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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).

David Livingstone Elementary School opened in 1913. Located in the northeast quadrant of Vancouver’s Riley Park neighbourhood, adjacent to Prince Edward Park, Livingstone has a population of close to 300 students that includes English Language Learners (ELL), students with Ministry designations and students of Indigenous heritage. Livingstone families are from a variety of cultural backgrounds we are proud to honour and celebrate this richness. Livingstone is one of 8 elementary schools that make up the Sir Charles Tupper Secondary family of schools. Our close proximity to Tupper has facilitated a cooperative relationship between the two schools.

We have relatively strong literacy scores that are reflected in the Collaborative Early Learning Initiative scores for primary students and the intermediate literacy folders. Students enjoy project-based learning and are passionate about social and environmental issues. There are many collaborative teaching opportunities where students from different classes and often different grades come together to share, learn and discover. We are very fortunate to have a rich music program that all students in the school participate in weekly. The staff team has a great collegial spirit and are continually learning about innovative methods to support student learning; thereby increasing student success and sense of belonging.

We have just moved back to our seismically upgraded school as of February 6, 2023. We spent approximately a year and half at the South Hill swing site. Our learning community is so happy to be back in our neighbourhood.

Livingstone families are very involved in supporting their children’s learning and are excited to come together for school and community events at our school. Livingstone’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC) organizes several community building and fundraising activities throughout the school year. Families and school staff at Livingstone work together to prepare our students for success.

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