
  • Each person needs to live an active lifestyle
  • The arts are an integral part of learning in the 21st century.
  • In leading by example -- modelling at all levels
  • We believe that technology is a valuable learning tool in today's world.
  • We must have the courage to change in order to grow.

We value:

  • Mutual Respect - we are accepting of each other's differences
  • Teamwork - building together to reach common goals.
  • Citizenship - putting others first at home, school, community, country, and global 
  • Responsibility - we are dependable and accountable
  • Excellence - we want to always do our best.

Programs and Services

At VES we offer many programs to address the needs of all students:

  • Pre-kindergarten
  • Kindergarten
  • Grades 1-6 Instruction
  • FCSS programs - Stay and Play
  • Adult Learning 
  • Adult Learning Daycare
  • Low German Mennonite Program

Student Support Services:

  • Family School Liaison counsellor
  • Learning Support Teacher
  • Family Connections
  • FNMI Counsellor
  • Behavior Support Specialist
  • Speech-Language instruction
  • ELL (English Language Learners) Programming

School Policies and Procedures:  

  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Bullying Protocol
  • Lockdown and Fire Drills
  • Supervision Procedures

Low German Mennonite Program:

VES offers special classes in our school to support the Low German Mennonites.  This program is designed to teach the regular provincial curriculum, but at the same time, respects their culture and religious beliefs.  We also offer German School on Friday mornings which is taught by two of our Low German Mennonite moms.  Mrs. Vogel helps our German teachers to provide instruction in these classes.  Students in main stream classes may attend Friday German classes by making a request to the school principal.

Adult Learning:

Through Taber Adult Learning, our school provides instruction to parents.  Many Low German Mennonite parents attend this program to learn basic literacy skills.  They also provide daycare for children younger than school age.  

Facts and Figures

Bell Times:

Mondays - Thursdays:

Warning Bell: 8:28 a.m.

Morning Announcements: 8:30 a.m.

Period 1: 8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Period 2: 9:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Period 3: 9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Recess: 10:10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Period 4: 10:25 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Period 5: 10:55 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

Period 6: 11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Lunch and Recess: 11:55 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Period 7: 12:35 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.

Period 8: 1:05 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Period 9: 1:35 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Water Break: 2:05 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

Period 10: 2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Period 11: 2:40 p.m. – 3:12 p.m.

Dismissal: 3:12 p.m.

 

Fridays:

Warning Bell: 8:28 a.m.

Morning Announcements: 8:30 a.m.

Period 1: 8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

Period 2: 9:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Period 3: 9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Recess: 10:10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Period 4: 10:25 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Period 5: 10:55 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

Period 6: 11:25 a.m. – 12:13 p.m.

Dismissal: 12:13 p.m.