Principal’s Message

As principal of Suncrest Elementary, it is my great pleasure to work with teachers and parents dedicated to developing the potential of each of our students.  Ours is a welcoming community rich in opportunities.  In addition to excellent classroom programs, we offer students a strong athletic tradition, an in-depth and inspiring music curriculum, a chess club and many avenues in which students can provide service.   At Suncrest we encourage students to serve not only within the school but to help others beyond the school walls.

Parents are a vital part of the school community.  We invite you to take an active role in your child’s education.  Our Primary teachers appreciate classroom volunteers who assist with reading programs each week and parents with coaching experience contribute to our extra-curricular athletics.  We have an active and vibrant Parent Advisory Council which welcomes all parents to monthly meetings and to committee work.  Parent involvement in the School Planning Council is a key aspect of setting school goals.  Most importantly, our teachers have open and frequent communication with the parents of their students, seeking to keep the partnership strong.

At Suncrest we are committed to providing a strong academic program for all students.  Our School Plan is to increase K-7 students’ understanding, confidence and proficiency in fundamental math skills and in math problem solving.  Teachers have worked with classes to familiarize them with the BC Performance Standards in specific subject areas. The “Kid-Friendly” version of these performance standards can be found in the Parent section of the Suncrest Webpage.  Please refer to these standards when monitoring your children’s homework assignments. With your help, we hope to instill the habit of self-reflection and goal-setting in each of our students.

Through daily planners, monthly newsletters and the school webpage, we aim to keep you well-informed about homework, class activities, school programs and events.  I invite you to contact me by phone or email with any questions or concerns that may arise during the school year.

Thank-you for your partnership in your children’s education at our wonderful school!

Mr. Andrew Lee

Principal

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead