Woking School

Woking School

Civic Address: 5045 52nd Avenue, Woking, Alberta
Box 119, Woking, AB, T0H 3V0 Phone: (780) 774-3932

Mission Statement: It is the mission of Woking School to create a nurturing, welcoming environment, which promotes excellence in academics and social development through responsible decision-making and opportunities for students, parents, community members and staff to work together in a variety of positive learning situations.

Woking School provides a unique approach to Kindergarten to Grade 8 education by starting each day with a 45 minute community class where all students have the opportunity to work together in one space. The result is a strong feeling of belonging within the school and the creation of relationships between students of all grades and ages. For the rest of the day, students spend time learning and working in a multi-graded format. We are currently in the process of creating a Learning Commons, which is a dedicated space for students to do projects together, participate in clubs like the Lego Club, and do independent work studies. Woking School has had the opportunity to introduce 1-1 technology to our students. All students from Grade 1 – 8 have a Chromebook that is available to them to use for the year. We offer a school wide music program with instruction in guitar, ukulele, and recorders.

Woking School is located next to the Woking Community Skating Rink. This allows students to skate during noon hours, as well as during Physical Education. In the spring/summer, the surface is used for basketball, ball hockey and various other sports.

In addition, Woking School Junior High students go on a biannual field trip to Camp WARWA and do an assortment of activities in the provincial capital. All grades also travel to Grande Prairie every spring to attend swimming lessons and do field trips within the city. The swimming lessons are fully funded by the Woking School Foundation.

Woking School Junior High students participate in a biannual foods class, giving them the chance to learn some valuable information and practice their culinary skills. On alternate years, they learn to play guitar or develop knowledge of robotics, as well as learning how to be a positive leader. Students are given the chance to be part of the Woking School volleyball team and are provided every opportunity to participate in other extracurricular sports.

Woking School is also home to the Woking Playschool Society. It is a privately run group that provides a fun introduction to the rules and routines of school. Students four years of age can attend the program on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Saddle Hills County has been a financial supporter of the Playschool Society for many years.

Since students travel on to Spirit River Regional Academy when they graduate from Woking School, our day becomes much longer to provide them time to get to the high school. Therefore, Woking follows the Compressed School Week calendar, and we are given approximately every other Friday off.

Finally, food plays an important role in Woking School. Students can purchase hot dogs every Tuesday, and a variety of hot lunches are available on Thursdays. When we are at school on a Friday, every student in the school gets breakfast free of charge.

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