Lynn Fripps has seen much change since its opening in 2012. With a current population of 470 students, Lynn Fripps continues to grow in numbers each year. Currently, our population is 31% intermediate, (Grade Four and Five students), and 69% K-3, or primary students, with an 8% projected growth for 2017-2018. We currently have our largest Kindergarten cohort to date, with 85 Kindergarten students. Lynn Fripps continues to support a diverse population with various needs. 24% of the student population is supported by the English Language Learners program, 3% have Aboriginal status, and 5% are students identified with Special Needs.
The Langley School District works in partnership with the Township of Langley to support the Lynn Fripps community with a Neighbourhood Learning Centre which includes “Active Kids”, a program where children from the community participate in after-school programs. Other clubs offered to the community after school include Drama, Art, and Lego. Lynn Fripps Elementary is the home of Precious Moments Children’s Center that provides before and after school daycare as well as a preschool program for almost 90 children.
At Lynn Fripps, our goal is to create a safe positive learning environment for all learners to reach their full potential and create a positive legacy for the future. This vision coincides with that of the school district, working together supporting students from diverse backgrounds and communities so that they can develop their positive personal and cultural identity competencies.
Connecting our goals with the District’s Core Values of Integrity, Excellence, Courage and Community, we intend to build in our students the ability to self-regulate and work collaboratively which research suggests will lead to increased student engagement and academic achievement. This will also lead students to better be able to identify their strengths and abilities. This skill will allow students to contribute to the learning of others in the Lynn Fripps community. These actions will lead to the development of communication and social responsibility.