Principal’s Message

Hi.  My name is David Wellingham and I am thrilled to be joining Salmon Arm West Elementary School as your new principal.  I look forward to meeting you when we begin the new year on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

If your child is entering school for the first time, welcome to Salmon Arm West!  Kindergarten students will be doing a gradual entry starting September 4, 2019.

For all our new and returning families, again, welcome!  Students in Grades 1 – 5 will be in school from 8:20 to 11:15 a.m.  Buses will be running to take students home on this day.  As we hope to maintain open communication with you at home, please continue to check our website and read our newsletters for information regarding school activities and important dates.

At Salmon Arm West, we believe in providing a safe and nurturing environment where all students are free to learn, grow and pursue their personal best.  The staff and I are committed to the academic success and social development of your child and every student in our building.  You should know that, while I take my role as principal seriously, I believe elementary school should be a fun place to work and learn.  Schools where everyone feels safe and valued are schools that thrive.

Salmon Arm West is ready for the beginning of the school year!  Our custodial staff, clerical staff, and teachers have all spent many hours preparing and organizing the school and classrooms.  Thank you for your enthusiastic efforts and dedication.

Please accept my best wishes for an exceptional year at Salmon Arm West Elementary School.

David Wellingham