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About Hastings Elementary School

Hastings is a large inner city school - current enrollment 600 students  

- Wheelchair accessible

- Dual track school (K-7 English Program and K-7 French Immersion


- 25% of the students are designated ESL according to Ministry criteria

- Approximately 44% of students speak a language other than English at


- 8% of the students are Aboriginal

- 5% of the students have a Special Education designation according to

Ministry criteria

- Approximately 6% regularly participate in the breakfast program

- Approximately 40% regularly participate in the hot lunch program

- The YMCA operates a before school and after school daycare in the

Hastings Multi-purpose Room

- Hastings is a member of the Templeton Community School Team. 

Hastings is one of six schools in the Hub and receives funding to help

vulnerable children in the areas of Literacy, Social Responsibility and

Community Engagement.

- A Community School Coordinator organizes programs for students

during the lunch period, after school and during the summer.

- Hastings has a very active PAC supporting and initiating many school

events.  The PAC was instrumental in the fundraising and installation of

our new intermediate playground and is currently working on the plans

for the primary playground.

- Hastings celebrated its 100th birthday in the 2008 school year.

- Tillicum School is an annex for Hastings.  The Annex has a

Kindergarten to Grade 4 English Program and is six blocks from

Hastings School.

- Our vision of success is that each child is continually supported and

allowed to engage in maximum learning and that the students’ diverse

learning styles and rates are respected.
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