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With deep gratitude and respect, Sir Richard McBride Annex is honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation).

 The annex opened in November 1963 as an overflow school for Sir Richard McBride Elementary and was named after the 15th Premier of British Columbia. Our diverse community is located beside scenic Grays Park in Vancouver’s Mountain View Neighbourhood near East 33rd Avenue and Fraser Street. We are a host to a Vancouver Smart Start Preschool Program. Our “small school with a big heart” houses four divisions from Kindergarten to Grade 3 with 78 students in total. Grade 3 students move on to the main school for their intermediate years. Most students are from English-speaking homes and approximately 14% receive support for English language development. The foundation of McBride Annex is built upon the establishment of close-knit relationships between families and staff and an appreciation of the whole child. Parents and care-givers value being involved in the daily life of the school by volunteering for field studies, and leading and supporting sport, art, and cultural activities. The school maintains a focus on social emotional learning that is woven throughout the curriculum.

At McBride Annex, we take pride in our community atmosphere through the establishment of strong home-school relationships. We also pride ourselves in our awareness of the needs of diverse learners, and the ability to provide opportunities and programs that enrich student learning and leadership. We are focusing on developing inquiry skills to support students in becoming critical thinkers. It is the hope of staff members that students identify themselves as global learners who view education in a positive way and can advocate for their learning needs. McBride Annex staff proudly provide a strong foundation in the core areas of the curriculum and embrace opportunities to experience place-based learning outside of the classroom while incorporating Indigenous Ways of Knowing. Staff are dedicated to creating an inclusive, welcoming community where diverse learning styles are supported and celebrated. We celebrate and encourage creativity, communication, collaboration, and fair play to support students’ overall achievement.

We have an active and committed Parent Advisory Council dedicated to funding educational activities and experiences that support and augment the learning happening within the school. The PAC also strives to create an inclusive community for students and their families through many social events, such as a Pancake Breakfast, Valentine’s Day Dance, and Spring Fair.

This year, we are continuing the exploration of independence, resilience and positive decision-making to support learners with increasing their self-advocacy skills, practicing a growth mindset, and becoming agents of their own learning. We are curious about how these social-emotional skills impact learning outcomes overall.

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