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  • Leader In Me

    Leader In Me

    Ormsby School implements The Leader in Me program.  This leadership model is based on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader in Me life principles are integrated into our school’s core curriculum and everyday language.

     Ormsby School has achieved positive results through this program. Students meet in Family Groupings monthly to learn about the 7 Habits.                            

    • Students develop skills and self-confidence to become leaders
    • Improved academic achievement
    • Raised levels of accountability and engagement in students, parents and staff

    Ormsby is inspiring greatness, one child at a time.

    Check out the Leader in Me website at http://wow.theleaderinme.org/

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    Habit 1: Be Proactive
    I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
    Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
    I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision and look for ways to be a good citizen.
    Habit 3: Put First Things First
    I spend my time on things that are most important.  I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
    Habit 4: Think Win-Win
    I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for alternatives.
    Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. 
    Habit 6: Synergize
    I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any one of us alone. 
    Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
    I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. 

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Extra curricular activities are an important part of the elementary school experience. They teach students to become involved citizens and they motivate students to try new experiences.

    Our Student Council is a driving force at O‌rmsby. They coordinate activities for our student population. 

    Other clubs/activities include (but may vary each year):

    • Recycling Club
    • Running Club ~ Cross Country
    • Craft Club
    • Intramurals
    • Art Club
    • Book Club
    • Card Making Club
    • AMA Patrols
    • Cooking Club
    • Knitting Club 
    • Lego Club
    • Cello Club
    • Handbell Club
    • Choir


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  • Registration



    This information applies to the 2019-2020 Academic Year

    Please note that the school is closed in Kindergarten, Grade 5 & Grade 6 for families outside of Ormsby School's attendance area. We are still accepting registrations for this grade level if you have moved into our attendance area after April 15, 2019.

    Kindergarten Registration

    • Registration for Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year begins on Monday February 4, 2019

    • Children born on or before March 01, 2015 are eligible to register

    • Registration forms at the school office or can be downloaded here: Student Registration Form

    • Please bring your child's birth certificate and a proof of address. If the child was not born in Canada, please bring proof of residency e.g. PR card, Valid Work Permit or Citizenship Certificate

    • If your child was not immunized in Edmonton, please bring their health records


    Would you like to learn more about our school?

    We’d be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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  • Mission Statement

    Mission Statement

    Our school motto is Think, Believe, Achieve. At Ormsby School we want our children to THINK, to wonder, to question. We BELIEVE in engaging all our students in the use of problem solving strategies. We ACHIEVE when they become successful readers, writers, mathematicians and citizens, ready for today and tomorrow. All of this work is supported by the seven principles of highly effective people, The Leader In Me. The 7 Habits is part of our culture and it supports students to develop the skills and self-confidence to succeed as leaders.

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  • Instructional Focus

    Instructional Focus

    Ormsby School community is committed to academic excellence, with an ongoing focus on literacy and numeracy. A focus on problem solving and differentiated instruction drives teaching in all core areas. We are committed to a strong literacy program, Literacy Interventions and the use of technology.

    All staff receive additional literacy training and professional development.  Our literacy program engages students in daily guided reading, shared reading, word work, Word Wall activities and meaningful writing. A strong home reading program supports students’ reading growth.

    Ormsby School provides students additional learning opportunitites to enhance their school experience. All classes attend field trips as well as each year we bring in artists in residence and special performances for our childtren.

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  • Volunteering


    Volunteers are always welcome! 

    Adult volunteers are important members of our school community. Volunteers may become involved in paired reading, or working directly with individual or small groups of students, and carrying out various other tasks in support of the school.

    We value the role that volunteers play at Ormsby! Our children benefit greatly from all contributions of time that you can give.

    Please ask your child’s teacher or someone in the office for a volunteer registration form.

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Ormsby School provides a strong learning environment made possible by dedicated staff, great students and committed parents. We are a 7 Habits ~ Leader in Me School.

Ormsby staff is committed to:
• meeting the academic needs of students
• providing quality curriculum-based instruction
• providing learning support using technology
• providing a positive, safe, caring  environment and teaching responsible behavior
• providing all students with authentic leadership opportunities
• maintaining open communication with parents, our most important partners in learning


Principal's Message

Ormsby School is a place where everyone is someone special.  We are very proud of the students, parents and staff and welcome the opportunity to share our school with you.  

Ormsby school is a positive, nuturing learning community focused on the success of all students.  High standards for academic success and positive student behaviour are emphasized at Ormsby, and student leadership is developed through the Leader In Me program.

The education of our children is a partnership between home, school and the child.  For students to be successful in their learning, parental involvement is necessary.  With parental participation and support, the very best learning experiences are created for children.

We look forward to working with you as partners in your child's learning. 

Mrs. Jennifer Lesko