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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).

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School, constructed in 1953, is located in the Oakridge area of Vancouver near Oak Park on the unceded and traditional territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil Waututh Peoples. Enrolling nearly 400 students in the 2023-2024 school year, the student population reflects the rich diversity of our community which is comprised of families who identify with numerous Indigenous and settler cultures from within Canada and around the world. We are proud of the diversity that exists in the school community and are committed to creating an inclusive environment. Together we are learning and unlearning as we work towards decolonizing our school practices to help nurture belonging and foster equity for all students.

The staff members at Laurier visualize success for students through a lens of equity and excellence and strive to ensure each child thrives. The passionate and dedicated team of over 50 staff members have implemented a school-wide approach to social-emotional learning and positive behaviour intervention support to help students develop a social and emotional skill set that both provides a foundation for and supports their academic growth.

Teamwork shapes school culture and together we place a strong emphasis on literacy. There is a focus on early literacy, to ensure all learners become strong readers. All teachers have taken the initiative to pursue collaborative inquiry work to support literacy instruction. Working together towards collective goals is a strength.

Laurier embraces outdoor learning spaces to incorporate land-based learning opportunities that allow all students to explore, engage with and learn from the land. We have a strong music program and are proud of the school’s award-winning choirs. Many teachers volunteer to coach sports teams ensuring students have many opportunities to be active, to be part of a team and to experience competition with other VSB schools.

There is strong family support for school initiatives and student achievement. We have a very supportive and involved Parent Advisory Council (PAC), that provides financial support for a variety of enrichment activities and programs. They organize school wide events such as movie nights, craft fairs, hot lunches and fundraise to contribute to programs such as performing arts presentations and outdoor education and gardening to promote healthy living.

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