Principal's Message

  • Welcome to our School!

    St. James and St. Ann’s Catholic Elementary is a vibrant and welcoming school community that serves the needs of K-7 students in the Abbotsford area. It is with immense joy and a warm heart that I welcome you to our Catholic school community. It is both an honour and a blessing to introduce myself as the Principal of our school.

    Guided by my unwavering commitment to the principles of Catholic education, I am thrilled to be a part of this nurturing community where faith and knowledge intertwine to shape the leaders of tomorrow.

    St. James and St. Ann’s is a wonderful place to teach and learn!  Our teachers are committed to a Christ-centered, high-quality learning experience that focuses on the individual needs of each student.  At St. James and St. Ann’s, we strive to promote the development of the whole child – spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.  We are fully committed to providing the best educational program for our students, and developing the full potential of each child.

    We are dedicated to offering a wide range of educational experiences.  Our academic program follows the Redesigned BC Curriculum and our teachers maintain high, yet realistic expectations for their students.  Our teachers are supportive of the diverse learning needs in their classrooms, and use instructional strategies that engage all learners.  We have an exceptional staff that cares deeply about the children entrusted to them.  Collectively, as a staff, we strive to create a positive, safe and caring learning environment where everyone is welcomed and respected.

    We also offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities.  All of our extracurricular activities seek to fulfill our mission to develop the whole child, have an inclusive philosophy and provide the children with an opportunity to connect with their peers while having fun.

    We are a regional school, drawing students from and supported by the following four parishes:  St. James Parish, St. Ann’s Parish, Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish and St. Joseph’s Parish in Mission.  We also have students in our school from a variety of other parishes in the Fraser Valley.  Our school prides itself on the fact that we are more than just a school – we are a community.  Parents are an integral part of our community.  Thank you parents for all that you do!  Your participation through volunteer opportunities, fellowship and prayer help to make St. James and St. Ann’s such a wonderful place to be.

    I would like to thank you for your support and encouragement.  You have entrusted us with the care of your most precious gift, your children.  I look forward to working together to ensure that St. James and St. Ann’s Catholic Elementary School is an outstanding place to learn and grow.

    Julie Lee
    St. James and St. Ann’s Catholic Elementary School