Principal’s Message

Greetings students and parents,

Welcome back to the 2023-2024 school year at Simonds/U-Connect! I’m very excited to be your Principal and I’m looking forward to an excellent year filled with learning and wonderful memories.

Our Mission:

The mission of the Langley School District is “to inspire all learners to reach their full potential and create a positive legacy for the future”. As a school we have focused on a simple social-emotional motto for our students and staff to aid in this mission. Simply put, it is to “Be Kind”. Through kindness, we at Simonds/U-Connect aim to create a safe and caring environment that helps students grow and develop to reach their personal best. We believe school should be a fun place with a serious purpose. Through a wide array of curricular and and extra-curricular activities, it’s our desire that every student feels a sense of belonging and is engaged in their education.

School Goals:

At Simonds/U-Connect, we have an Action Plan that is focused on the following Inquiry Questions:

Simonds (K-5) U-Connect (K-7):

  • Will adopting a balanced approach to literacy improve the reading and writing results?

U-Connect (8-12):

  • Will modifying our Moodle courses and having teachers partake in specific professional development activities to improve online teacher practices increase student engagement?
  • Does increasing student engagement increase our course completion rates?

Learning is not something that happens easily by itself, but is best approached as a team working together. This is part of another of our historical values of “doing whatever it takes for every student to succeed”. Our philosophy at Simonds/U-Connect is to provide hope and opportunity for all learners.

I hope you take a moment to review our website. I’m a firm believer in open communication, so if you ever have a question please don’t hesitate to contact me. We hope you have a fantastic year at Simonds/U-Connect!


Ron Stare, proud Principal of Simonds/U-Connect



Simonds Elementary and U-Connect

20190 - 48 Avenue, Langley
BC, V3A 3L4
Phone: 604-530-2361
Fax: 604-530-9671