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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).

Quilchena is a dual track school with approximately 320 students divided equally between the French Immersion and English tracks. Our school is located in the neighbourhood of Kerrisdale in the south-western section of Vancouver. Quilchena school grounds are adjacent to Point Grey Secondary. The close proximity to the secondary school supports shared activities between elementary and secondary staff and students. Quilchena enrolls 14 divisions. In the English track, approximately 30% of students are English Language Learners. In French Immersion many students are learning a third or sometimes a fourth language. Of note are the different catchment areas for English and French. The catchment for English is from Larch to Granville and 33rd to 41st Avenue. We refer to this area as our ‘neighbourhood’. The catchment in French Immersion encompasses the district. Although most French Immersion students live in the neighbourhood, many reside in neighbourhoods across the city. A variety of cultural backgrounds are represented in both tracks. Inclusiveness is important to the Quilchena community. It is a priority that students feel a sense of belonging and responsibility to the school and community. Older students assist younger students with fair play and inclusion and partake in leadership opportunities. The Parent Advisory Council organizes community events such as the Spring Fair that provide fun opportunities for Quilchena families to connect. We are fortunate to have on-site, out-of-school care. The out-of-school care accommodates approximately 60 students before and after school and during school vacations. It is an integral and valued part of the school.

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