Our School

Grades Taught

Kindergarten - Grade 8

Principal

Mr. Trevor Van Someren

Administration

Principal:  Mr. Trevor Van Someren
Vice Principal:  Mr. Mike Daly

Introduction

History

     In January of 1946, certain school districts in the vicinity of Wetaskiwin were consolidated into the Camp Centre School which was situated on the present recreation grounds. 

     In 1957, a staff of eleven, including Principal Mrs. P. Blundell, and 221 students moved the Camp Centre School to a new school called Clear Vista on 12.2 acres of land.  There were nine classrooms, an industrial arts shop, a home economics room, an audio-visual room and a gym.

     In 1962, while Mr. W. Dawson was Principal, the west wing was added.  In 1966, with Mr. W.A. McGladrie as Principal, four classrooms including a science room, a library, staff room and a teachers' workroom were added to the east wing.  A playroom was added to the west wing, the I.A. shop was enlarged and shower facilities were added to the gym.  At that time, there were 399 students with 23 on staff.

     In 1985, a new gymnasium was added and renovations were carried out in the old gym to include a new library and a new band room.    

     In September of 2003 the present Clear Vista School was opened and the old school torn down. The new school was the result of a push for many years by former Principal, Mr. P. Holte, the parent council and the school board.

(School Colors - Blue and Gold)

School Description

The school population is comprised of students from within the city limits, primarily from the southeast quadrant together with rural students who are bussed from around the city of Wetaskiwin.  The number of students attending Clear Vista has remained relatively stable for a number of years and as a result, we have managed to maintain a population of over 500 students.

We offer programs for students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 and operate under a closed-campus policy.  This means that students are not allowed to leave the premises during the school day without the permission of both parents and staff.

Motto

"Inspiring Students To Be The Best They Can Be"

Mission

Clear Vista School is a positive and supportive educational community that inspires students to do their best, celebrates achievements and encourages lifelong learning.

Supply Lists

Kindergarten Supply List
Grade 1 Supply List
Grade 2 Supply List
Grade 3 Supply List
Grade 4 Supply List
Grade 5 Supply List
Grade 6 Supply List
Grade 7-8 Supply List
Life Skills Supply List

Programs and Services

Clear Vista offers an education program for students from Kindergarten to Grade 9.  All students receive instruction in Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science and Physical Education/Health.  Art and Music are also taught to students in Grades 1 to 6.  Junior High students are provided with opportunities to choose from several complementary courses.

The Junior High program includes complementary courses in Practical Arts and Fine Arts.  Courses are offered based on student interest, staff and availability of appropriate facilities.  The Practical Arts area, which includes Industrial Arts and Home Economics, is referred to as Career and Technology Studies.  Other possible courses are Band, Computer Studies and Art.  Band is the only one of these courses offered all year.  All other complementary courses are half-year courses.

Special Education programs are offered to students who require additional assistance in order to be successful in their studies.  A Comprehensive Counselling Program which focuses on the whole child, addressing student needs through proactive and preventative programming is also in place at Clear Vista.