Welcome to

Erickson Elementary School!


Our mission is provide the skills and tools that empower students to dream, to care, and to become confident, creative builders of their own futures.

Erickson Elementary School is part of School District 8 (Kootenay Lake). We are located in the beautiful Creston Valley in south eastern British Columbia. You will find Creston at the geographic center of the Kootenays, on Highway 3, 28 km south of Kootenay Lake and 11 km north of the United States border. The mission of Erickson Elementary School is to provide the skills and tools to empower students to dream, to care and to become confident, creative builders of their own futures.

School District No 8 2015-16 School Calendar


How about that playground?

The playground has been open for business for several months now, and is getting great use from children young and hold!

So many volunteers have put in countless hours fundraising and installing the new playground equipment. Thank you all, from all of us!

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And our students!

Not only do they work hard every day, they help make the school a better place in so many ways. Grade 6/7 students handle the morning announcements and MC the assemblies. Grade 2/3 students take care of the recycling and bring the attendance records to the office every morning. Mrs. Blackmore, Nathan and his crew take care of the paper recycling. Every day staff members hand out “good deed cards” to children who make the extra effort to help each other and make our school a happy place. Great work everyone!

WITS logo


We will be starting our school with WITS program soon. For more information go to WITS




Principal’s Message

Well, here we are again – the start of another school year! I’m not sure who gets more excited about the start, the staff or the students. As I looked out at all the smiling faces during our first assembly, I was reminded how fortunate I am to have such a great environment to work in. I love my job, thanks to all the students, and all the great people I get to work with. 2015/16 is going to be a great year!

Rob Simpson – Principal