Principal's Message

Welcome to Gilbert Plains Elementary! My name is Chris Barkman and I am honoured to be the principal of GPE!


Gilbert Plains Elementary is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 School with a population of 133 students. Through our school planning efforts, we have set goals to improve student learning in the areas of literacy, numeracy, as well as to promote sustainable development. We are committed to ensuring every child gets a quality education at Gilbert Plains Elementary.


Our unique environment enables the students of GPE to experience growth in academics, citizenship, and athletics. We offer a daily canteen to students and intramurals at recess.


At Gilbert Plains Elementary we are guided by: 


Our Vision Statement:

Where every individual Grows and strives for Personal Excellence!

Our Mission Statement:

As a school community, we are committed to providing every student a quality education in a safe, caring, engaging learning environment while embracing diversity, fostering leadership, and encouraging responsibility.

Our School Motto:

“We Succeed at GPE”


I feel privileged to be a part of such a outstanding school community. Everyone at GPE works diligently to help provide a safe and inviting space for every student to achieve personal excellence. Your input is always welcome and necessary.  Please contact me via email at [email protected] or call (204) 548-2822.  Thank you for your support of our school.