Full school shift to online learning

Effective Friday May 7, 2021 ALL KINDERGARTEN to GRADE 12 SCHOOLS will transition to online learning. This is a temporary change and students will return to in-school learning on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 (following the Victoria Day Long Weekend).

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Our School

Grades Taught



Iron Ridge Elementary Campus is a 7Habits inspired school. We are located within the town of Blackfalds. In Blackfalds we have three schools that service our students Pre-k through Grade Nine. Iron Ridge Elementary Campus offers Pre-K-Grade 3 programs with an enrollment of approximately 500 students. We are located on Broadway Avenue just off of Highway 2A. 


Principal: Maureen Schlemko

Assistant Principal: Vicky Sahlin


Empowering Learners to Lead and Succeed


I.R.E.C.: A Culture of Excellence, A Community of Learners, A Community of Leaders - - A School of Choice

 A Culture of Excellence

  • Focused on student learning
  • Based on assessment for learning and instructional design
  • Empowering students for success
  • Creating a safe and caring community through the principles of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Covey).

A Community of Learners

  • Preparing independent learners for:

    • Critical thinking

    • Problem solving

    • Collaborating

    • Working in diverse teams

    • Applying technology

    • Leadership

. . . in the 21st  Century and for a Changing World      Trilling and Fadel (2009)

A Community of Leaders

  • Be Proactive

  • Begin with the end in mind

  • First Things First

  • Think Win Win

  • Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood

  • Synergize

  • Sharpen the Saw

                                                      Stephen Covey (2008)


How does IREC challenge and inspire each student to achieve their dreams and become a passionate learner prepared to adapt and contribute to a rapidly changing world? By providing learning experiences to support every child to embody the skills and characteristics of our mission statement. Whether benefitting from an IREC education for one year or five, every student is prepared for the future in the following areas:

  •        Critical Thinking

  •        Problem  Solving

  •        Collaborating

  •        Working in diverse teams

  •        Applying technology

  •        Leadership

Students will also graduate from IREC with developing skills in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:

  •          Be Proactive-I can choose my responses to others and take responsibility for myself.

  •          Begin With the End In Mind-I can make a plan and set goals.

  •          First Thinks First-I can be organized

  •          Think Win-Win-I can cooperate and share with others.

  •          Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood-I can see more than one point of view and be a problem solver.

  •          Synergize-I can learn from others and work in a group.        

  •          Sharpen the  Saw-I can learn my whole live, not just in school and fill my life with positive experiences

Education Plan

ACE Plan