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About Us

With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nations). MacCorkindale Elementary School is located in the Killarney area of Vancouver near Central Park. Established in December 1967 as the first open-area concept school in British Columbia, we take pride in our rich history of educational innovation.

With an enrollment of 290 students, our school is a vibrant and diverse learning community. Our student body comprises a variety of linguistic backgrounds, including English, Chinese, and other languages. Among them, a portion are English Language Learners (ELL). Our team consists of 27 full-time staff, 7 part-time staff, and 7 district staff, all dedicated to creating a supportive and collaborative learning atmosphere.

The school participates in the BC Fruit and Vegetable program and has a weekly Community Schools after-school program facilitated by our part-time Youth and Family Worker. At the heart of the community is an active Parent Advisory Council (PAC), collaborative staff, and monthly "Be Your Best" assemblies that celebrate achievements and positive behaviour.

The unique positive characteristics of our school include a supportive, close-knit, and connected staff and community. With a multi-generational and diverse student body, the school feels like a family—open-minded, welcoming, and resilient. In our small, interconnected community, collaboration is a deeply practiced principle.

Recognizing assets such as working together, inclusivity, and a commitment to "Being Your Best," MacCorkindale is centered on cultural responsiveness, social-emotional learning, community engagement, language support, and leadership development. These goals aim to enhance the overall educational experience for our students and create a dynamic and supportive learning environment where every student can thrive.

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