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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).

Students who attend Champlain Heights Annex Elementary are drawn from a catchment area of moderate to higher density housing, consisting of townhouses, single family homes, housing cooperatives, rental and subsidized housing. 

Champlain Heights Annex has 5 divisions with 94 students from Kindergarten to grade 3.  Almost 40% of our students are English Language Learners, with 15 different languages spoken at home. Students come from diverse ethnic and demographic backgrounds.  The more prevalent languages spoken at home include Spanish, Korean, and Mandarin.   

Some of the unique characteristics of our school grounds include a large outdoor grass field, a well-used sand pit, and a large gravel field where many students of all grades play soccer.  Students enjoy using the large spaces for tag games or finding a sunny spot to relax with friends.  Classes participate in using our 7 garden beds in varying degrees to learn about healthy living and sustainability. 

Identifiable school strengths include a dedicated staff committed to lifelong learning and supporting our diverse learners. Staff regularly collaborate on school-wide professional development to focus on literacy.  Staff also take great pride in teaching students to be independent citizens and critical thinkers.  Students are taught to celebrate their abilities and learn to resolve conflicts in peaceful ways that respect all members.  Empathy is a large focus in problem solving.   

Students learn that they are an important part of community, and they can make a significant impact in small ways.  Staff encourage student leadership opportunities to raise funding for events such as Terry Fox and the World Wildlife Fund through activities students can lead including book fundraisers.  Students are encouraged to demonstrate leadership skills by introducing guests and presentations at school-wide assemblies and regular school-wide announcements.

Staff coach cross country and track and field every year. Our staff work very closely together to collaborate on learning goals and activities. The dedicated Champlain Annex PAC volunteers are committed to raising funds for hte school through pizza sales, bottle drives, bake sales, and Scholastic Book Fairs.    

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