• Welcome to Stz'uminus Primary School

    Stz'uminus Primary consists of our Bambi School wing (Jr Kindergarten-Kindergarten) and the Sh-xixnutun Lelum School wing (Gr1-3)
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  • Principal’s Message:

    Charlotte Sampson-Elliott, Principal of Stz’uminus Primary School, I am honoured to lead and be part of such a capable and eager new educational team! I know we will have a wonderful year of learning and fun which includes the input and guidance of our parents and community.

  • Our Mission

    To inspire students to be life-long learners while honouring Stz’uminus culture.
  • Our Vision:

    Guiding our important work, our vision of the future sees these aspects thriving in Stz'uminus Education:


    • Learning is open and accessible to all.
    • Students are actively engaged in their education and empowered to succeed.
    • Each individual student is supported, safe, and celebrated.
    • Everyone is responsible for student learning and student success.
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    • Positive staff members are embracing the collaborative approach to teaching, learning, and leading.
    • Centralized services are in place to enhance the SFN education system.
    • Our Pupils

      Over the last few years, our school has grown from 30 students to 110.

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    • Meals Per Year

      Due to our breakfast and lunch program, students are served healthy meals twice per day.

  • Our Classes

    Our school has seven dedicated classes
  • We provided seven classes with 12 to 18 children each.

  • Smaller class sizes allow for more personalized attention for students and better education results. Students become more actively engaged in learning than peers in large classes. Each of our classrooms has a dedicated Education Assistant to provide one-on-one support.

  • We have been educating children for over fifteen years. Our goal is to create a place that engages each child.


    • Comprehensive reporting on individual achievement
    • Educational field trips and school presentations
    • Individual attention in a small-class setting
    • Guided reading program as well as ECAM (Early Childhood Assessment in Mathematics
    • Hul'qumi'num Language program
    • Positive learning environment for your child
    • Learning & Fun

      Our school has access to a full size gymnasium, 2 soccer fields, computer lab, garden, forested play area as well as a playground and sandpit.

    • Healthy Meals

      SPS participates in a breakfast and lunch program that provides students with 2 healthy meals per day. Our school is a junk food free zone.

    • Friendly Place

      Fewer children allow teachers to get to know students, their distinct learning styles and needs, and more time with each student also means more time to address individual questions and explain difficult concepts to students.

    • Children Safety

      All of our staff members are WITS certified. The WITS Programs bring together schools, families and communities to create responsive environments that help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization.

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  • Meet Our Staff

    Our staff consists of seven teachers and seven assistants with experience in early childhood care.
    • Amanda E.
      Jr. Kindergarten Teacher
    • Jeanette S.
      Jr. Kindergarten Teacher/Education Assistant
    • Lesley L.
      Grade 3 Teacher
    • Brett E.
      Grade 2 Teacher
    • Beverly D.
      Hul'qumi'num Teacher
    • Shawna S.
      Kindergarten Education Assistant
    • Roxanne S.
      Kindergarten/Grade 1 Education Assistant
    • Kylie M.
      Education Assistant
    • Echo C.
      Grade 1 Education Assistant
    • Desmond P.
    • Marge J.
  • Contact Us

    Our postal address and contact details
    • Postal Address

      Stz’uminus Primary School
      3947A Shell beach Road
      Ladysmith, BC V9G 1K6

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: 1-250-245-0275
      Fax: 1-250-924-7036


    • Business Hours

      Monday – Friday
      8:15 am – 3:15 pm
      Weekend Closed