Montroyal Elementary
North Vancouver School District
About Our School
​​​​​2017-2018 School Year
Principal: Joe Campbell                            jcampbell@sd44.ca
Vice Principal: Susan Teegen                   steegen@sd44.ca
Trustee Liason:  Barry Forward
Assistant Superintendent: Chris Atkinson
Director of Learning Services: Adam Baumann           

Admin Assistant: Dianne Palgova
Office Assistant:  Ann Gillespe / Sonia Ross


THE SCHOOL

Montroyal Elementary School opened its doors in 1964. Since then, there have been several additions to the school. Montroyal's present population of approximately 300 students, ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 7. Montroyal underwent an extensive construction and renovation project several years ago. More recently the Montroyal Parent Advisory Council installed new Primary playground equipment.
The school building contains 12 classroom divisions, a library, learning assistance centre, music room, multi-purpose room, computer lab, gymnasium, staff room, office and seminar rooms. We have 20 teachers on staff, 4 special education aides, an administrative assistant, an office assistant, a supervision aide, 2 custodians and 2 administrators. District support staff who service a number of schools including Montroyal, include a band teacher, a strings teacher, a counselor, a speech therapist, a psychologist and a special education learning support teacher.
The school is well used after hours by a variety of community groups, which may include the Lions Gate Soccer Association,  The Boy Scouts, The Brownies and Girl Guides, The North Shore Soccer Club, and Artmania.


THE STUDENTS

The student body of Montroyal totals 300, enrolled in grades from Kindergarten to Grade 7. For most of the 51 years that the school has existed the population has grown steadily, corresponding to the growth of housing developments in the community. More recently the school has experienced a levelling out of the student population.


MEETING THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF STUDENTS

The school offers a full range of programs to meet the diverse needs of students, including adapted or modified academic programs for learning disabled students, a learning assistance program, an English as an additional language program and a gifted program.
For the most part, Montroyal students are conscientious about their work and achieve high academic standards. The students tend to be cooperative and highly involved in school activities, ranging from leadership clubs to team sports. Many Montroyal students also participate in extra-curricular activities outside of the school, as arranged by their parents.


THE PARENTS AND COMMUNITY

The community surrounding Montroyal consists largely of a high socio-economic population. All of the homes in the community are single detached dwellings. Many parents are professionals or self-employed in a variety of occupations.
The parents generally have very high expectations of their children, as well as the school staff. They are highly involved in many school activities, including major fund raising that helps the school considerably to acquire extra programs and resources.
The Montroyal Parent Advisory Council (MPAC) is highly organized and well integrated into the operation of the school as a whole. Some of their activities include a parent newsletter, the ordering of school supply packages, organizing several special topic evening presentations per year, Grade 7 graduation celebrations, a family barbecue, a school directory, parent representatives assigned to classrooms and several major fund raisers per year.

SCHOOL PLANSchool Planning Process 2015.docx