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Principal's Message

Van Bien Elementary School is located in an urban neighborhood within the city limits of Prince George in School District 57. It is nestled in a settled subdivision, close to the Fraser River and big box retail stores. Approximately 140 students attend Van Bien currently. When you walk through the doors at Van Bien Elementary School, you will find an inclusive and welcoming learning environment. Our school is proud to offer targeted support for all learners in addition to promoting social emotional well-being and academic success. Indigenous culture holds a strong focus in our school and we are concentrating on the Holistic Lifelong Learning Model. Van Bien supports our community’s youngest learners by offering IPALS (Indigenous Parents as Literacy Supporters) and other early learning programs.  Van Bien values parents as learning partners and our Parent Advisory Council is very student focused. Van Bien offers many lunch time and after school programs including, but not limited to visual art, drumming, yoga, skating, Lego, beading, and floor curling clubs for students in Grades K – 7.  A free daily breakfast program is offered to all students in an effort to support learning. Van Bien is a neighborhood school rich in community connections where events like the Ice Cream Social, the Pancake Breakfast and other seasonal events such as the Pumpkin Walk and the Van Bien Festival of Trees draw almost as many people as the neighborhood's Candy Cane Lane Christmas display. We welcome you to step inside our doors and see all that Van Bien has to offer.