Sheryl Tsiclas, Assistant Principal
Fultonvale is a Kindergarten to Grade 9 school located in a rural area neighbouring the Strathcona Olympiette Centre. We provide a strong academic program to students in all grades, and character education is embedded in our daily activities throughout the school year. Adjacent to the school are athletic fields, surrounded by wooded areas with trails utilized by students for cross-country running, skiing, and nature walks.
Our school community has an approximate enrolment of 447 students and 40 staff who get to know the students and families, and make an extra effort to understand and support student growth. Parent volunteers assist in all facets of school activities, from School Council to working with individual students during the day.
The library is located in the center of the school, containing a large collection of print and media resources including computer technology for Internet research. A Windows computer lab also allows students to use technology and provides them with access to high speed Internet. A second computer lab is located in the Career and Technology Studies area. All grades 6 to 9 classrooms have LCD projectors, and SMART Boards are located in every classroom for student and staff use. The James Taylor science lab, music room, and art room also foster dynamic learning opportunities.
The level of student involvement and leadership is what makes Fultonvale School a great place to be. Student Council plans a number of school-wide activities creating a sense of community within the school. Many special events and activities are ongoing throughout the school year. Elementary students experience growth in a variety of physical pursuits, including swimming lessons, ski trips for grades 4 to 6 students, and the track team. Junior high sports teams include volleyball, basketball, badminton, and track and field for both boys and girls.
Feel the H.E.A.T. (Heart, Excellence, Attitude, Teamwork)
To provide a positive environment where students are able to develop to their full potential. The school promotes lifelong learning and continuous personal growth and development for all students, staff, and families.
Our school motto "Feel the H.E.A.T." summarizes our basic beliefs. We feel every student, staff member, and family are part of a school that emphasizes "heart" through caring for each other, caring for ourselves, and caring for learning. The staff at Fultonvale demonstrate friendly and caring interactions with students. We make an extra effort to understand the students in order to help them and support them in their growth. Excellence is demonstrated on many levels: personal, academic, and athletic. The attitude of a successful Fultonvale student is one that embraces a personal responsibility for learning and behaviour. Teamwork among all stakeholders is vital for successful student learning.
Programs and Services
Knowledge and Employability courses (grades 8 and 9)
Daily Physical Activity (DPA)
French (grades 4 to 6, optional in grades 7 to 9)
Career and Technology Studies (CTS) - foods and fashion, building and construction, metal and woodworking, ceramics, and digital photography
Junior High Option Courses - art, drama, guitar, handicrafts, leadership, learning strategies, media studies, outdoor education, publishing, and recreation