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Chief Maquinna Elementary acknowledges, with deep gratitude and respect, (we/I) (are/am) honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation).”

Chief Maquinna Elementary is located in the Hastings-Sunset area in East Vancouver. The community consists of a culturally diverse population with new immigrants and multi-generational households with caring and respectful families. Currently, we have an enrollment of 220 students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 with 10 divisions. Many parents and grandparent caregivers do not speak or read English fluently. There are twenty different languages spoken in homes and many of our students are English Language Learners. These learners represent approximately 80% of our population. The school community is extremely close knit, and everyone works together to support students and families. The staff work alongside the SWIS, Multicultural workers and Community Schools Team to provide services to families which include: CityReach, Backpack Buddies, the Vancouver Firefighters Snack Fund, translation services, and the VSB lunch program. Maquinna has a caring, collaborative, and experienced staff.

We have a caring and active PAC who generously give of their time to support students, families, and staff. They meet regularly and support all members of the community.

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