Our School

Education Plan

To view the Ponoka Elementary School ACE Plan for 2023-2024 please CLICK HERE.


Ponoka Elementary School is the second largest school in Wolf Creek with over 600 students from PreKindergarten to Grade 6. The school was recently modernized and boasts a unique design that encourages collaborative teaching and learning. Our staff promote purposeful technology integration and active, healthy lifestyles for all our students while we strive to reach our personal goals through a supportive network and personal dedication.Our Location

Ponoka Elementary School is located in Ponoka, Alberta, Canada. Ponoka is located 35 minutes northeast of Red Deer and 50 minutes southeast of Edmonton. Ponoka is located near the Highway 2 corridor in Central Alberta. Ponoka Elementary School is part of Wolf Creek Public Schools #72 which consists of 7200 students in 30 school locations throughout the division.

Our Community

Ponoka is a small but growing town located in Central Alberta. Ponoka offers many city amenities without traffic congestion and a higher cost of living. Families and individuals of all ages take advantage of Ponoka’s affordable homes and benefit from tax and utility rates that are among the lowest in Alberta. The community of Ponoka boasts many recreational activities including an indoor pool, skating arena, curling rink, tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, mini-golf, walking paths, golf and of course, a world class stampede!


Nathan McEntee - Principal 

Jay Cottell - Assistant Principal

Shelagh Hagemann - Assistant Principal

Donna Monks - School Social Worker

Shelley Stebner - Administration Assistant

Candi Wright - Administration Assistant


'A Community Where Learners Come First"


Ponoka Elementary School is committed to creating an environment that engages students in academic work as critical thinkers and problem solvers, promotes physical activity and creativity and is sensitive to the social and emotional well-being of all students.


  • We believe students are deserving of a dedicated and caring staff
  • We believe staff, students and parents are responsible for positively contributing to our school and community culture
  • We believe in the importance of positive, encouraging, inclusive, and engaging learning environments
  • We believe in professional, open, and honest communication that is clear and concise