Principals Message

Welcome to the 2016 School Year


My Happy New Year wishes to all of our students, families and staff members! I hope that everyone enjoyed a well-deserved break after all of our hard work from the September to December time frame.


In September we participated at the Rod Drebert run with excellent results and of course, took part in our annual Terry Fox Run followed by our Welcome Back barbeque lunch. A huge success and much fun were had by all. October brought us some great weather and Halloween flew by at a blink of the eye. In November we participated in the P.L.R.S Remembrance Day Ceremony, provided Progress Reports out to students, held interviews and the book fair. December kept us busy with our own annual Christmas Concert, Dear Santa, where again; we raised great funds for the school with the basket draws, best seats in the house and the bake sale. Thank you to all parents who participated in selling the raffle tickets for the “Friends of Falun” raffle draw as well. Another huge success! I commend each of you on your commitments to come and join us at all of these functions.  


The key areas of focus for the rest of the school year will continue to be on integrating technology in the classroom and implementing GAFE (Google Apps for Education), RTI (Response to Intervention) ensuring students’ academic levels are at grade level or higher by the end of the year in Numeracy and Literacy. Creating and maintaining a Safe and Caring and positive school environment, continues to be our target for the rest of this school year.


We have extended our RTI work this year. We have created our school wide timetables in such a way that we will be providing additional in class support to students when they are/or have not mastered a given learner outcome. We have created a plan that has classes organized in such a way that we can have intervention time with students to help them be successful. We will be offering additional learning experiences to those that are not in intervention time.


Again, I look forward to completing our year on a high note with our motto of Reach Higher…Go Further. We have many things to look forward to in the upcoming months such as the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Art Gallery, Bowling, Farm Safety, the Alberta Opera Performance of “The Steadfast Tin Soldier”, Skiing, Swimming, Hockey Hooky, Track and Field and year end field trips. With all of these activities as well as our continued educational focus it will be very busy and rewarding! We are also very excited for the Science Fair as well as our Spring Concert. Please feel free to call me at any time should you have any questions or concerns.



Mr. Holtby

Principal / Falun School

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