About Dixonville School

Our Mission

We foster a safe, caring, and student-centered learning environment where students flourish and develop independence.

Our Vision

To be the first choice in education for our community's students and families.  

Our Principle Beliefs

-All children have talents, skills, and unique abilities.

-All children want to pursue their goals and dreams.

-A love of learning should be fostered for all students and staff, both formally and informally.

-Our school should support the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development of all students.

-Curriculum and instruction should challenge students academically; foster intellectual curiosity, provide knowledge and develop effective communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

-We foster inclusive education where all children reach their full learning potential and decisions are based on the individual needs of the student and founded evidence.

School History

The first school in Dixonville was built of logs by the people who settled there. They named the school New Prairie School and opened it in the fall of 1931. The inside décor of the school was sparse. Tar paper was used for blackboards, the desks were homemade and a big barrel was made into a wood burning heater. On the very cold days, the children and teacher would all gather around the heater and try to keep warm while they had their lessons.

From 1931 to 1934, children either walked or rode horses to school. Farm children walked as far as five miles to get to school. In 1934, the population to the south increased and a van was hired to transport the children to school. The Peace River School Division built a one-room lumber school in 1940. This school was used for Grades 1 to 6 and the old log school was used for Grades 7 to 11. Additional classrooms were added as the school population continued to grow. In 1958, the school had a staff of 10 teachers. It had nine classrooms, an auditorium, one principal’s office, one staff room, two storage rooms and a small kitchen. In 2001, the school was the subject of a major modernization project that has dramatically improved the learning environment and the overall beauty and climate of the school. Each classroom is equipped with four LAN computers and a TV/VCR. A CTS facility is available and equipped to allow the school to offer construction, mechanics, agriculture, design, communications and electronics modules.

Options

  • Art
  • Rocket Club
  • Work Experience
  • Computer Literacy
  • Drama
  • Library Skills
  • Homeschooling
  • Girl Guides

Activities

  • Badminton
  • Skiing
  • X country skiing
  • Volleyball
  • Snowshoeing 
  • Basketball
  • Curling
  • Track & Field
  • Student Council
  • Christmas Concert
  • Halloween Penny Carnival
  • Winter Carnival
  • Skating
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Spirit Days
  • Year End Picnic