Principal’s Message

Welcome to Suncrest Elementary School!

As principal of Suncrest Elementary, it is my great pleasure to work with parents, teachers, education assistants, and support staff dedicated to improving the life chances of every learner in our care.  In addition to excellent academic programming we offer students a variety of extra-curricular and service opportunities. We strive to create the conditions for all learners, children and adults, to be actively engaged in purposeful learning in a community of belonging that inspires an orientation to local and global citizenship.

Parents are a vital part of the school community and we invite you to take an active role in your child’s education. You may book an appointment with your child’s teacher in person (before or after school) or by calling the school office (604-296-9033). Please talk to your child’s teacher about classroom volunteering and be sure to participate in our Parent Advisory Council (PAC). All parents are members of PAC and encouraged to attend meetings and join committees. Please visit for more information.

At Suncrest we are committed to providing a strong academic and social emotional program for everyone.  We are in the process of developing school goals that support social emotional well-being for everyone – students and adults! You may wish to visit to learn more about social emotional learning at home and at school.

Burnaby Parks, Recreation & Culture offers several after school programs at Suncrest. Visit their website for schedules and registration.

We do not offer before or afterschool care but Burnaby Neighbourhood House uses one of our classrooms to provide this service. To inquire please call 604-430-9562.

You may wish to visit BC Childcare at

 Thank-you for your partnership in your children’s education.

Ms. Lori Driussi