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Coaldale Community School Grade Reconfiguration

This year marks an exciting period for Palliser School Division as we undertake significant enhancements for our students in Coaldale.

Initiating consultations and plans in 2017, the Palliser School Division has been attuned to the evolving needs of Coaldale students. Through robust public consultation and engagement, the Division developed a plan that responds to demographic changes. This led to the decision to reconfigure the grades and build a new school catering to students from Grades 7-12.

The Alberta government, acknowledging Coaldale's growth and vibrancy, invested in public education. In March 2021, they committed to funding approximately $40 million, bringing the vision of the new school build and grade reconfiguration to fruition.

Designed with the aspirations of residents, parents, guardians, and most crucially, the students of Coaldale in mind, the new school embodies a shared vision. In response to student feedback valuing music, theatre, and performing arts, the school will feature a black box theatre and a large music space. Furthermore, state-of-the-art learning spaces for career and technology studies have been integrated. For hands-on experiences, students will have access to a contemporary science lab, woodshop, cosmetology lab, and commercial kitchen. Plus, thanks to a collaboration with the Town of Coaldale Recreation Centre, students need only step across a hallway to access a premier fitness center, complete with an indoor running track.

With the new developments, the Division would like to share some information on the grade reconfiguration for existing Coaldale school facilities to better serve the community:

  • Jennie Emery School will serve students in early learning to Grade 3

(External link)Note from Principal Chris Spanos

  • RI Baker will serve students in Grades 4-6

(External link)Note from Principal Jason Prebushewski

  • The Kate Andrews Replacement School will serve students in Grades 7-12

(External link)Note from Principal Curtis Uyesugi

Palliser School Division wishes to continue this relationship of collaboration with our school communities as we prepare for the changes in the 2024/2025 school year. We invite you to contribute your feedback and suggestions, as well as ask any questions you may have using the forms in this link.  CLICK HERE


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