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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


    Are you interested in the teaching and learning happening at Dovercourt?

    Please join us for our open house on February 6, 2018 at 6:30.

    Great things are happening here!



    Kindergarten Registration

    • Kindergarten registrations for the 2018-19 school year will be accepted starting February 1, 2018 for children who are 4 years of age on or before March 1, 2018.
    • Registartion forms are available from in the school office, or online.
    • Please bring your child’s birth certificate, proof of address and Alberta Health Number.
    • If your child was not immunized in Edmonton, please bring their immunization records.
    • We would be happy to show you around the school.


    Continuing Edmonton Public Students

    • Pre-enrolment for the 2018 - 2019 school year begins on March 12 at 9:00 am and ends on April 16 at 4:00 pm.
    • You can pre-enrol your child(ren) by signing into your parent SchoolZone account, accessing the "Next Year" tab, selecting the name of the child you are registering and following the instructions.
    • Contact the school if you need assistance with pre-enrollment.


    New to the District Registration

    • Registration for students new to Edmonton Public Schools will be accepted starting February 1, 2018.
    • Registartion forms are available from in the school office, or online.
    • Please bring your child’s birth certificate, proof of address and Alberta Health Number.
    • If your child was not immunized in Edmonton, please bring their immunization records.
    • We would be happy to show you around the school.


    Woodcroft Community Families

    • Busing is available for students who live in Woodcroft Community. 
    • Please contact the school for details and the Transportation Application form.


    Mandarin Bilingual Program  

    • Busing is available to students in the Mandarin program for families who live South of Yellowhead Highway, North of the river, West of Wayne Gretzky Drive and East of Groat Rd/142 st.
    • Please contact the school for the Transportation Application form.
    • If needed, Random Selection for the Mandarin Bilingual program will take place on April 19, with parents being informed of the results by April 25.

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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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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