At Buckhorn Elementary we are grateful to be learning on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation whom have been part of these lands for at least 9 000 years. On Lheidli T'enneh's ancestral lands we honour them in their Dakelh dialect: Lheidli T'enneh hubeh keyoh whuts'odelhti. Nts'ezla hubeh yun ts'uwhut'i, ts'uzt'en ink'ez ts'unuwhulyeh. We respectfully acknowledge the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T'enneh, on whose land we live, work and play.
Buckhorn Elementary is a community school with students from multigenerational Buckhorn families that enjoy the warm, friendly and encouraging environment. Our teachers and support staff work to ensure all our students are successful. Situated on the outskirts of Prince George City limits, the school size and rural setting help promote a supportive family atmosphere. Parents are invited to participate. Parents are welcome partners in their children's education and form the backbone of the school. Parents are involved as helpers with the lunch program, fund-raisers for special events, and are welcome to share input into school operations.
Along with quality academic programs, Buckhorn elementary staff offer educational supports, a variety of extra-curricular activities, leadership club, social awareness events, and drama opportunities.
MISSION Buckhorn students learn to be BRAVE: Bold, Resilient, Accountable, Versatile, and Empathetic.
VISION Buckhorn elementary strives to provide a unique learning experience combining aspects of our rural community with 21st century technology, exploration of new places, and adventure play that prepares students to graduate with options.
We are proud to learn about our ancestry.
Children bring home an informative newsletter regularly or the newsletter is emailed to a parent/caregiver. Its contents include special events, field trips and activities that are happening in the school.
The regularity of the assemblies provides an opportunity for teachers to acknowledge achievement of students.
One of the most important ways of communicating with parents.
This organization has been very active in terms of fund-raising, special activities (e.g. Christmas Store). The group meets the second Wednesday of each month to advise on policy, receive progress reports and plan special events.
There are numerous special events such as the Christmas concert, basketball tournament, spring fling, annual sports day, regular field trips and cultural events.
We host "StrongStart" for students up to the age of 5 every Thursday afternoon from 11:15am to 2:15pm.