Welcome from Marina Gijzen, Elementary School principal
Our Elementary School is home to children in Pre-k to Grade 5 (4 - 10 Years old). We care deeply about each of the children
with whom we have the privilege of working. We know that young children are intrinsically motivated to learn. Every teacher, teaching assistant and administrator supports each child to sustain this love of learning.
Our LCS mission Learn-Lead-Connect drives everything we do.
We create a stimulating environment where children develop strategies and understandings of how to think and learn, both academically and socially-emotionally. By inquiring and communicating together, we bring out the best in each other. Therefore, sharing our questions, thoughts and theories is a daily part of the learning process at Lincoln.
Every child brings strengths to his or her community. At LCS, we help them grow. Children are empowered to be courageous and curious members of their community – open-minded inquirers and thinkers. Building on their knowledge they can make principled decisions to care for each other and themselves. Students are supported in exercising their agency and become confident and capable to take student-initiated action.
We show compassion and empathy. We act to make a positive difference in the lives of others. We create a culture of mutual respect, acknowledging the rights and responsibilities of students, school and the wider learning community.