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  • Transportation to Roberta MacAdams School

    Transportation to Roberta MacAdams School

    Elementary students living in Blackmud Creek/Southbrook are considered to be within walking distance of the school and are not eligible for yellow bus service to Roberta MacAdams School.

    Elementary students living in MacEwan, Richford and Blackburne are eligible for yellow bus service to Roberta MacAdams School.

    To apply for yellow bus service:

    Yellow Bus Fees

    Kindergarten - No Charge

    Grades 1 through 6 - $30.00 per month or $240.00 per year

    In the event a monthly bus pass is lost or stolen, a replacement pass is $6.00. For more information, visit http://epsb.ca/schools/gettoschool/ or contact Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.

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     Children learn and grow in safe, caring and open family, school and community contexts which nurture their curiousty, interests and strengths and provide them multiple pathways to success. The image of a child as strong, resourceful, capable and contributing inspires an entire school community to honour each individual's growth and potential.

    At Roberta MacAdams School, a dedicated team of professionals has been chosen to lead and support each child's learning journey and personal growth.

    Rich professional learning opportunities will enable staff to engage in ongoing professional reading and dialogue, collaborative planning and reflective practice to provide the best possible learning experiences for the children in our care. It will be our collective commitment to work closely with families and our community to build a school where every child, every day is nutured. 

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  • Student Leadership

    Student Leadership

    Christmas Carepack Campaign

    Our grade six and grade one students worked together to box up all of the items graciously donated across Roberta MacAdams School to support youth at risk  in our city. We are so grateful to our children and families for wrapping around this important initiative. Leadership is about service to others and we are so proud of all of our students at RMA. You are simply awesome!




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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    School clubs and extra-curricular activities are created by students, parents and teachers and draw on the skills and interests of our school community. In the opening four months of the school year, children have participated in Art Club, Basketball and Ball Hockey Clubs, Drama Club, Choir and Prop Creation. We are looking forward to seeing what new interests emerge in the weeks and months ahead!

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Dear Families,

                                “Deep within all new beginnings,
                                                        there breathes a song of hope.”    ~Flavia

My appointment as principal of Roberta MacAdams School is a tremendous honour and a dream come true. The opportunity to vision and build a school from its very beginnings, with the input of a dedicated community of people, is a beautiful gift that holds great promise for all involved. I am so excited to meet all of you in the days, weeks and months ahead!



On March 4 I toured the new school for the first time. You can check out the construction photos below.  

Principal's Message

Karen Keats WhelanReading Debbie Marshall’s compelling biography of Roberta MacAdams, Give Your Other Vote to the Sister, deepened the tremendous sense of responsibility I feel toward leading this school community. Roberta MacAdams  exemplified service to others through her courage, commitment, compassion and deep appreciation of the value of community. Her contributions are a  significant part of our identity and history in Alberta, and I am forever grateful  to Debbie Marshall for “reclaiming the life” of an ordinary Canadian woman  “who stepped out and did something extraordinary.” 

           Courage      Commitment      Compassion      Community

As principal of Roberta MacAdams School, I come to your community as both a mother of two boys and as a dedicated educator. I have always been profoundly aware of the trust and faith parents and caregivers place in the school and in those who care for their children. Please know that your child will always be at the heart of our “shared work” at Roberta MacAdams School.  I look forward to our “new beginnings” on this shared journey and the unimaginable possibilities this inspires!

Karen Keats Whelan, Ph.D.

“Child, give me your hand
That I may walk in the light
Of your faith in me.”

                           ~Hannah Kahn