About Us

Welcome to Delburne Centralized School

Principal - Jocelyn Pennock

Vice Principal - Tricia Simpson 

Delburne Centralized School is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Alberta’s Parkland, approximately 45 km east of Red Deer.  Our family-oriented school serves approximately 400 students from K - 12 who live in the village of Delburne and the surrounding area. Elnora School is our primary feeder school and we are proud to welcome Elnora students when they join us in Grade 9.

Our school mission is to facilitate each student’s success.  We hope that all students will experience a Quality Learning Environment in every facet of their education at D.C.S. Delburne School offers a full range of academic courses as well as opportunities for students to participate in work experience and apprenticeship programs. Additional help is available for students requiring it on both a short term and long term basis. Our staff is proud that we make every effort to promote the students’ academic, physical, social, and emotional growth.  

Athletics is a large focus and the Delburne Trojans have a proud, successful history of team and individual success.  We support a wide range of extracurricular opportunities that further connect students to their school. Our goal for the school involves having as many students as possible actively participating in an extracurricular activity.

We have an active Parent Advisory Committee, a monthly newsletter called the Trojan Tribune, regular assemblies to recognize excellence, a hot lunch program, a daily community-run breakfast program, and a strong core of volunteers. We look for opportunities for our students to be involved in the community and to give back the support they receive on a regular basis.  


  • To enhance students’ sense of belonging; mastery; independence and creative problem solving; and generosity towards others and the community.
  • To have students take increased responsibility for planning and time management.
  • To structure our school for flexibility in time, resources, and educational choice.
  • To increase student learning.
  • To improve communication with all stakeholders.


Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and share how excited I am to be joining Delburne School!

For the past 13 years, I have been dedicated to the field of education.  I have served various roles including classroom teacher, LST member, Student Services representative, Nutrition for Learning coordinator and most recently, principal at Elnora School. 

On a more personal note, I grew up in the Delburne area and attended Delburne Centralized School for my entire Kindergarten-Grade 12 schooling.  I have had several family members both attend Delburne School and teach at Delburne School so there is a great deal of history for me within the building!  I have so many incredible memories of my time at Delburne School and I feel so fortunate to have benefited from rural education.  I have three children ages 22, 21 and 18.  My oldest daughter is a Registered Nurse, my middle daughter is going into her third year of education and my youngest son is working on our family farm.  I am married to Bryce, who farms full time and we live just outside of Elnora.

I am truly honoured to be the principal in Delburne Centralized School and I am so excited to become part of this vibrant school community.  I appreciate the long standing history and traditions at Delburne School and I know that there is much to be celebrated.

Please know that you can always reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.  Your child’s education and well-being is very important to me and I am more than happy to talk things through over the phone or meet with you at the school to answer your questions or provide clarity if needed.  


Jocelyn Pennock
Principal, Delburne Centralized School


School Trustee

Our School Trustee for DCS is De Anne Hutchison.  The link to her bio is here.  We are looking forward to De Anne as our new School Trustee.