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Welcome to Overlanders School! We are delighted that you are considering having your family as members of this great community of parents, students and staff.


Our school is named after a group of adventurers seeking their fortunes as a result of news of the Caribou gold field discoveries of 1861. Looking at their maps, they decided that fortune was only a short distance away. Rather than risk the long boat trip around Cape Horn, the gold seekers decided to cross the prairies and Rockies by the most direct route. Men from St. Catherines, Ontario formed the nucleus of one party, while others were organized at Toronto, Huron and St. Peters. These men became known as the Overlanders of 1862. While stopping off at Fort Edmonton these men traveled on what is now known as the Victoria Trail.

Overlanders School was opened for classes in September 1981. It is bright and cheery and well planned for use by students. We encourage students and their families to enjoy their school, care for it and nurture it.

Principal's Message

Welcome to Overlanders School.  Nestled in the Northeast corner of Edmonton, we are a community based school serving children and students from Kindergarten to Grade 6.  We serve approximately 270 students with 30 professional, knowledgeable, and skilled staff.  We look forward to working for and with you as we strive to obtain outstanding results for all of our students.

We offer daily physical education, music, Grades 4-6 French as a Second Language and wireless and cloud based technology with Apple IPads, chromebooks, chromebases and windows based devices.

Overlanders School promotes respect and leadership traits of highly effective individuals.  At the school we instill in students Respect for Themselves, Respect for Others, and Respect for Property.  Throughout our daily work, we also promote the habits of:

  1. Being Proactive
  2. Beginning With the End in Mind
  3. Putting First Things First
  4. Thinking Win-Win
  5. Seeking to Understand Before Being Understood
  6. Synergizing
  7. Sharpening the Saw

As an engaged and effective school, we rely on the meaningful communication, collaboration, cooperation and compromise involving staff, students, parents and our community partners.  At the school we promote respect for yourself, others, and property and expect all students to do their best.

I look forward to working with and for you in the future.  Please call the school at 780-476-3361 for further information, questions or concerns.

With your support and involvement, we will have a successful and rewarding school year.

Your partner in learning,

Richard Lowe