Principal's Message for Stevenson
Stevenson-Britannia is a community-oriented school, with approximately 250 Kindergarten to Grade 5 students. It is located in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division and serves the community bounded by Portage Avenue on the south, Ferry Road on the west, St. Matthews Avenue on the north and St. James Street on the east.
Stevenson-Britannia acknowledges that we are on Treaty One land, the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Cree, and Dakota peoples and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
Stevenson-Britannia is an innovative learning community that enables students to believe they can succeed in an ever-changing world. Our Mission Statement is "Learning, Working, Succeeding Together in Our Changing World". Our Motto is: "Being the Best We Can Be".
Stevenson School is built on a reputation of cooperation, hard work and perseverance. The staff, students and community have all contributed to this reputation. It is one in which we strive to continue and improve. We consider the parents of our students to be partners in the learning process. You are your child's first teacher. We believe in good communication between home and school in order to serve your child the best we can. Together we will direct our children toward good decision-making and life-long learning skills. We always welcome the involvement and suggestions of parents.
The original Britannia School was built in 1912. The north annex was added in the early 1950's while the south portion was added later. Due to fire, the original building was destroyed in 1980. Stevenson School was built in 1970 to accommodate the junior high students. The school was named in honour of Captain Frederick Joseph Stevenson, a pioneer in aviation and a distinguished pilot in World War I. The school remained solely junior high until declining enrolment caused it to no longer be a viable unit. Thus, the older students were moved to George Waters Middle School, which shares facilities with St. James Collegiate, and the elementary students were moved into the Stevenson building. In September of 1990 the school welcomed students from the English track of Assiniboine School. In 1995, Stevenson celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a big celebration of former staff and students. During the summer of 2001, the school underwent extensive renovations in preparation for opening in September of 2001 as a fully accessible school in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division.
Mrs. Jane Couch