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Principal's Message

Welcome to the website of George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country BC, where our learning community is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Sylix people.

At George Elliot, our work is guided by the OECD 7 Principles of Learning. These principles are the result of meta data collated from years of research and studies in many countries. Essentially it is what we know to be true in education. As such, we recognize and understand::

  • the importance of putting learners are at the centre of their learning,
  • the social nature of learning
  • that emotions are integral to learning
  • individual differences
  • the importance of stretching all students
  • assessment is for learning (to guide further learning)
  • the value of building horizontal connections.
With this as our foundation the staff has crafted a Love, Learn, Thrive vision for each student at George Elliot. We believe that all staff and learners in our building should mutually feel supported, connected, valued, safe, and empowered. We believe that learning should be personal, engaging, relevant, and lifelong. And we believe that our aspirational goal for all our learners -  to thrive, is individual and includes their physical, social, emotional and personal wellbeing.

I am honoured to serve as the Principal of George Elliot and am proud to work alongside a team of dedicated professionals who are working to implement and live out this vision for each of our learners.


Mr. Cliff Schwartz