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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), Sḵwxwú7meshÚxwumixw (SquamishNation) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation).

Waverley Elementary School is located in the community of southeast Vancouver, British Columbia. Waverley School enrolls 385 students from Kindergarten to Grade 7. Learners attending Waverley Elementary School have diverse backgrounds and speak many different languages. Waverly School has approximately 62 dedicated staff, and several have worked at the school for many years. Waverley classroom teachers, a Resource Team, and a large team of student support workers work collaboratively to support the inclusion of students with diverse and complex learning needs. Waverley’s Indigenous Education Enhancement Worker (IEEW) and Youth and Family Worker (YFW) work closely to support students, families, and staff. Waverley students, staff and community members are expected to follow the School’s Code of Conduct – Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Ready to Learn.

Waverley School values strong partnerships with local organizations. These currently include Arts Umbrella, the National Council of Jewish Women, Earthbites, and Indigo. South Vancouver Neighbourhood House has an Out of School Care Program at Waverley School and generously provides staffing for extracurricular activities such as the Grade 6/7 Global Citizen’s Lunch Program. Unique to Waverley is the Taiko Drumming Program. Students involved in this program practice after school and perform at school assemblies, at the school’s annual Terry Fox Run and in parades locally around Metro Vancouver.

Waverley School community has many assets. Waverley School has a Strong Start Centre Program, welcoming infants and preschoolers and their caregivers and introducing them to the school community. Waverley School has a garden which actively engages learners, staff, and parents/guardians. Waverley has an active and supportive Parent Advisory Council (PAC). Parents and guardians meet monthly to organize community building activities (eg. Bingo Night) and fundraising activities (eg. weekly lunch program and bottle drive) to support the school and the school community. The school garden and special events such as Sports Day, and the Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony are also strongly supported by Waverley PAC. Waverley School staff endeavors to align its school plan with the VSB’s 2026 Education Plan. Waverley School staff is committed to Equity, Student Achievement and Reconciliation, and has been part of the VSB’s Collaborative Early Literacy Initiative (CELI) Program for over a decade.

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