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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Duggan School works to support the vision, mission and initiatives set by Edmonton Public Schools:

    Our Mission

    We work with families and community partners to provide safe, caring, healthy, diverse, inclusive and equitable learning experiences that engage students to achieve their full potential in an increasingly interdependent world.

    Our Vision

    All students will learn to their full potential and develop the ability, passion and imagination to pursue their dreams and contribute to their community.

    District Priorities 2011-2014

    1. Provide supports and programs that will enable all students to complete high school.
    2. Deepen students' understanding of equity and empathy as key citizenship traits.
    3. Ensure all students and their families are welcomed, respected, accepted and supported in every school.
    4. Promote health and wellness for all students and staff.
    5. Listen to staff, honour their contributions, and support their opportunities for collaboration, growth and professional development

    Within the context of the District’s Goals, we support the unique learning needs of our students. For the 2014/15 school year we have emphasized specific initiatives related to: Guided Reading, academic vocabulary and citizenship. We differentiate learning experiences for our students and use a wealth of strategies and teaching tools. We are very pleased to explore the use of our technology tools such as our Smartboards and laptop computers to enhance learning experiences.

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Welcome to Duggan School! Duggan School is a 'gem' from the treasure chest of Edmonton Public Schools. The Duggan School Learning Community, consisting of students, parents, staff and community members, works in partnership to support and nurture excellence. We are committed to maintaining a friendly, family atmosphere. Our main school motto is: Leaders Learn Here! Come visit Duggan to learn about our school family, learning priorities and our foundations in leadership, respect, responsibility, safety and pride. 

Principal's Message

I am honored to have the opportunity to learn, support and work with the students, parents and staff of Duggan School.  We are a school that strives for excellence not only in academics but in all aspects of growth: creative, physical, social and emotional.  In my leadership role, I stress the importance of our school being a family that supports one another.  Our motto focuses on Leaders Learn Here and we emphasize: R.R.S.P. (Respect, Responsibility, Safety and Pride). Fundamental to school experiences is a passion for developing good citizenship and enhancing a love of reading as a stepping stone to learning.

My staff and I value the involvement of parents and community members.  We have many successful initiatives with University Study Buddies and seniors from the community.  Please know that I welcome opportunities to discuss Duggan School and ways that we can work together in our pursuit of excellence.  Truly, like our school mascot that is a dragon, I enthusiastically roar with pride about the Duggan Family and experiences at Duggan School!

Christine Pichlyk