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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).

Queen Elizabeth School is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, next to Pacific Spirit Park near the University of British Columbia Endowment Lands. The school is located within walking distance of many green spaces, outdoor education experiences such as the Camosun Bog and community resources. The school’s catchment is the West Point Grey and Dunbar areas. Built in 1940, the school’s design depicts beautiful architecture and is unique for an elementary school because it is home to a gymnasium dedicated to physical education programs and an auditorium dedicated to fine arts programs and productions.

The school consists of three buildings on one level situated around an interior courtyard with an abundance of green space. Adjacent to the school is a large field and an adjoining track that is used by our school and Lord Byng, our neighbouring high school. Our abundant green spaces and the forest serve as a bridge for students to their natural surroundings, imparting vital lessons on valuing, respecting and conserving the environment. This commitment also fosters Indigenous Education, enabling students to engage actively while nurturing a deeper appreciation for nature. Within our school grounds and beyond, the garden, orchard and Camosun Bog contribute significantly to students’ comprehension of Indigenous flora, ecological awareness, and sustainable practices. These spaces not only facilitate learning but also cultivate a profound connection between students and the natural world.

Queen Elizabeth represents a rich multicultural and diverse community. Through our active involvement in the VSB International Student Program, we welcome students from a multitude of nations. We have families from diverse ethnicities who report speaking several languages other than English at home. We strive to facilitate an inclusive environment and celebrate and honour diversity within our community: Indigenous Peoples Day; Lunar New Year, Asian Heritage Month, Black History Month, Pride Month.

Queen Elizabeth supports the varied learning needs of approximately 320 students. Queen Elizabeth School offers a variety of programs and services to support and enrich student learning. A dedicated staff work together to provide strong academic and arts programs and physical and health education for all students. Our school-based team meets regularly with classroom teachers to discuss the learning needs of our students. Social Emotional Learning is important at Queen Elizabeth. Staff work together to provide a supportive environment where students can develop essential skills such as self-awareness, empathy, and effective communication. Social Emotional Learning principles are woven into daily classroom activities, promoting a positive and inclusive atmosphere making learning both academically enriching and emotionally relevant. Programs, such as Second Step and Open Parachute are taught throughout the school to help children understand and manage their emotions, build positive relationships and make responsible decisions. Our school teaching teams work closely with our school counsellor to integrate a variety of learning opportunities aimed at building on the skills and strategies students can use to become responsible and caring members of our school community.

Students have access to and regularly use a variety of technology tools to support their learning. Multiple laptops and Ipad carts, and computers ensure students have access to digital tools for learning and sharing their learning. Online programs such as Raz Kids and Learning A-Z are used to support and enhance student learning and students are taught coding using apps and programs such as micro:bits and scratch.

Queen Elizabeth offers a variety of extra-curricular activities for students throughout the year. These activities vary from year to year. Students may have opportunities to explore a variety of activities tailored to different interests, adding a unique dimension to their school experience. Some offerings may include clubs: Student Leadership, Ecology, Drama, Games, Library Monitors and sports activities: Cross-Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Track and Field.

We actively foster partnerships within our neighbouring community, emphasizing collaborative efforts. Students engage in initiatives like the West Point Grey Village Mural Project, showcasing their involvement and commitment. Additionally, through our Community Art Club, students craft posters celebrating Canada’s diverse holidays. These vibrant creations find a home in the Point Grey Post Office window, displaying our students’ talent and celebrating cultural diversity each month.

Our parent community is an integral part of our school community, actively contributing to support various school programs. Parent volunteers offer their time supporting classroom activities, helping with field studies and extra-curricular activities. They have also been active in a variety of community building events like the Fall Harvest, Pumpkin Patch, Family Picnic, Holiday Bazaar and Hot Lunch fundraising initiatives. Through their engagement, they significantly enhance the fabric of our school community.

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