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L.Y. Cairns School was established in 1969. This Grade 7 to 12 programming is built on a foundation of literacy and numeracy with a focus on cross-curricular employability skills. Instruction and support is learner-centered. Our staff work collaboratively to engage students and develop students' competencies using assistive and instructional technology and hands on experience.


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Our school email is : lycairns@epsb.ca


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Principals Message

Welcome to L. Y. Cairns School, home of the Colts!

I hope you find our website informative and useful. L. Y. Cairns School, in my opinion, is truly an outstanding school. We are never satisfied and we are constantly seeking ways to improve for the benefit of our students, our staff, our school Division and our community. We are committed to the education of our students and working with them to achieve at their highest possible levels.

At L. Y. Cairns School, we are all about the success of our students.  We believe that it will take all of us (parents, staff, community), to be successful in providing our students with the best education possible. We pride ourselves in offering top notch academic and vocational programs which provide our students with amazing learning experiences with the goal of developing our students’ employability skills.

Our staff is truly amazing. In addition to their regular assignments, staff members volunteer to run clubs, coach teams, and organize activities before school, at lunch time and after school. They constantly go above and beyond the call of duty to assist students and meet all individual needs. Our staff has helped us to create a climate dedicated to learning, living and laughing!

Parents, I urge you, to be involved with your child. We are here and willing to assist in anyway possible, however, we need to have open lines of communication and work together to ensure a successful school experience for your children. School can pose some challenges but with us working together, we will certainly overcome them.

Students get ready for exciting, fun and rewarding times at our school. I encourage you to get involved with activities, and focus on your education and leave a legacy at our school. We are very interested in your results, not your excuses! Shoot for the stars! We believe that you are capable.

Again, welcome to L. Y. Cairns School. We are so proud that you are or considering being a part of our family. With us working together with optimism, enthusiasm and a sense of belonging as well as encouraging each other, we will take the education of our children to the next level. I look forward to getting to know you and developing a quality relationship that will foster success for all. 

Errol Johnson


Territory Acknowledgement

Our school and community are located on the original territory of the Papachase Band.  This is a traditional meeting ground and traveling route of Indigenous people including the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Metis, Dene and Nakota Sioux.  We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Metis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

We are bound together by Treaty 6 and we acknowledge that we are all Treaty people  and Treaty 6 signifies the agreement and relationship among Treaty people living together.