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Hugh Cairns V.C. School
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About Our School
​​​​Are you looking for a mid-sized elementary school with a stellar reputation for offering strong academic and diverse extracurricular programs, exemplary student-teacher relationships and outstanding community spirit?
Does your dream for your child include:
  • ​Opportunities for expression in the visual and performing arts, athletics and technology
  • Experiential learning in and outside of school
  • Overnight camps
  • Student leadership.
All offered in a safe, inviting learning environment where differences are honoured and risk taking is encouraged?
Proudly bearing the name of local hero Sergeant Hugh Cairns V.C., Hugh Cairns V.C. School has 50 years of academic excellence and community spirit. Hugh Cairns families speak proudly of their school. It is a great place to be. It is a school highly respected for its learning program and the individual care offered to the 21st century learner. 

Our school offers busy parents a mosaic of opportunities in which to be involved. Our physical learning environment is second to none, with recent renovations to our classrooms, learning resource centre, gym and improvements made to our school's landscaping. 

Our students reflect our home and school partnerships, which are forged to develop each child's confidence, competence and sense of contribution. In annual student surveys, our grades 5 to 8 students report liking their school, feeling respected by their teachers, supported and engaged in their learning, involved in daily physical activity, and having a sense of well-being at levels above the Canadian norms.
Our outstanding neighbourhood school is home to:
  • A Before and After School Care program​
  • Discovery preschool for three and four-year olds 
  • Full-day, alternating day kindergarten​ program
  • Grades 1 through 8 classrooms with regular, enriched and adapted programming
  • A learning resource centre with elementary, young adult and parent collections
  • Kindergarten to Grade 5 music and grades 6 to 8 band instruction with a music/band specialist
  • An outdoor classroom designed and built by parents and students
  • An Intermediate Functional Life Skills program
  • A School Community Council​ and Parent Council
  • A wide variety of extracurricular activities for students of all ages.
At Hugh Cairns V.C. School, we live our motto of Happy Children, Vibrant Community every day.

Come join us!