Merry Christmas!

We wish every member of our FLVT community a blessed and Merry Christmas.  Traditionally, our elementary classes perform a Christmas Concert every two or three years.  Unfortunately, we could not host a Christmas Concert this year due to various pandemic restrictions. So instead, we have a collection of video performances to share with you.  A huge thank you to our students and our elementary music teachers (Mrs. Martin-Wersink, Mrs. Rogers and Miss Wright.  The first video is the collection of all the performances, and the second link is to a playlist of performances.

Please click on the playlist icon in the top right-hand corner.

We hope you enjoyed the performances.

Merry Christmas!

Draft Curriculum Changes – Update

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the new draft curriculum. Please see the below message from our Minister of Education regarding changes to the draft curriculum:

December 13, 2021

Thanks to the important feedback we have received from Albertans on the draft Kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum, Alberta’s government is taking significant steps to strengthen the draft, adjust the timelines for implementation and move forward on a new curriculum for elementary students. You can read more or watch today’s news conference online.

In recognition of the unique pressures the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on students, teachers and families, we are making changes to curriculum implementation timelines. New curriculum in three subjects will be the focus of province wide implementation in September 2022: English Language Arts and Literature, Mathematics, and Physical Education and Wellness.

Implementing a strong English and Mathematics curriculum will help our younger students, whose learning may have been disrupted during the pandemic, to build strong foundational reading, writing and numeracy skills. Physical Education and Wellness curriculum will support early learners with wellness in response to the pandemic and introduce them to financial literacy skills. Prior to implementation in September 2022, the draft Mathematics curriculum will be updated this spring to reflect the ongoing feedback we receive.

To help set the course for successful implementation, the government will seek advice from an advisory group of education and curriculum experts early next year. This group will also provide recommendations on implementation strategies for the remaining K-6 subjects.

Based on feedback from Education partners, piloting school authorities and Albertans, we have made content changes to English Language Arts and LiteraturePhysical Education and WellnessFine Arts (Music) and Science curriculum to add clarity and strengthen the content. All other subjects, including draft French language curriculum, will also be updated and new drafts will be released in the spring.

In response to the substantive feedback we have received about Social Studies, we have developed a draft design blueprint that outlines scope and sequence and lays out a plan to make curriculum content changes. This draft blueprint and what we hear from Albertans in the new year, will inform a new draft Social Studies curriculum that will continue to make sure students learn historical content, build civic skills, explore First Nations, Métis and Inuit and Francophone perspectives and learn about different cultures and communities. We will also continue to work with you and other stakeholders to gather feedback that will inform revisions to First Nations, Métis and Inuit and Francophone perspectives in subject areas outside of Social Studies.

There will be new engagement opportunities where Albertans can provide their feedback on the updated draft content, as well as the design blueprint for Social Studies, starting in January 2022. Virtual information sessions will also be offered starting this week. Please encourage your school communities to register for the virtual sessions and sign up to find out about new engagements when details are available at

In the spring, we will carefully consider feedback from all engagement opportunities and classroom piloting to finalize the Social Studies design blueprint. This will be released with the updated drafts of other subjects. Please read the updated curriculum on new.learnalberta, share these links with your school communities, and visit the main website:

On behalf of Alberta’s government, thank you for the extensive and thoughtful feedback you and your school communities have provided. I am confident that, together, we can continue to develop an updated curriculum for elementary students that will provide them with the knowledge and skills they need for their future success.


Adriana LaGrange

Minister of Education

Last Week 2021

For the last week of school before the Christmas break, we have a variety of Christmas fun activities planned for our students.  Here is a listing of what we have planned:

  • Monday:
    • Elementary Classes – Christmas Pancakes (sponsored by School Council)
    • Elementary Classes (K to 3) – Pds. 7-9 – Outdoor games.
    • Tuesday:
      • Elementary Classes (4 to 6) – Pds. 7-9 – Outdoor games.
    • Wednesday:
      • Jr. High Classes – Christmas Pancakes (sponsored by School Council)
      • Christmas Hat/Sweater Day
    • Thursday:
      • Hot Chocolate in the AM
      • Red and Green Day
    • Friday:
      • Our traditional Christmas Bingo
      • Students will be in homeroom for various activities.

Merry Christmas!

Southland Bussing Update

December 9, 2021

Good day families of students riding the VT W3 Bus,

As you are no doubt aware, a significant bus driver shortage exists across Alberta that has been impacting the VT W3 over this past week.

Rather than providing daily notifications, we wanted to let you know that a 15-minute delay is expected for the morning run of the VT W3 from now until the Christmas break begins.  

Southland continues to actively seek spare drivers and is currently training new drivers who should be ready to serve after the Christmas break. We anticipate that these efforts will alleviate many of the delays that are impacting several routes.

Additional updates will be provided when new information becomes available.  In the meantime, thank you for your understanding and patience.


FLVT School

Draft Curriculum Survey Results

Thank you to all those who shared their thoughts regarding the current Draft K-6 Curriculum in October 2021.

A summary of the results has been prepared, please see the below document:

To view all of the comments provided by our community, please visit:

Thank you.