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  • Volunteering


    It is our priority to provide parents with a multitude of opportunities to be both involved in volunteer type activities, but also to provide an avenue for parents to provide input into their child's education.

    We enjoy and appreciate exceptional parent engagement on every level and encourage all parents to take an active role as partners in your children’s learning.

    There are a number of ways that parents can become active and contributing members of our school community. As you can well imagine, the possibilities are endless. Please contact your child's teacher for more information. 

      •   Assist with clubs & special school-wide events
      •   Participate in special evening events
      •   Provide support in the classroom
      •   Become a guest expert
      •   Join our School Council/Dovercourt Parent’s Association
      •   Assist in the school library
      •   Coordinate and assist with book fairs
      •   Volunteer for field trips
      •   Support the hot lunch program
      •   Various other tasks around the school - seasonal

    Parents are also invited to join our parent council meetings the third Monday of each month as well as Parent and Principal Conversation time every 6 weeks. Check our calendar for those dates and times. Also, our door is always open for a visit. 

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    ‌Dovercourt offers numerous activities for students:


    • Lion Dance Team (open to all students in grade 4-6)
    • Running Club offered fall and spring (grades 1-6)
    • Performers Club
    • Handbells
    • Choir
    • Erhu (Chinese Violin)
    • Ping Pong Team (grade 1-6)
    • Chinese Traditional Dance Team (Grade 1-6, monthly fee)
    • Martial Arts Team (grade 4, monthly fee)
    • Chinese Art Classes (grade 1-6, monthly fee)
    • Public Speaking Club (morning announcements & assembly hosts)
    • Heart of the City Piano Lessons (selected students)
    • Chess
    • Yoga Club

    Student Volunteer activities

    • Student secretaries – We train grade 5 and 6 students to answer the phones and greet visitors to the school during recesses and the lunch hours.
    • AMA patrollers – AMA trains our grade 5 and 6 patrollers, who then make sure our students and their parents safely cross the streets near the school before and after school and at the start and end of the lunch hour.

    School-wide Events:

    • Christmas Concert
    • Talent Show
    • Mid-Autumn Festival
    • Chinese New Year
    • Artists in Resident teaching: Chinese paper cutting, tea ceremony, Chinese painting
    • Book Fair
    • Terry Fox Walk
    • Field trips subsidized by PANDA
    • Sports instruction (i.e. curling, hula hoops, Sportball, skiing, snowshoeing)
    • Cultural events/trips such as: Alberta Opera, Edmonton Opera
    • Mandarin and English speech contests

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  • Registration


    Would you like to learn more about our school?

    We'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
    Give us a call.
    Book a school tour.
    Attend our Open House.

    Kindergarten Registration

    • Kindergarten registrations for the 2017-18 school year will be accepted starting February 1, 2017 for children who turn 5 years old before March 1, 2018.
    • Registration forms are available in the school office.
    • Please bring your child’s birth certificate.
    • If your child was not immunized in Edmonton, please bring their records.
    • We would be happy to show you around the school.

    General Registration

    • If you are interested in being part of our school please contact us
    • If you would like to find out more about registering your child with Edmonton Public Schools please visit us at epsb.ca

    Mandarin Bilingual Program  

    • Fifty percent of the curriculum is taught in Mandarin and fifty percent in English  
    • Children follow the same curriculum as students in the Regular program  
    • The goal is to have students become functionally fluent in Chinese as well as in English  and to develop an appreciation of the language and culture of Chinese-speaking countries
    • high standards excellent results  
    • This program gives students the opportunity to obtain internationally recognized credentials
    • Many cultural activities: lion dance, traditional dance, ping pong, chess, Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, etc.

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  • Parent Resources

    Parent Resources

    • SchoolZone is becoming more and more important for parents to find resources to support their child(ren).  Most teachers post homework and class news on this site.  As well, the Resources tab lists websites that are accessible by our families.  It also contains up to date school news, student reports and bus information.  Parents can obtain their user name and password at the school office.
    • Dovercourt School Newsletters are produced monthly.  They can be accessed through SchoolZone.
    • An annual Family Math Night is held to give parents ideas of games to play at home to improve their child(ren)’s math strategies.

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  • Lunch and Nutrition Program

    Lunch and Nutrition Program

    A lunch program is offered for students who take the bus, or who do not have an adult at home to supervise them at home during the lunch hour.  Children are supervised by supervisors hired from the community.  Please contact the school for current lunch fees.

    We encourage all children to bring healthy lunches and healthy snacks.  Working brains require good nutrious foods.  Please do not send soda pop or candy to school with your child.

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Dovercourt School, an environment grounded in collaboration, our priority is student growth and success. At Dovercourt we:

    • Focus on each student as a whole person by addressing their cognitive development as well as their social, emotional and physical wellbeing
    • Develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people with adaptive skills to tackle society’s complex challenges
    • Inspire students to ask questions, set challenging goals and develop the perseverance to achieve those goals
    • Value classrooms which are diverse in worldview, culture, language and interests 
    • Strive to build strong relationships among staff, students, families and the community by ensuring that all voices are heard in safe, secure, and caring environment

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Dovercourt is a community school serving a population of 255 students in kindergarten through grade 6. We are a district site for a variety of programs such as mainstream, Mandarin Bilingual and Division 1 Interactions programming.  

Our mission statement, created by all stakeholders, is a testament to the commitment we make every day and informs the decisions we make.

At Dovercourt we:

  • Recognize the potential and worth of each of our students by addressing the holistic needs of our learners in a student-centered environment
  • Create interesting and inviting lessons in order to spark curiosity and passion as students move towards their learning destinations
  • Use a variety of instructional and assessment methods and different learning experiences to motivate and inspire all students to be actively engaged in their own learning
  • Collaborate in a variety of ways to grow our teaching practices in order to adapt to the diverse needs of our students as we prepare them for their future

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2017-2018 year at Dovercourt School. It is an absolute privledge to join the students, staff, parents and community of Dovercourt. I feel very blessed and honored to be here.

Dovercourt School is an inviting and inclusive school community where diversity is celebrated and valued, and where relationships are nurtured. Emphasis is placed on creating an environment where students feel capable and connected and develop the skills required to be contributing members, both in our school and in the broader community.

At Dovercourt School we believe that educating our students is a collective responsibility, shared by students and their families, school staff and the entire community.  Through a collaborative approach in working together with you as partners, we will maximize the potential of all students. We are committed to providing a positive learning environment that will foster and support high academic and behavioral expectations, capitalizing on the value of strong relationships.

In an effort to ensure all students are successful, faculty will use a differentiated approach to teaching. This approach includes thoughtful planning, strategic assessment of learning outcomes, and targeted, flexible instruction. Classroom teaching will be a blend of whole class, group, partner, and individual instruction. Students will be provided with multiple opportunities to make sense of ideas and information, practice new skills, and to demonstrate what they have learned.

Communication is key at Dovercourt School and is a shared responsibility.  Students use agendas as well as updates and information will be communicated mainly through the use of Schoolzone. Also, feel free to drop by the school office and introduce yourself, share your feedback or concerns and ask any questions. Your questions, concerns, observations and feedback are welcomed and embraced so please connect with us by phone, email or in person at any time.

I am proud of your children; I am proud of our teachers and I am particulatrily proud of our whole school community that is truly a lighthouse of diversity, acceptance, and caring. I look forward to an amazing year. Please, if you have any questions, our doors are always open.


Leanne Moncrieff