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Principal's Message

ronWe have exciting and innovative work ahead.  Opening a new school building comes with many opportunities and challenges.  Together it will be our mandate to create a school community that will bring our students, staff, families and other partners together in the best interest of our kids.  Our school culture will be built on the foundation of building solid relationships, supporting students, and the creation of a “School Community” that will serve all our students and their families.  Together we will set high standards for academics and citizenship for our students, and honour the legacy Svend Hansen created in his time with Edmonton Public Schools.

As the principal at Svend Hansen School, I am committed to ensuring your children have a safe and welcoming school environment in which each student can achieve to their potential, and become confident, contributing citizens of our world.  I look forward to meeting and working with you in the coming months as we work together to make Svend Hansen School a great place for all students.

Ron Thompson


Svend Hansen First Day

Welcome to the First Day at Svend Hansen School!

We are so excited to welcome our students and families on September 5th! The first bell is at 8:30 am and we are asking our famlies to arrive between 8:15 and 8:30 am. Our Svend Hansen Traffic App has great information about how to get to and from our school. Please try your best to follow the suggested routes. It would be best if parents could access the front of the school via 17 street and turn westbound onto 16 avenue. Leaving the school we encourage parents to travel westbound in front of the school then turn right on to 24th street to leave the area. We would like to see the same traffic patterns followed for pick up at the end of the day as well. Thanks for your cooperation.

We are also very excited to welcome Mrs. Clarice Hansen, Svend Hansen's wife, and Marsha Nelson, one of Svend's daughters to our school on September 5th. Mrs. Hansen and Mrs. Nelson will be here to greet the very first student entering Svend Hansen School. Parent need to be aware that media may be onsite between 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 5, capturing this event on film.


~Svend Hansen Staff

Please see the letter regarding the plan for recess safety during the final stages of our school construction.

Recess Plan


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