Valemount Elementary School is situated on the unceded ancestral lands of the Simpcw and the L'Heidli T'enneh First Nations. We are in the Robson Valley located in the small town of Valemount, British Columbia. Valemount has a population of 1,995 and is surrounded by the Rocky, Monashee, and Cariboo Mountain Ranges. It is a 20 minute drive to Mount Robson Park.
The community has an economic base of forestry, ranching, and ecotourism. Our school has a total of 127 students in Kindergarten through Grade 7.
Since we are situated in such a beautiful setting with mountains, rivers, and forests surrounding our school we try to incorporate as many of these natural wonders into our school curriculum as possible. We do many outdoor activities with our students throughout the year. Whether it is participating in bird watching at the marsh, rafting down the Fraser River, hiking up to Berg Lake, or simply sketching leaves in the nearby forest. We often take our students out to experience nature.
Restitution has been a huge part of our school for many years and we are now seeing the benefits of this staff initiative. As a direct result of this journey, we have experienced a change in our school culture, you can now "feel" the postive attitude of both staff and students when you walk through the doors of our school.