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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).

Henry Hudson Elementary was first established in 1911 and is located in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver. The school is located on the traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Henry Hudson is home to 360 learners from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. The diversity as a school community is evident in the 84 home languages spoken among our learners. We are a dual track school with an English and French program. The French program is slowly being phased out to accommodate an increase in enrollment with learners from the school neighbourhood. This year our French Immersion program includes learners from Grade 4 to 7.

The school began construction for a Ministry approved and funded seismic school replacement in September 2022. We are now in the project's construction stage with projected completion of phase one in the fall of 2024.

At Hudson, our dedicated staff offer opportunities to participate in a range of clubs and extra-curricular sports teams. Our sports program includes cross country, volleyball, basketball, track and field, ultimate frisbee, and badminton. We have an Indigenous Enhancement Worker at Hudson that has been a tremendous support for students, staff, and families. We have continued to receive support from the Kitsilano Community Support Team through a variety of after school activities for students, camps during winter, spring and summer break, as well as, with transitioning to high school for the grade 7 students. Finally, we have a PAC Executive that is creating a renewed sense of community amongst parents through monthly in-person PAC meetings, a Winter Fair, and Spring Carnival amongst other events.

Hudson Elementary values building open and respectful relations with the community of parents from the school. Communication between the school and the parent community allows the school to collaborate with parents to support all students in their learning.

The school staff value creating authentic and hands-on learning opportunities through land-based including areas such as Vanier Park, Kits/Jericho Beach, Seaforth Peace Park, and Connaught Park. This encourages students to inquire about the land, to ask questions about the natural processes that they are observing, and to think deeply about the world around them. As a school community we are re-envisioning with rightholders and stakeholders how we can create equitable learning environments that promote collaboration, inquiry, flexible thinking, and independence.

Through a dedication to equity and inclusion, Hudson Elementary plays a vital role in building strong connections within a diverse community of learners which empowers students to thrive academically and socially.

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