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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).

Hastings Community Elementary School is in the Hastings Sunrise neighborhood and are a large dual track inner-city school with K-7 programs in English and French Immersion. We currently have a population of 562 students across 23 classes, with 9 French classes and 14 English classes. Tillicum Annex is the annex to Hastings Elementary School. Tillicum is six blocks from Hastings and is a Kindergarten to Grade 4 English program. Upon completing grade 4, Tillicum students begin at Hastings for grade 5.

Hastings is a community school that supports a diverse student body, including English Language Learners and students with diverse needs as defined by Ministry criteria. Our senior students participate in leadership activities helping to shape our school culture. We also have a mentoring Friendship Club with older students supporting our kindergarten to grade 3 students. Students at Hastings can participate in sports teams like cross-country, volleyball, basketball, and track and field. We also have Community Schools Team programs, PAC (Parent Advisory Committee) sponsored programs, and school clubs that offer various opportunities for our students.

Hastings is part of the Templeton Secondary family of schools, benefiting from the support of the Templeton Community Schools Team. This collaboration focuses on identifying students facing participation barriers, coordinating referrals to out-of-school-time and break programs, and providing summer literacy and recreation programming. A particular emphasis is placed on facilitating smooth transitions between grades, especially from 7 to 8. For students pursuing French Immersion, Van Tech Secondary serves as the catchment secondary school, providing a pathway for continued language study.

Hastings is supported by a wide-ranging team dedicated to meeting the needs of our students. This includes teachers, an administrative team, youth and family workers, an area counsellor, an Indigenous enhancement worker, student and school support workers, office assistants, custodial staff/engineers, a hot lunch worker, and a part-time speech-language pathologist (SLP) and school psychologist. As a Collaborative Early Literacy Intervention (CELI) school, we offer a Reading Recovery Program and have a Literacy Enhancement Teacher to support our literacy initiatives. Hastings offers both a breakfast, lunch, and snack program which some students participate in to get a nutritious meal in the morning and at lunch. The YMCA operates a before school and after school daycare in the Hastings multipurpose room.

Hastings has a highly active PAC supporting and initiating many school events which bring our families and students together from both French Immersion and English programs. Some PAC highlights from the community calendar include a Harvest Potluck, Hastings Reads, and the Spring Fair.

Hastings Elementary's vision centers on providing continuous support and engagement for every student, respecting their diverse learning styles and rates. The school's Code of Conduct encapsulates this ethos, emphasizing a safe, healthy, and productive learning environment where students are encouraged to take care of themselves, others, and their surroundings.

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