Big Lake Elementary School
Welcome to Big Lake Elementary! Located east of Williams Lake, our school is nestled in the beautiful Central Cariboo known for endless mountain ranges, vast forests, and numerous lakes. We have a unique advantage of offering our students access to and appreciation of nature and wildlife. Big Lake Elementary is a small school and we treat one another like family.
The emphasis here is on the development of social, emotional and academic skills for positive interpersonal relationships and for positive student attitudes towards learning. Throughout our school there is an atmosphere of easy friendliness and enthusiasm that reminds students they are welcome and that learning is FUN. Throughout the school year our school will focus on the Successful Learner Traits framework. The philosophical foundation of the 8 successful learner traits recognizes students’ success as a product of how-they-apply themselves, rather than what-they-know. The use of the framework is based upon a key shift of prioritizing competencies within all learning using the Traits to explicity teach students what leads to success. This reflects and aligns well with the shift in BC education and curriculum.
One of the key strengths of Big Lake Elementary School is its community spirit. This cannot happen without strong parent support, community volunteers, dedicated teachers, support staff and students. In order for a healthy community to develop, students need to be accountable and responsible. As a community based school, we look forward to partnering with you in the development of these characteristics and your child’s education as a whole.
If you would like to come and see our school as a visitor to the community or if you are relocating to Big Lake and would like to know more about the school, please contact us at 250-243-2255. We would love to show you our amazing school!
Mrs. Holly Zurak
Principal, Big Lake Elementary School