Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,

It is a pleasure and an honour to serve as the Principal of Chalmers Elementary School. We are a dual track school located in the central region of North Delta, and have a student population of approximately 470 students. We offer a regular English K-7 program, and a Late French Immersion Grade 6 & 7 program. In addition to these programs, Chalmers Elementary also hosts a Strong Start Centre for pre-schoolers and their families, a private daycare offering before and after school is situated in our school building, as is a private pre-school.

Chalmers is a dynamic place to work, learn and play! Our staff are student-focused, and continuously work on developing a learning environment where each child has the opportunity to think, to learn, to seek answers, to be creative, and to grow into a well-rounded, independent, respectful citizen who will strive to achieve his/her personal best.

At Chalmers Elementary, we believe that learning is best achieved when there is a strong partnership between the home and the school. As a school staff, we can plan meaningful learning programs for our students, but, the ultimate success of these programs is dependent on how well we communicate these programs to our parents and our community. When staff and parents are working together to exchange information, and collaborate in the learning process, our students will experience greater success as learners. Chalmers Elementary welcomes parents as partners in their children’s learning.

The parent community at Chalmers Elementary is supportive, encouraging, and caring. Our Parent Advisory Council is active and meets monthly. They coordinate monthly food days, raise funds for the school, purchase and maintain the school’s Emergency Preparedness materials, and support the numerous extracurricular programs taking place a Chalmers Elementary. Our parent volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that the staff have the resources needed to provide enriched and engaging learning experiences for our students.

In closing, I look forward to working with the parents of the Chalmers community as partners in the learning taking place at our GREAT school!! Please stop by the school, chat, and share your thoughts about your hopes and dreams for your children!


Jeff McCallum