Parkallen is a community school where all children can belong, do their best learning and become leaders. We are located close to the University of Alberta in the heart of a mature south side neighbourhood, surrounded by green space and family homes. We are the designated school for children in the Parkallen and Allendale neighborhoods, as well as accepting children from other areas when we have space. We offer the following programs:
- Regular Program - Kindergarten through Grade 6
- Opportunity Program – Grades 1 through Grade 6
- Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Program - Kindergarten through Grade 5 (for 2020/21)
For the 2020-2021 school year, the Chinese Bilingual Program will expand to include Grade 5. This expansion will continue each year until the program includes classes for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6.
Our staff and parents work together to create a vibrant learning environment with a strong foundation in the Alberta curriculum and enhanced by special events, clubs, extra-curriculars, field trips, guest speakers and volunteers from the community.
Please explore our website to learn more about our school. We would love to welcome you to our school for a visit and to discuss whether we are a good fit for your child.
Photo: African Song and Dance - Artist in Residence Week
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Parkallen School. I feel so fortunate each and every day to be part of this vibrant school and community. Parkallen School is a true community school. It is most certainly the hub of the Parkallen and Allendale communities. Having said this, it is also a hub for our Chinese Bilingual and Opportunity Programs which include families in much of south and southwest Edmonton.
I believe that having high quality, nurturing and passionate Teachers, Educational Assistants and Support Staff is essential to a school's success. We truly operate as a team to provide your child(ren) with "high quality teachers, and a high quality classroom environment, each and every day." (Superintendent Darrel Robertson's words)
To borrow John Hattie's words; "teachers should build classroom climates where errors are welcome, student engagement is the norm, questioning is high and students gain reputations as effective learners."
It is important for all of us to take time to celebrate successes and acknowledge the hard work of students, staff and community, as I believe this is fundamental to creating and maintaining a happy and productive school environment. All students, staff, parents and community partners should feel valued and appreciated when in our school.
Community engagement and involvement in the school are important to me as Principal. I regularly consult with our community partners and encourage community engagement in the curriculum and learning programmes.
2020-2021 is certainly shaping up to be another stellar year. If you have children here... we are so thankful you have chosen Parkallen School. We will look forward to working with them each day. If you don't have children here, Parkallen is absolutely a welcoming environment where we all work toward "fostering engaged, lifelong learners who will have a positive impact on the world."
Wishing everyone a wonderful school year!