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Our School

Salt Spring Elementary

Be Caring, Be Respectful, Be Safe


Located in the heart of Ganges, SSE enjoys easy access to the local pool, public library, community theatre, parks, forests and beaches. Walking field trips are a big part of the school experience for our students. With two lush gardens, a garden program for every class, and an outdoor classroom, our school community is committed to providing outdoor, place-based learning opportunities for students. We have a dedicated PAC and enjoy partnerships with several community organizations including Big Brothers/Sisters, The Circle, and The Salt Spring Conservancy. SSE is a vibrant and dynamic learning community that is committed to ensuring students experience an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming school. We believe in delivering high quality curricular and core-competency educational experiences for students to support their pathway to ultimately crossing the stage at graduation with dignity, purpose and options.

Code of Conduct


EPIC School Plan


Late French Immersion Program

School Schedule and Calendar

Indigenous Education

Staff Class Sites and Supply Lists

Parent Advisory Council

Emergency Closure Information, Transportation

Attendance & Volunteering Information

Strong Start

Staff List

  • Shelly Johnson, Principal
  • Katharine Byers, Vice Principal
  • Maia Vaillancourt, Admin Assistant
  • Jill Schulze, EA
  • Cat Lightfoot, LIST and Librarian
  • Andrea Hollingsworth, ECE
  • Brandon Bronson, Music and Band
  • Christina Novak, Intermediate
  • Lani Siminoff, Intermediate
  • Katie Brown, Librarian and Intermediate
  • Kari Holmes, Primary
  • Rebecca Wall, Primary
  • Janisse Browning, Primary
  • Donna Kirkpatrick, Primary
  • Heidi Cameron, Primary/Intermediate
  • Tina Adair, CYCW
  • Matt Sedman, Intermediate
  • Valeskca San Martin, French Immersion 6
  • Charlotte Mitchell, French Immersion 7
  • Gabby Budden, EA
  • Emma Binstead, EA
  • Isabella Ruiz Recarei, EA
  • Georgina Sadler, EA

Contact us

112 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2K3embeddedimage.cc5eb72136.png

Phone/Safe Arrival: 250-537-9928

Fax: 250-537-1397


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