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  • Registration Information: 2017-18 School Year

    Registration Information: 2017-18 School Year


    Designated attendance areas for Roberta MacAdams School: Blackmud Creek/Southbrook, MacEwan, Richford and Blackburne

    On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, we will begin accepting 2017-18 Student Registration Forms for students new to Edmonton Public Schools living in our attendance area, including those children entering kindergarten. Completed registration packages must include confirmation of address (a minimum of two of the following documents: utility bill, lease agreement, property tax bill, driver's license). Registration forms can be dropped off or completed in our school office or emailed to us at robertamacadams@epsb.ca.

    Children who will be four years of age on or before March 1, 2017 are eligible to register in Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year. We will record your preference for the morning or afternoon class when you drop off your registration. 

    For more information about our kindergarten programming, including kinder tours and our Open House please contact Karen Keats Whelan, Principal at Karen.KeatsWhelan@epsb.ca.


    Current students will be able to pre-enrol through SchoolZone between March 13 and April 18, 2017.


    Students living outside of our attendance area will be able to register provided there is available space in planned classrooms. If the number of students who want to attend Roberta MacAdams exceeds the available space, new applicants from outside the school's attendance area are chosen by random selection (this does not include siblings of children currently attending the school).

    For additional information about new student registration and current pre-enrolment procedures, email us at robertamacadams@epsb.ca.


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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