School Education Plan
School Improvement Plan-see under documents
Onoway High School has been serving the educational needs of the community since the 1940’s and began as a central site for high school education reaching out to many one room
schoolhouses in the surrounding area.
In addition to local Onoway youth, we are home to students from Darwell, Alberta Beach, Lake
Isle, Cherhill, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Rich Valley, Nakamun, Sandy Beach, in the east end of the Lac Ste Anne County.
The history of education in the Onoway Area is chronicled in a wonderful text entitled “In Retrospect: A century of education in Onoway & district 1904-2004.”
The school site that served students from 1960 to 2016 has been chronicled in a memory book, as all the painted wall murals were lost with the school demolition.
Starting in the 2016/17 school year, Onoway Jr./Sr High School will be hosting all the grade 8 students from the east end of Lac Ste Anne County, a common grade entry.
The 2016/17 school year is an exciting new era for the school as we start classes in the state of the art Replacement School Building. This two storey structure has numerous features designed to support all learners. It has a CTS wing supporting Mechanics/construction/Art Cosmetology and Technology. We have an amazing double gym with a walking track above, as well as a Fitness room facilty. There is a large central atrium with natural lght, inviting students to gather, visit and work or grab a lunch from the kitchen.
The second floor houses our Learning Commons, and associated student run Cafe.
Our School offers a wide range of programming:
1)Academic programming in all Senior high subjects including Calculus
2)RAP, Work Experience and Green Certificate programs
3)Fine Arts - Art, Drama, Class Band Honours Band, and Ensembles for both Junior and Senior high students
4)Career and Technology Studies (CTS)
Communication Technology/Construction/Cosmetology/ Foods /Mechanics
Junior High Students have access to Career and Technology Foundation (CTF) courses
5) Independant Studies- Sr . High
6)A Library Commons and Research Centre
7) Inclusive Education Programming
8) Personal, Academic and Career Counselling
9) Numerous team and individual sports at the Junior and Senior high Level
10) An active student council along with school clubs.
Empowering Learners is to empower Students/Staff/ Parents and Community
Empowering Students-Establishing realistic academic and behavioral standards for students to successfully meet.
Empowering Staff- Demonstrating quality teaching approaches to meet the needs of various learners.
Empowering Parents- Supporting parents as they guide their children through adolescence
Empowering Community - Encouraging connections between school and the larger community.
Empowering Learners is based on Relationships-Trust-Reliability-Effort
Empowerment is based on Relationships
Relationship are based on Trust
Trust is based on Reliability
Reliability requires Goal Focused Effort
Mr. John Lobo, Principal
Mrs. Amy Villneff, Acting Assistant Principal