School Profile

Grades Taught

5-8 (19-20) 6-8 (20-21)

About

École Georges H. Primeau Middle School (GHP) serves English and French students in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 in the town of Morinville and the surrounding communities. Our school is part of the Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools division in Alberta, Canada. For the 2020-2021 school year, GHP will be a 6-8 school that offers both Hockey and Cheer Academies.

Principal

Ms. Charlene Kushniruk

Administration

Vice Principal: Lorne Pedersen

Counselors: Alison Lessard & David Szynkowski

Motto

PRIDE and faith in our students.

Mission

Ecole Georges H. Primeau Middle School is a welcoming, inclusive, and student-centered community that cultivates the spirit of excellence. Every student, through relationships that foster hope, wellbeing, and engagement, is inspired to learn and serve others.

Philosophy

Vision:
Every student will have the opportunity for a personalized learning journey that ignites passion and creativity to expand their understanding of one's potential in becoming ethical and contributing leaders within the global community.

School Profile

Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional School Division has schools located in the communities of St. Albert, Morinville, and Legal. Prior to the School Board Amalgamations that occurred on January 1, 1995, Morinville was originally part of the Guibault Roman Catholic School Division.  Ecole Georges. H. Primeau Middle School was originally constructed as a grade 7-12 school and opened their doors in 1980. However, in 1994, a new grade 10-12 high school in the community of Morinville opened and GHP then was reconfigured as a grade 6-9 school. In 2001, an additional wing was added to the high school to accommodate grade 9 students from our school to alleviate overcrowding conditions. Subsequently, our school was reconficured as a grade 6 to 8 school for the next 13 years. In 2012, due to the transfer of a facility from our district to the public school system, there was a grade reconfiguration where the school welcomed the grade fives from both Ecole Notre Dame and Vanier Schools. Presently, there are approximately 24 FTE of teachers and 11 FTE of support staff that deliver and support the delivery of English track and French Immersion programming to 450 students in grades 5-8. 

Foundation Statements

Motto:

PRIDE and faith in our students…

Mission:

Ecole Georges H. Primeau Middle School is a welcoming, inclusive, and student-centered community that cultivates the spirit of excellence. Every student, through relationships that foster hope, wellbeing, and engagement, is inspired to learn, live fully, and serve others. 

Vision:

Every student will have the opportunity for a personalized learning journey that ignites passion and creativity to expand their understanding of one’s potential in becoming ethical and contributing leaders within the global community.

Assurance Statement: “The Primeau Promise”

As a school community, we have worked diligently to not only be accountable for the learning and practices within the school and classrooms, but want to assure parents that all programs that we offer are of high quality which optimizes student learning.

Student Assessment: A wide range of assessment activities to guide teaching practices and to support students in their learning through the establishment of clear learning targets, descriptive feedback, the development of metacognitive reflective practices, and clear reporting for parents and guardians of student progress.

Differentiated Instruction: Differentiation through process, product, content, and environment that supports the principles of any time, any place, and any pace learning based on the unique needs of each student.

Supporting Positive Behavior: The collaborative establishment of clear expectations, positive relationships, and inclusive, safe and caring school environments, through building on the existing student recognition programs that recognize students for academic excellence and their contributions to the positive culture and climate of Primeau School community.  We need to look to build on the Primeau PRIDE program in place…

Meaningful Engagement: authentic (real-life applicable) learning opportunities, where students are provided the learning opportunities to develop their creativity, independent learning and critical thinking skills to practical learning activities within the classroom. Trust-based and positive relationships between schools and parents and students, meaningful roles for school councils, parental and student input into programming opportunities and supports for students.

Technology for Learning: Access to computer, peripheral, and personal technology devices as tools for learning with the intent of deepening understanding, reducing learning barriers for students, the enhancement of learning opportunities for students, and strengthen differentiation within the classrooms. Our Power Up 2 Learn Program will be instrumental in supporting this pillar of support. We need to emphasize the importance of digital citizenship and ethical behavior.

Student Strengths: Through the use of multiple intelligence inventories, students develop an awareness of their strengths and differentiated learning activities are designed to provide students the opportunities to use their strengths (talent, knowledge, and skills) to demonstrate their understanding and to develop skills in areas that require growth.

Faith Formation: Students will learn about faith and faith values throughout the curriculum, by having opportunities to participate in prayer, reflection and retreat. Opportunities are available for students to participate in Social Justice and Service Projects that develop citizenship, social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities (stewardship). To create a sense of community, there is an opportunity to build positive relationships with staff, students, parish and community.