About Our School - Viewlands Elementary
There has been an excitement in the air and amazing support for the past two years with the re-opening of Viewlands in 2011-2012. Viewlands has a rich history dating back to the 1950’s when it originally opened and found a way into the hearts of families and community members. It was and is becoming a very special place for students, staff and families.
Our focus for the school is on environmental science as we create learning environments where students use our schools grounds and Carkeek Park to develop skills and knowledge base, to expand learning beyond classroom walls, and to assure sustainability for themselves and the earth. We also have a strong emphasis on the Visual Arts with a full-time Art teacher.
Every child known, safe, inspired, challenged, empowered.
As a growing neighborhood school, Viewlands Elementary School is a place:
► That actively embraces all cultures and strives to build relationships where all students and families are known.
► That addresses social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs so that students feel safe and inspired to challenge themselves.
► Where children are given an educational foundation and opportunity to strive for academic and creative potential.
► Where our connection with the community, Carkeek Park and our exploration of the arts develops relationships with the environment and the world around us.
A 360º View
Principal Ota shares updates and perspective on Viewlands operations and activities in this monthly newsletter.