38430 Westway Avenue
Squamish B.C., V8B 0W4
Telephone: (604) 892-9394
Fax: (604) 892-3664
Email address: email@example.com
VCE School Goal
- If children develop deeper questioning skills, then they will be able to think more critically
- If children acquire a growth mindset, then they will be able to think more critically
Valleycliffe Elementary is a small community school consisting of about 200 students. It is located in Squamish B.C. and is part of School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky).
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Valleycliffe Elementary School opened its doors in 1977, but was officially opened on January 15th 1979 by Allan Williams, Minister of Labour. The first principal was Mr. Larcombe. The School Board Chairman in office during construction and planning was Mr. Fougberg, and the Vice Chairman was Mrs. Marchant. The Superintendent of Schools was Mr. Maglio and the Secretary-Treasurer was Mr. Ross. Teachers at Valleycliffe during 1977-1978 were Mrs. Walter, Miss Fisher, Miss Black, Ms. Anderson, Miss Edgecumbe and Mrs. Morrison.
Miss Black, one of the original teachers, taught here until the end of the 2001-2002 school year. We asked her what the school was like when it first opened, and she told us the school had no playground, only a swing set and a spider web. It went from kindergarten to grade 3 with about 90 students. The gym was half its present size. At that time, the Principal’s office was the staff room! We shared our principal with Stawamus Elementary, a nearby school.
The school expanded to grade 4 in 1978, when Mrs. Booth and Mrs. Wisnia, joined the staff of Valleycliffe. In 1981-82 several new classrooms were added so the school now included grade five. In 1991 a further expansion to grade six was made, and finally in 1992 Valleycliffe included grade seven. Presently, we have kindergarten to grade six classes at VCE.