Ecole Central Elementary

Ecole Central Elementary
10215 99 Avenue
Fort St John, BC V1J 1V5
Phone: (250)785-4511
Fax: (250)785-2810
Web: http://www.central.prn.bc.ca/

Ecole Central Elementary School of the Arts is a K-6, Fine Arts, dual-track school located in the heart of down town Fort St. John, in the beautiful Peace River Valley. We enroll a current student population of 390; 250 students are in the French Immersion Program and 140 in the English Program. We offer an early French immersion program, which begins in kindergarten and a late immersion program which starts in grade 6. Fourteen percent of our students are of First Nations ancestry. Our school has a staffing compliment of 17 teachers and 8 support workers as well a principal, and .5 vice principal, reading recovery teacher and a .5 librarian. Our school enjoys itinerant access to a range of services.

Some themes that characterize our school include a commitment to child centered learning through integrating the fine arts throughout the curriculum to ensure that all students reach their potential in learning. We believe that the arts are essential to the core of a rich and meaningful education. Collaborative planning is key to what we do at Ecole Central! We have an active Parent Advisory Committee and a very supportive parent community. This year our school will be focusing on developing the reading, writing and social responsibility skills of our students. We also dedicate much time to building teacher capacity in the fine arts; teachers are committed to our fine arts vision and, collectively, we are enjoying much success with these programs. We put on a large musical which involves about 80 students each year, and we have monthly fine arts assemblies, where classes perform for the school. Some exciting dimensions of our school are the fine arts strands that are being taught in primary grades by specialist teachers (dance, drama, music and visual arts) and drama and visual arts, which are taught by specialists to the intermediate students. We celebrate diversity in both languages!

Name Title Phone Email
Janet Haley Principal 250-785-4511 jhaley*
Broyden Bennett Vice Principal 250-785-4511 bbennett*
Heather Collins Secretary 250-785-4511 *
Secretary  250-785-4511 *      add @prn.bc.ca