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    School Philosophy

    Growing Together, Connecting Community, Inspiring Minds

    Hillview School's vision is for all students and children to reach their highest level of achievement and become good citizens within a safe and caring community. Working together, we share expertise to provide supports for all children to reach their full potential of individual growth. This is accomplished through the combined efforts of students, staff, parents and community members. We believe in growing together as a community of inspired learners to allow for all families, children and staff to feel safe in their personal pursuit of educational excellence.


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Welcome to Hillview School!  At Hillview school we have a great School Council and the Woodvale Community League who generously support our school.  Reading is important to us and we recognize that it helps all of our students become successful and move forward in their learning and life.

At Hillview School in 2019 - 2020 we are proud to offer a wide range of field trips, teachers who provide effective instruction, which focuses on literacy, numeracy and integrated technology.  We have a variety of literacy interventions in place to support students in their reading skills.  We are focused on developing community minded students who play an active role in our school and beyond.  

Hillview school is a hub school for a Pre-kindergarten program.  We currently have 10 classrooms in Hillview school but also have classrooms in our satellite schools; Bisset, Sakaw, Tipaskin, Ekota and Millwoods Recreation Centre. 

We are a small school with a huge heart.  We believe in working with our community partners to make great things happen for the community of Hillview!



Principal's Message


At Hillview School we believe in Growing together, Connecting community and Inspiring minds! 

Hillview School's staff work as a strong collaborative team to accommodate all student needs. Our elementary classroom programming is supported through Reading Recovery and Leveled Literacy interventions. All grades are supported with a range of technology. Hillview School offers a comprehensive Health and Wellness program through the APPLE School project.  Hillview School builds strong citizenship through working collectively with all members of both our area and school community.  Community service is something we work hard to develop.  Hillview school works hard to ensure that the students who come to school here are leaving with the skills they need to be successful in their future learning. 

Hillview is a District Hub for a Pre-Kindergarten program which serves children in our school, as well as in five satellite schools in the surrounding area. 
The Pre-Kindergarten Program provides intervention and support to pre-school children with severe developmental delays and is directly funded through Alberta Education Program Unit Funding. The children we serve range in age from 2.8 to 6 years who have a First Language other than English, are First Nations, Metis or Inuit or have mild moderate or severe delays in their development. Each class has a team of professionals who work with children on speech, mobility and everyday tasks such as communicating and exploring through play. Children attend four half days of programming each week and most are bussed to the school. In addition, our Pre-Kindergarten specialists provide services to kindergarten students who have severe or mild moderate developmental delays.  As part of our Pre-Kindergarten program we also provide staff support, resources and consultative therapist intervention to the five Pre-Kindergarten sites in the area.

Our parent community is a central piece to student success in school. We encourage parents to be active in their child’s learning, and enter into partnership with the school. The Hillview Parents Society supports student learning by providing funds for field trips to ensure all students can attend and benefit from these experiences. They also help to develop our school community and create memorable experiences for kids in school by hosting hot lunches and contributing to school events. 

I look forward to meeting all of you throughout the year.  Come and visit our school often; come to see your children working, speak with the staff, and contribute to the learning process at our school.  Your support is always welcome and demonstrates to your child the importance you place on their education. 

Our children are our future; let’s do all we can to assist them in becoming productive, happy and healthy citizens for a lifetime! 


Mrs. Debbie Petkau