Kerrobert Composite School is comprised of approximately 175 students and 25 staff members. A large number of our students live within the town limits and we have four different bus routes that transport rural families. We offer a wide variety of sports, extra-curricular activities, and volunteer opportunities at our school including football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, track and field, drama, Student Leadership Council, the Tinker Tuesday club, and Meals on Wheels.
We have 13 teachers on our teaching staff and offer a wide variety of core classes and electives. Students and families receive support through a variety of services provided through Living Sky School Division for Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Counseling and Educational Psychology. This is in addition to support offered by other curriculum consultants.
THE HISTORY OF KERROBERT COMPOSITE SCHOOL
In the year 1959, a new high school was built in Kerrobert to accomodate all the rural children in the area. It had a modern gym, library, home ec. room, and a science lab. The school was known for its track and football field, called the "Bishop's Bowl". It was called the Kerrobert High School.
In 1968, the high school was renamed the James Charteris Composite High School in honour of Mr. James Charteris, who retired from the Kerrobert School Unit Board after 22 years of service. It schooled grades 7 to 12 until 1989 when the Mary Rodney closed down and K to 6 joined the high school. At this time, they renamed the school the Kerrobert Composite School but called the library the Mary Rodney Library and the gym is known as the James Charteris Gymnasium.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL...
Before the Kerrobert High School was built, there was a number of schools that were built in Kerrobert. Most of these were rural schools for farm students but there was also a few different school buildings in Kerrobert over the years. These schools were:
An unusual tradition with our Grade 12 class every year is to design their name on the "graffiti barn". This barn is owned and used by Vern Smith and it has even become an attraction in Kerrobert! The barn is located just outside of town on the Luseland Highway. People have been writing on the barn since 1977.