THE QUILCHENA STORY
Quilchena Elementary is a close knit community school on the west side of Richmond. We are made up of 171 students from Kindergarten to Grade Seven. Our First Nations name means “flat land near water”. Our symbol is the Cyclone: Quilchena Cyclones respect themselves, others and the community. This close-knit community is made up of families from all around the world. The school has a warm, friendly environment where students are encouraged to explore, ask questions and take risks as they progress in their learning. Our school motto is “Learning, Caring and Growing Together” and this motto is lived every day through our students’ dedication to learning and their care for themselves and others. Our school strengths include: collaboration, belonging, encouraging students to be caring, responsible citizens. We have a vibrant PAC group that supports our school community. Our school has a large play area with a well established garden. Each day is started with a morning walk where students and staff connect and are able to regulate to get their bodies and minds ready for learning. Students are well connected with each other through our family teams and collaborative learning opportunities provided by our staff.