Lord Beaconsfield Elementary is situated in Renfrew Heights, a quiet, single
family residential area near the intersection of Nanaimo and 20th Avenue. This
school was built and opened in 1915 and has a long history of serving children
and families in our diverse and ever changing city. In spite of the changes in
our neighborhood and school, there is a sense of continuity at Beaconsfield such
that same of our current families are into their third generation of sending
children to the school.
Beaconsfield Elementary presently enrolls 185 students from diverse
backgrounds. There are sixteen language groups represented at the school.
Nearly a third of the children speak either Cantonese or Mandarin while English
comprises the next largest language group.
The school has a strong connection to its community. The Community Schools
Team and Cedar Cottage play a large role in after-school and lunchtime
programs. Cedar Cottage provides daily after-school care until 6:00pm. The
Beaconsfield community also has connections with Renfrew Public Library, UBC and
Trout Lake Community Centre.
Beaconsfield offers an active extracurricular sports program (cross country,
soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton, track and field, and flag football)
as well as a band program. Intermediate students have many opportunities to
participate in leadership roles in various school monitoring opportunities such
as Outdoor Equipement, Library and Computer. Beaconsfield students demonstrate
a strong sense of community responsibility and take an active role in support
organizations such as the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
the community have a wide range of educational background and income levels.
They value school programs, activities, projects and policies. The school has a
small but committed Parent Advisory Council which, through its activities,
provides highly effective support for school programs.
Six years ago, Lord Beaconsfield was the recipient of the Love of Reading
grant from Chapters. This generous grant from Indigo Books and Music has had a
dramatic and profound impact in supporting our school's ability to ensure all
learners develop the literacy skills needed to ensure academic and school
success. In addition, the resources have directly supported our work in
building partnerships within our community and in supporting and fostering
family literacy initiatives.
Beaconsfield has strong literacy programs in place including a school-wide
reading and writing program. Student growth in reading and writing is
continually monitored across grade levels through classroom based assessments,
teacher observations, DRA, RAD, and three day writes.
Beaconsfield has a staff
of committed professional educators who are dedicated to delivering all aspects
of the provincial curriculum to all students. The school maintains high
expectations for student conduct based on the principles of safety, respect, and
responsibility. We are proud to have a reputation for students who are
responsible, respectful and reasonable.
The Beaconsfield staff of 17 professional and 8 support workers is committed
to the needs of students and is creative and passionate in designing and
developing programs to support and service all Beaconsfield students.
Contact Us today to learn about how you can be a part of our school.