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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).

Carnarvon School is a public elementary school located on the west side of Vancouver, British Columbia. Originally opened in 1955 as Trafalgar Annex, the school has a rich history of providing quality education to students in the community for over 60 years.

Throughout its history, Carnarvon School has provided a diverse and inclusive education for all students. In recent years, the school has made a conscious effort to incorporate an Indigenous context into its curriculum and to acknowledge the important role that Indigenous peoples have played in the history of the area. This includes regular cultural activities and events that celebrate Indigenous cultures, as well as the integration of Indigenous perspectives into the school's curriculum. Carnarvon School also works closely with local Indigenous organizations and community members to ensure that its approach to Indigenous education is culturally appropriate and respectful.

Today, Carnarvon School continues to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for students of all backgrounds. Our school is wheelchair accessible, and we are fortunate to have a universally accessible playground and outdoor school garden on our school grounds. Our vision of success for each student is rooted in the First Peoples Principles of Learning and is also articulated in our school’s Mission Statement: We strive to create a safe learning environment so all students can learn and contribute to the community.

At Carnarvon Elementary, we actively focus on enriching the academic, artistic, physical, social, and emotional needs for all students. We pride ourselves in the curriculum offered through the joint commitment of staff, parents, and our community partners. Our school’s diverse cultural population is honoured throughout the year with cultural celebrations and learning opportunities to help build community, respect and unity. As the school looks to the future, we are committed to building on our rich collective history. Learning ultimately involves patience and time; as a dedicated team, we will continue to foster a strong sense of community, cultural understanding, and academic excellence for all students.

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