Chalmers Elementary opened officially in April, 1970 by Honourable D. L. Brothers, Minister of Education. The first Principal was Alex Juk. Students attended the school as Heath Annex the previous year. Chalmers was a small school located at the end of a dirt road with only 16 staff and 14 classrooms. The dirt road was called Chalmers Road and the school was located on the site of the old Chalmers Farm. Chalmers is a Scottish name and the school originally used the colours (red and gold) and logo (the lion) featured in the Chalmers' family crest. In recent years, Chalmers changed its school colours to yellow and black to better reflect the new 'Stinger Bee' mascot.