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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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  • Numeracy and Literacy for All

    Numeracy and Literacy for All

    The Instructional Focus of Edmonton Public Schools is "Student Engagement in Learning through 21st Century Literacies across the Curriculum".

    Dovercourt teachers work specifically on this focus by using the following strategies:

    • The use of 21st Century Literacies to engage students. Students are provided learning experiences where they can solve problems, develop critical thinking skills, develop numeracy and digital skills, and collaborate and communicate effectively.
    • Balanced Literacy – Support to independence in the three areas of Language Arts: word work, reading, and writing.  Higher order questions are used to develop thinking skills.
    • EPSB Reading Initiative -- our teachers have received inservice support in making sure that children are developing reading skills that allow them to access all subject areas.  Assessment is carried out over time, using a variety of assessment tools.   
    • Differentiated Instruction and Assessment for Learning – Students’ learning styles, interests, and readiness level are considered when teachers are designing lessons. Both formative and summative assessments, such as observation, conversation, student work, and quizzes are used to guide the teacher on what ‘teaching’ is to occur next. Students’ learning needs are treated individually.  This strategy dovetails with our UDL practice.
    • Other Key Teaching Strategies (Best Practices) 
      • “I can” statements are established.  This involves re-stating the curriculum outcome as mandated Alberta Education in student friendly language.
      • lesson criteria is developed with students
      • feedback is given student to student, and teacher to student to scaffold next steps
    • Technology – Smartboards, document cameras, iPads and Chromebook carts support student learning.
    • Home Support Programs – Home Reading and Home Writing programs develop a home/school connection and partnership.
    • Numeracy across the Curriculum  - Students are engaged in math programming which promotes problem solving, communication, collaboration, critical thinking skills, higher order thinking, and engagement.

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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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  • Child Care

    Child Care

    Bamby Daycare Centre is housed in our school, with an approved out of school care facility.  Contact information is below.

    Bamby Daycare

    13910 - 122 Avenue NW

    Edmonton, Alberta  T5L 2W3

    Phone: 780- 451-5540

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  • Volunteering


    Parent and community volunteers provide valuable assistance to the office, library, and classroom. Volunteers enrich the school experience for our children. Children who have family members involved in their education are more successful at school.   Please let us know your skills and when you are available and we will find a place for you!   All volunteers who work in our school need to fill in an EPSB volunteer form.

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  • Regular K-6

    Regular K-6

    Regular K-6

    Dovercourt School offers a rich program of instruction that follows the mandated Alberta curriculum (Alberta Education Program of Studies.).  Our teachers adeptly meet the learning needs of our students by differentiating the instruction of the curriculum so that all students achieve success in their learning.  Three Dovercourt teachers have received teaching excellence awards.  Dovercourt students have access to a variety of technical devices to help them engage more deeply with their learning.

    We offer regular programming from Kindergarten to Grade 6.

    The music program at Dovercourt provides all students from grade 1 to Grade 6 with high level music instruction.  The children compose music, play a variety of instruments including traditional Chinese instruments and have many opportunities to perform.

    French as a second language is offered in Grades 4 to 6.

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    ‌The staff at Dovercourt School believes that in order for students to be deeply successful in their learning, they need to be engaged. Students who are engaged are those who are involved in their learning, persist despite challenges and obstacles, and take visible delight in accomplishing their work. Through continual professional development and conversation, the staff at Dovercourt continues to acquire skills which engage students and ultimately promote student growth.

    Dovercourt School Goals for 2016-17

    1. By June 2017, our student achievement results will meet or exceed our three-year average as stated on the school’s Accountability Pillar results document. Our teachers will engage in collaborative work designed to improve and enhance teaching and learning, specifically in the areas of literacy and numeracy. Students deemed to be at risk will be identified and will have targeted interventions put in place to support success.

    2. By June 2017, 100% of staff will participate in, and have opportunities to enhance professional capacity and leadership skills, through catchment  and school-level professional development, targeted collaborative work and participation in community of practice groups. Targeted themes for growth include:  effective writing strategies, vocabulary development, effective mathematics strategies, transitions, assistive technology & the inclusive classroom, and wellness.

    3. By June 2017, our school will increase opportunities for parental involvement in school events and activities. We will focus on consistent and timely communication with parents and families to support this goal.


    At Dovercourt School, we believe that a strong society needs fair citizens who are able to build on the positive aspects of their lives.  Our school-wide focus this year is learning to be grateful for the big and small things in our lives.  We want our students to know that it is not happy people who are grateful, it is grateful people who are happy.


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Dr. Gerry Falk and Assistant Principal Brenda Braun are retiring June 30, 2017.  They are grateful for all of the support the entire community has provided and feel privileged to have worked with such a strong group of children and parents.

Leanne Moncrieff, former assistant principal at Grandview Heights will become the new principal.  The name of the new assistant principal will be announced in the fall.  We know the school is left in great hands and wish her the same support and energy that was given to us.


All the best Dovercourt.  We loved every minute!  Enjoy the summer and remember to read.