Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School is a busy family-oriented school enrolling approximately 300 students from kindergarten through grade 7. Our school has a diverse cultural mix with approximately 18 different language groups represented. Within this group many of our students speak Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi, Cantonese, Urdu, Tamil, Mandarin, or Spanish as their first language at home.
Our PAC members and parents are a vital part of the school. Parents and extended family members are encouraged to support their own child's learning as well as the whole school community. Their constant assistance allows us to enhance the learning and educational opportunities within our school. Some of the special events such as field trips, special lunch days, and multi-cultural or school celebrations are part of our endeavor to include and commend the important role parents, guardians, extended family members and community members have within our school. They also participate in fund-raising, PAC meetings, reading activities, and sports programs within our school.
Trudeau Elementary has a long and colourful history. The first school, the North Arm School, was built in 1885, which is now the south-eastern area of Vancouver. In 1912, the first Walter Moberly Elementary School was constructed at Ross Street and East 59th Avenue. The original two-room school was used as the "annex" until the new Moberly School was constructed at the present site in 1961.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School officially opened its doors as a new facility in September 2002, adding 100 students in grades 4-7 to our school community.
The staff and students from the school previously known as Moberly Annex welcomed the new intermediate students and teaching staff. In January 2003 we moved into the new classrooms, and administration wing, library, gym, multipurpose room and computer lab. Everyone was very excited to unpack and settle into the beautiful new school.
Our School Community
Trudeau Elementary School offers an inclusive, supportive learning environment for all children. Our students benefit from a diverse school experiences which is a reflection of their cultural backgrounds. They have many opportunities to learn through exploration and hands-on activities about our school, community and the world around them. There has been a strong focus on literacy for many years. We believe that developing a passion for learning and becoming citizens who represent our world in a respectful, responsible and caring manner is essential for our students.
We proudly sponsor student teachers from the local universities. Many adults volunteer to help us throughout the school year with various programs such as One to One Reading, Learning Buddies, etc. We appreciate the additional expertise and time offered by our volunteers.
Our staff members have diverse pedagogical backgrounds. They bring a great deal of professional knowledge and experience which benefit our students. This collegial group is cooperative, caring and creates a nurturing environment for the students of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School.
Trudeau Elementary School follows the British Columbia Ministry of Education's provincially-prescribed curriculum. In addition to classroom programs, students' educational needs are also supported through a variety of services and programs including locally developed initiatives, school resource centres, learning services teams, area counsellors, aboriginal education enhancement worker, and the school's resource team centres.
For information on the provincially prescribed curriculum, please talk to your child's classroom teacher or visit the Ministry of Education website at: www.bced.gov.bc.ca Go to Students and then click into k-12 curriculum