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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).

False Creek Elementary School is a Vancouver public school with approximately 306 students from Kindergarten to Grade Seven, False Creek is located in a densely populated urban setting near the False Creek seawall and Charleson Park. Most families reside in condominiums, apartments, townhomes, cooperatives, or on boats moored in the area. Our school population is diverse with more than 24 language groups and approximately a quarter of students having a first language other than English.[1] We fully integrate the almost 7.5% of our students with a Ministry Designation that represents their specific learning requirements.

Parents are formally involved in our school through an active and supportive Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and make generous contributions to fundraising, organizing school events, and aiding students’ academic, social, and cultural growth. The PAC has continued to support in-school programs such as African Dancing and Hip-Hop dance, several storytelling, music and martial arts experiences, as well as inclusivity and diversity initiatives.

False Creek Elementary is part of the Kitsilano Family of Schools and maintains ties with Kits Community Schools Team and we are grateful for this partnership. For the past three years we have been focused on maintaining a strong connection for students transitioning from Grade 7 to Grade 8. We have also been focused on applying for sustainability grants which helps shift focus to areas such as outdoor learning and the environment. Achievement, physical and mental well-being, belonging, equity and reconciliation have been and will continue to be a focus at False Creek.

The school has a dedicated staff that has a strong community focus. We are regularly taking students on local field trips and neighborhood walks. Many staff are focused on outdoor education, making use of our school garden and we have partnerships with some community organizations to make use of the community gardens as well.

For the past few years we have worked on improving Applied Design, Skills and Technology (ADST). While this is no longer a key focus , we acknowledge that we want to continue to improve our ADST skills to enhance the experiences of students already thriving and challenge and instruct students who may need support in this area.

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