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  • Mission
  • Principal's Message
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Mission Statement

  • To ensure that Stoney Nation culture, language, history and collective knowledge are passed on to each successive generation
  • To promote the highest standard of literacy-based education for Stoney Nation children and young adults in a manner that will facilitate participation in any field or endeavor they may choose
  • To provide all Stoney Nation children the opportunity to learn to speak, read and write in the Stoney language
  • To instill in children and young adults the understanding that education is a lifelong pursuit
  • To provide a holistic approach to education that addresses the cultural, social, economic, emotional, physical and intellectual goals of children and young adults
  • To provide and develop education policies that accommodate a rapidly changing world, and to prepare children and young adults to meet the challenges such change demands
  • To recognize that children and young adults are taught first at home, and secondly at school, and to recognize the importance of family involvement in the development and delivery of education services
  • To ensure that all school staff and students are drug and alcohol-free
  • To provide a safe and caring school environment that is free from physical, emotional, spiritual, sexual and verbal abuse (innuendo, gossip and rumour) and harassment

Principal's Message

Aba Wathtech!

Welcome back to another new year of learning at TaOtha Community School!

My Name is Brenda Turner and I’m excited to be back at TaOtha Community School as Principal. This marks my 15th year with the Stoney Education Authority as Teacher and Administrator. I am delighted to see the Staff at TaOtha, to be part of this learning journey, I welcome and value their positive energy and dedication to excellence in education.

Thank you to all who have helped prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to insuring that TaOtha Community School remains a celebrated and successful school is greatly appreciated. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

Brenda Turner
Principal, TaOtha Community School


Ta-Otha Community School opened its doors in 2009 for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The school was named after Ta-Otha, Peter Wesley, who has led his people to traditional territories in 1894 against Indian Agent's demand stay with in Stoney Reserve boundaries. This eventually became the Big Horn Reserve in the 1950's.