School History

Prairie Waters Elementary School is the first Rocky View Elementary School to be located in the Town of Chestermere.  It is located in the community of Westmere.  The site is adjacent to St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic School.  The two schools share the bus service, drop off areas and parking lot for the staff, parents, and visitors.

Prairie Waters is a replacement school for Conrich School, which served Rocky View students very well for 46 years.  Conrich School grew very quickly in its last five years and could no longer support the students and staff in a positive educational environment.  As a result a noteworthy group of parents known as the Parents In Action, along with both the school's and district's administrations, parents and the Conrich Council, lobbied the provincial government for a much needed new school.  Those efforts came to a realization with the completion of Prairie Waters.

Prairie Waters Elementary School opened its doors for students for Prairie Waters Schoolthe first time on September 3, 2002.


The name for Prairie Waters, came from the relationship to the terrain in the Chestermere area.  The name was selected after the contest was held to submit names for the Conrich Replacement School.  Prairie Waters Elementary School was the entry submitted by the Marjoram family.

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