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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).

Kerrisdale Elementary School is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Nation). It is a multi-program school comprised of an English, French Immersion, and District FI MACC Program. The mainstream English program encompasses Grades 3-7 and complements the Kerrisdale Annex K-2 program. The French Immersion program incorporates Grades K‑7. The FI MACC is a district program for High Ability Learners in Grades 5-7. Kerrisdale also participates in the International Student Program. The current population of the school is made up of an enrollment of 471 students and of 48 staff members. With PAC-funded playgrounds, outdoor classroom space, and community gardens, there are many opportunities for students to be a part of the school community and to engage in dynamic learning. These facilities and the school grounds at large allow for students to engage in diverse activities as individual classes, multi-class groupings, and in free play.

Our school mottos, Nihil Nisi Optimum (“Nothing but the Best”), and Is it kind? Is it safe? Is it fair? guide the students to develop both personally and as part of the greater community. Students are encouraged to reflect on their personal mission and set individual, academic, and social goals. This is enacted through student engagement in community-based activities such as class buddies, volunteering, leadership, extra- curricular activities and fundraising initiatives. We celebrate our learning through individual class, multi-class, and whole-school events and activities which include performances, assemblies, fairs and exhibits, theme days, and collaborative events.

Students are encouraged to participate in leadership initiatives through such engagements as Student Council and to maintain and develop a voice for students in the community by becoming involved in the initiation, planning, and creation of activities and events. The community is also supported by a very engaged PAC which helps to support students, staff, and the greater community.

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