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Our School Story

Ecole élémentaire James Gilmore Elementary School is located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of hǝn̓q̓ǝmin̓ǝm̓ speaking people. Gilmore's guiding principles of "Caring for Self, Others, and Place" are woven through the fabric of our community. At Gilmore, we place students at the centre of our teaching and pedagogy. We value a sense of collaboration, curiosity, and care. Through integrated learning experiences, we strive to provide opportunities for students to develop meaningful connections with each other, with staff, with the community, and with place and land. Our outdoor learning area provides a safe space for students to play, to develop ideas, and to deepen their understanding about the interdependence of the world.