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With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation).

Situated on the lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm|Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh|Squamish & səlilwətaɬ |Tsleil-Waututh Nations, Bayview School is located near the site of a former Musqueam village called iy'a'l'mexw. The school enjoys a location within walking distance of Jericho Beach Park and 4th Avenue and Broadway. Surrounded by a mix of single dwelling and multi-dwelling homes, the school is an integral part of the community.

Bayview has a current population of 277 students and 37 staff. In addition to the educational program that is available to the students who live in the neighbourhood, the district CORE program is also part of our learning community. Originally constructed in 1914, Bayview School underwent a comprehensive rebuild, symbolizing a commitment to modernity while preserving the historical essence of the community. The school proudly reopened its doors in 2023, providing students with a contemporary learning environment that incorporated elements of the original building.

Bayview School thrives with the support of an outstanding school community. Our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) takes the lead in coordinating events and fundraising initiatives for the school. Their efforts have significantly contributed to financing crucial elements such as our new playground, the gym score clock, and the development of the grass field. All Bayview families are warmly welcomed and encouraged to actively participate in our vibrant school community.

Bayview School is an engaging community where various activities and programs are offered as a means of increasing belonging and connection to the school. Unique to our school, are weekly student-led assemblies, where student achievement is celebrated through performances and slideshows. Run by a dedicated volunteer, the Knitting Club is one such example, bringing together individuals who share a passion for knitting. The commitment to literacy is evident in the One-to-One reading program, emphasizing personalized support for students. Students are also welcome to join the parent-led choir or take part in various extracurricular sports. Through school-wide drumming, Coast Salish weaving, and Orange Heart day art, students are gaining a greater appreciation and understanding of the richness of local Indigenous communities.

Beyond the classroom, Bayview engages in initiatives like the Terry Fox Run, instilling a sense of community service and participation in charitable events. In-class field trips, both run by UBC student volunteers and paid options, provide hands-on learning experiences. The diversity of experiences extends to guest speakers, government officials, and local artistic performances who contribute to a well-rounded education.

The strong collaboration between Bayview School and the Jericho Kids Club (JKC), before and after school care, emphasizes a holistic approach to child development, ensuring support before and after school. This

interconnected web of activities and partnerships underscores Bayview School's commitment to fostering a well-rounded, supportive, and dynamic community for its students.

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