10615 96 Street
Fort St John, BC V1J 3R3
Alwin Holland Elementary is located in the centre of the bustling community of Fort St. John, which is located in the beautiful Peace River Valley. Our school motto is T.E.A.M : Together Everyone Achieves More. At Alwin Holland we take a team approach to all that we do. We are proud of what we are achieving as a team, and we enjoy and find fulfillment in the work we do together. We strive to create a welcoming, warm, caring environment for all members of our school community. We value inclusion and diversity, and recognize and appreciate the role of humour in creating a healthy working and learning environment.
Alwin Holland has a student population of about 175 students. Our catchment area changed in September 2020, and we now have a very diverse population. Our parents are involved and committed to their children’s education. Many parent volunteers help out with classroom and school activities, and we have an active Parent Advisory Council. The PAC is valued for its support and contributions to the school and our activities. The broader school community and our staff are committed to building a positive and safe school environment which fosters learning for all students.
For funding purposes, Alwin Holland is designated as an “inner city” school. We receive additional funding for a school meals program and social equity programs. We offer a breakfast program and a healthy snack program for our students. Our lunch program and our healthy canteen provide nutritional lunch choices for students with the help of student and parent volunteers.
In September 2021 we will have a fully operational before and after school care program. Renovations during the 2020/21 school year have opened up the original gym space into a large, common area called the Clubhouse.
Alwin Holland is a K to 6 school with 8 divisions. We have 12 full- and part-time teachers. In addition to classroom teachers, we have a part-time learning assistant, teacher librarian, prep teacher, and Reading Recovery teacher. A school district itinerant counsellor, inclusion teacher, speech pathologist, and speech assistant also visit the school to help prepare and deliver services and programs to many of our students. We have a principal and a vice principal who are allocated 1.2 FTE administration time. Our support staff includes a full-time secretary, ten educational assistants, three lunch period monitors, an Indigenous Student Support Worker and a school meals program/canteen coordinator. We also have one full-time and one part-time custodian.
Our PAC and staff are committed to developing a strong sense of community spirit within our school. We believe this will enhance our students’ social, emotional, and academic growth. We work hard to involve students in a variety of activities and provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills in a number of areas.