James Hill Elementary is located in Murrayville, just south of the Fraser Highway in the Township of Langley. The school is centrally located in an attractive residential area bounded by a green belt to the south and a large park/playing field complex just to the east. The school is 22 years old and presently has a population of approximately 300 students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 5, which includes a district class (parent choice) for low incidence students. There is also a daycare/preschool and a Strong Start Centre on site.
We have a school with a strong sense of community and inclusion. The school staff has an established culture of professionalism with high expectations for student learning. The parents are very supportive of the school and take an active role in their children’s education. The school has a number of outstanding opportunities for students including student leadership, fine arts, high levels of intervention support (including Reading Recovery), technology initiatives (including a mobile Mac lab, document cameras, iPads, and Smart Boards), a comprehensive music program, and a strong athletic program.
At James Hill, we will work together as a community to:
- Create the conditions for students to become respectful, responsible and caring citizens;
- Foster a positive learning environment that encourages critical and creative thinking;
- Inspire and guide students to fully develop their whole person, leaving our school as confident and capable learners.
The core skills we value and want to see in all our learners are: