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  • 2019/2020 Student Leadership

    2019/2020 Student Leadership

    Are you interested in Student Leadership?

    This year at Dickinsfield School we have opened student leadership up to all interested students, grades 7 to 9.  Our leadership team is all about Panther Pride and building community and school spirit.  

    Panther Pride is committed to planning one event per month such as dances, cultural events, a talent show, and various school spirit events.  The ideas will be generated by our talented and creative Panther Pride student leadership group as we progress through the year.

    Enjoy Panther Pride!

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Student Activities

    Dickinsfield's outstanding sense of culture and excellence largely stems from the wide variety of student activities we offer.

    From school events such as student recognition assemblies and cultural celebrations, to clubs, intramurals and competitive sports teams, Dickinsfield has got it covered when it comes to building a great cultural experience for all.

    • Student Leadership Team
    • Library Club
    • Games Club
    • Drama Club
    • Intramurals
    • Anime Club
    • Next Gen Men/Girls Empowered and Strong
    • GSA
    • Computer Club
    • Dickinsfield News

    Special Events

    • Grade Seven Welcome Day
    • Terry Fox Run
    • School Recognition Assemblies & Apple Days
    • Battle of the Panthers
    • Cultural Celebration Day
    • Career Presentations
    • Activity days
    • Grade Nine Farewell Celebration
    • Seasonal Celebrations
    • School Wide Dances and activities rooms
    • Various fundraising initiatives

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Ecole Dickinsfield School we are committed to creating a culture of continuous improvement in order to improve achievement. Through a strong collaborative framework, teacher capacity is developed through learning and working collectively with colleagues to create authentic lesson plans, engaging projects and meaningful assessments. Teachers work in subject teams to analyze and critically understand the essential learning outcomes of the curriculum. These key concepts are utilized when planning lessons or assessments which are used to gather evidence about how students are achieving in relation to the curriculum. Students learn from their assessments as a strategy in the learning process. Interventions are implemented for students at risk through a committed team approach of teachers, parents and students working cooperatively. Decisions are made with the best interests of students in mind and collectively involve the Dickinsfield community of parents, students and teachers.

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  • Inter School Athletics

    Inter School Athletics

    At Ecole Dickinsfield School we offer all of our students a variety of Inter School Athletics for all grades such as:

    • Outdoor Soccer
    • Indoor Soccer
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Wrestling 
    • Slow Pitch
    • Badmington
    • Cross Country Racing
    • Track and Field
    • Cheerleading

    If a less competitive athletic activity is more desirable, we offer lunch time intramurals to all students, such as:

    • Dodgeball
    • Floor Hockey
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Badmington

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    French Immersion provides students with opportunities to acquire and maintain language skills in French and English.


    • Develop language and literacy skills in French and English, and use both to communicate
    • Learn about French culture, traditions and celebrations


    • Proficiency  in English and French
    • Improved academic achievement
    • Improved communication skills in a student’s first language
    • Knowledge and appreciation of different cultures
    • International language certification opportunities 

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Principal's Message

 Welcome to Dickinsfield School 2019 - 2020!   Bienvenue à Dickinsfield!

I am excited as I look forward to the 2019-2020 school year.  This year will mark my first year at Dickinsfield School. I am honored to be taking over the reigns from Mary Butlin.  

As a new principal coming in, I will need time to meet with parents, students, staff and stakeholders. I need to hear from each of you about what needs to be protected and continued at the school, what needs to be discussed and considered, and what might need to be improved upon.  This work takes time and needs to be completed through collaboration. Please know that I value your voices and invite your input as we move through the school year.

Dickinsfield School gets its name from Punch Dickens. Clennell Haggerston "Punch" Dickins (January 12, 1899 – August 2, 1995) was a pioneering Canadian aviator and bush pilot. He was known as "Snow Eagle;" "White Eagle;" and the "Flying Knight of the Northland”.  Punch was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and moved with his family to Edmonton, Alberta in 1909. Rumor has it that his nickname of “Punch” was given to him by his aunt because his clothes wouldn’t stay down over his fat, little tummy!  Punch was enrolled in mechanical engineering at the U of A, but left school to fight in the First World War. He became a bomber pilot. It was claimed he eventually shot down seven enemy aircraft, earning the distinction of being one of the few bomber pilots to become an Ace.  His skills earned Punch the Distinguished Flying Cross at age 20 in 1919.  After the war, he worked at General Motors, earned a commercial pilot’s license in 1921, and then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served as Flying Officer. Punch then became a bush pilot in the Arctic and was responsible for many landmark flights where he often flew under conditions few others could.  Punch became a Superintendent in the Second World War and was responsible for training combat fliers. After the war, Punch went on to consult on aircraft construction.  Punch flew until he was 78 years old. He died in 1995 and will live on a man who made outstanding contributions to Canadian aviation.

This year our students are organized into Houses that are linked to our namesake - Eagles, Legends, Aviators and Aces.  The Houses will be involved in many school spirit events throughout the year. We hope to inspire our students persevere, work hard and demonstrate the intelligence, drive for improvement, and the desire to make the world a better place as Punch did.  Panther Pride is strong at our school!

I look forward to building upon all that is amazing about Dickisfield School in a spirit of continuous improvement.  Please know that I welcome your input!


Yours in partnership,


Cynthia Kelly, Principal, École Dickinsfield School

(P) 780-476-4646   (E) cynthia.kelly@epsb.ca