About Our School

Grades Taught



I.V. Macklin Public School is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school with 285 students and 44 staff. The school is located in the Crystal Heights community of east Grande Prairie and opened in 2000. I.V. Macklin Public School boundary students transition to the Grande Prairie Composite High School for Grade 9.

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Our School is named after I.V. (Irvin Victor) Macklin who has the distinction of being one of the first school teachers in Grande Prairie. I.V. Macklin's Biography.

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Who we are!

Our staff and students work together to create a safe learning environment, fostering active citizenship, driving lifelong learning and career development.

​Kindergarten to
 Grade 8
​283 Students ​42 Staff

Principal's Message

Welcome to I.V. Macklin!

The members of the school administration team, Mrs. Charlene Wold and I, along with our school staff, are looking forward to another great year working with you and your children.

Since beginning my role as principal in 2011, I have enjoyed getting to know the students and their families. You should be proud of the children you are raising. As I learn more and more about this great school, I become even more excited about the years ahead. This school community has outstanding students, a fabulous staff, and supportive and caring parents. Thank you for all you do to support your children and our school.

We are looking forward to working with you and your children this year. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have a question or if there is some way we can help make your child’s experience at I.V. Macklin Public School the best it can be.

Mrs. Tracey Farn


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​School Council our Partners in Education 

Information on how parents can get involved in the School Council can be found HERE

Meets the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m.
School Council Chair contact information and meeting information can be found HERE

At I.V. Macklin Public School we...

…have a dedicated and professional staff who care about students and work hard to develop positive relationships and a sense of belonging for our children. Our school community works to create a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment which respects diversity. Success for our students is defined by their ability to reach their own personal excellence regardless of physical, emotional, or academic ability. 

Our teachers are committed to addressing the needs of all the students at IV Macklin to help our learners reach their fullest potential. We focus on providing authentic, relevant, and meaningful learning experiences which serve to instill the 21st Century skills required to thrive in our ever-changing world. At IV Macklin Public School, we believe in 'Making a Difference', which is our school motto. Our children know even one small action can have a large impact. With many opportunities to participate in social justice, citizenship and leadership activities, our students grow as positive, contributing members of our school and the global community, and are encouraged to be a positive voice for growth and change.

We have a strong literacy and numeracy focus within our school. Teachers collaborate regularly to review multiple sources of student data, which drives their planning and programming focused on the needs of their students.  

We are excited to be offering Grade 5-8 Music Programming beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. We recognize the importance of music education as a part of an innovative academic experience for our students. This Program of Choice offers students enhanced music programming which inspires curiosity, increases confidence, embraces creativity, and develops a sense of personal achievement.  

Our School Education Plan is focused on:

Priority: Teaching and Learning
Outcome: Planning, instruction and assessment is responsive to the learning needs of every student.
Outcome: Timely and specific feedback supports student learning.

Priority: Inclusion
Outcome: IV Macklin School is an inclusive learning environment which ensures our school community feels welcomed, cared for, respected and safe.
Outcome: Social, emotional and learning strategies support students' strengths, learning challenges and areas for growth.

To see our full School Educational Plan and Results Report - Click HERE

Programs of Choice Offered at I.V. Macklin Public School

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KinderPAL is an early learning Program of Choice for kindergarten-age students in GPPSD schools. The Play and Learn experience is programming in a classroom setting where students experience peer-based play as they continue developing and growing their knowledge. 

Students will experience full school day learning with kindergarten programming for half their time, and the other half is KinderPAL. It follows the school’s full-day bell schedule and calendar. A certified teacher provides kindergarten curriculum instruction, and a KinderPAL Instructor provides KinderPAL programming.  

See more information about KinderPAL by visiting the Grande Prairie Public School Division site.
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Music Program Grade 5-8 provides students the opportunity to be part of an inclusive and vibrant community.  All students are supported through quality programming which inspires curiosity, increases confidence, embraces creativity, and develops a sense of personal achievement.  Our music program creates a community rich with diversity and collaboration which encourages lifelong learning.

See more information about Music Program Grades 5-8 by visiting the Grande Prairie Public School Division site
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