Rainbow Creek Elementary School (K-5)
Principal: Laura McArthur
Grade Configuration: Kindergarten - Grade 5
2011-2015 — School Education Plan (Year 4)
Quotes from Parent Advocates
“I have had the true pleasure of working with the administrators, teachers, support staff and children at Rainbow Creek as two of my children have attended the school since it opened. We have lived in Chestermere for eleven years and all three of our daughters, sixteen, fourteen and seven have been lucky to have had Laura McArthur as their principal. I must say that Rainbow Creek is the most incredible school full of kindness, respect and dedication which you feel the instant you step into the building. The friendly, helpful, approachable administrators and teachers are obviously dedicated to our children. It is definitely a school that respects how each individual child learns and goes above and beyond to support them. Rainbow Creek is a wonderful school to be a part of, the smiling faces of the children and staff exude that. I would add that I participate in the breakfast club which I feel is a valuable asset to our children and really appreciate the extra time and planning that the staff and parent volunteers put into it. Thank you all so much for your commitment to making our children strong, confident, proactive leaders. ~Pauline M.
How do we define success for Rainbow Creek students?
Success for students at Rainbow Creek Elementary is measured in a multitude of ways. For one student, success might be the understanding of a new concept, while for another it might mean successfully completing a math problem. However success is measured, all students’ successes will be celebrated.
What makes our school good and how do we know?
From the moment you walk through the doors of Rainbow Creek Elementary, you are met by smiling, happy faces of people, young and old alike, who truly enjoy being here. Walking down the hallway you see the walls and display cases filled with student work. Signs of leadership and that RCE is a Leader in Me school are everywhere. When you peek into classrooms, you see students, teachers, and others involved in a variety of activities, including students working in small groups or individually and using a variety of technology. You hear laughter and the voices of children and grownups excited about what they are doing. They are engaged! Administration is always visible, circulating, helping, listening, and involved. Above all, it is obvious that caring and kindness underlie the atmosphere of Rainbow Creek. The commitment of our staff to doing what is best for children is what makes our school great. Everything we do and every decision we make is with the students’ best interests at heart. We are committed to providing quality education for our students and are committed to doing our best to prepare them for the 21st Century. We are committed to forming and maintaining positive relationships between home, school and the community. We often hear from parents that when they walk into our building they find it a very safe and caring atmosphere. Our annual Satisfaction Survey results continue to demonstrate this as well. In short, the people and the atmosphere make our school the safe, caring place it is where everyone truly is special!