Serving the town of Clinton and the surrounding rural areas, David Stoddart School is located at the
south end of the town. All classes are multi-grade, with a wide range of learners being accommodated
within. Students have a number of learning opportunities through direct classroom instruction,
connected classrooms, shared learning and distributed learning. The staff have been working to support
the social and emotional learning and development of students. The school is supported by a generous Parent Advisory Council that supports a healthy
lunch program, curricular and extracurricular learning opportunities and experiences. Early Learning
opportunities within the school include the Strong Start Centre and Cariboo Kids Preschool.
Our school population consists of approximately 100 students, with approximately 45% students having
Indigenous ancestry. The four local bands are High Bar, Whispering Pines, Bonaparte and Canoe Creek
of the Secwepemc nation. An Aboriginal Student Support Worker supports staff with the integration of the
local Indigenous culture and students to be successful at school. Despite the small student population,
staff at the school ensure that students have many diverse opportunities such as competitive sports
teams, and field trips.
The school plays a vital role in the community and is a hub for school sports teams, community clubs and
organizations. Community groups use the facilities regularly, such as the Pentecostal Church which offers Kids Night. In addition, local organizations rent the school for various
functions. Our secondary students frequently earn volunteer hours by working with local service
clubs. Events held at our facility include the Annual Seniors Christmas Banquet, Volunteer Teas and various
cultural events creating ties with the community. Visitors feel welcome and frequently comment on
our friendly students.