Hilwie Hamdon School in Hudson (The Palisades) will accommodate:
The Palisades is a collection of neighbourhoods in northwest Edmonton. Hilwie Hamdon School will be built in the Hudson neighbourhood and located on the northwest corner of the site, near the corner of 139 Street and Cumberland Road.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about attendance areas for Hilwie Hamdon School. We heard from some of you at our information meetings and from many more of you through our online survey. Please know your feedback helped us make our decisions.
The Superintendent has approved the following attendance area for Hilwie Hamdon School:
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We chose an attendance area that would allow as many students as possible to attend a school close to home, and we did our best to keep families and communities together. We were also careful to make sure the school doesn’t fill up too quickly while communities are still growing. This is a lesson we learned from opening other schools in new areas.
We chose to include the Cumberland and Hudson neighbourhoods in the attendance area because feedback from our attendance area option survey showed support for this in order to have a strong, local school. This attendance area will also leave enough room to allow new students moving into the neighbourhoods to attend the school as well.
Students living in Cumberland and Hudson who currently attend Caernarvon School in Kindergarten to Grade 5 for regular programming will be redirected to Hilwie Hamdon School and will no longer be able to attend Caernarvon School. This is to help make room at Caernarvon School, which has reached capacity. Students in the Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Program can continue their studies at Caernarvon School.
Every student who pre-enrols will get to attend their designated school. Hilwie Hamdon School has an open attendance boundary, which means that, if there’s still room at the school once students from the primary attendance area are accepted, students from outside the attendance area will be chosen by random selection.
The school will carefully manage enrolment to make sure there’s room for new students who move into the school’s attendance area, and we hope this will minimize the need to change attendance areas in the future.
For questions about the attendance area decision, contact the Planning department at 780-429-8539.
In February, schools start accepting registration for students who are new to the District. More information will be available in early 2017 including:
The new school in Hudson is named after Hilwie Hamdon, one of Edmonton’s first Lebanese Muslim immigrants who helped build the first mosque in Canada. The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the names of eight new schools at a public meeting on June 21, 2016. Ivor Dent and Michael Phair schools, which are opening in September 2017, were named the previous year. Read her biography or watch this Hilwie Hamdon video to learn about her outstanding contributions and achievements.