Queen Mary Community Elementary
North Vancouver School District

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Creation soars at Queen Mary   

For Halloween this year, staff at Queen Mary Community Elementary didn't need to go far to find their perfect costumes – students made their costumes for them…



What started as an idea to reuse boxes for some sort of cool hands-on project, quickly took on the imagination of students in the school's Creation Club.

"The kids jumped on the idea of making the teachers into Boxtrolls," explained Kara, the Creation Club supervisor.


For several weeks leading up to Halloween, the Creation Club met every day at lunch hour to work on the staff costumes. Students drew and painted all of the box labels, then glued and taped all of the boxes, as well as traced arm and head holes. Staff members then cut the head and arm holes. It took weeks, but it was worth it.

The school's Creation Club started four years ago with two students who had a desire to meet a couple times a week to 'create'. They started by knitting toques and it was quite informal; but when word spread of the opportunity for students to use their creativity to make things, the group grew and officially became the Creation Club. Now, the group of grades 4, 5 and 6 students meets three times a week and usually create things out of recycled materials. Making boxtroll Halloween costumes for staff was the perfect project

Previous Years' Photos

Fun Day at Queen Mary - A carnival-style day of fun for all students


IB Exhibition 2017: The culmunative celebratory event of the IB PYP learning experience

Sharing the Planet
Grade 7 students shared the results of their inquiry Into:

- Rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other peopleand with other living things

- Communities and the relationships within and between them

- Access to equal opportunities

- Peace and conflict resolution



Celebrating Earth Day and taking care of our environment:

Students release salmon, raised in our school tank, into our local streams.

Several classes participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanuo (sponsored by the WWF)​
Pictured here is what one Grade 3 class found in their clean-up efforts at Waterfront Park: ​

View our student "GREEN TEAM" video HERE 

During our "Celebraiton of Learning" week parents were invited to enjoy a variety of examples of student learning, including student led-confernces, demonstrations of project-based learning, choir performances and plays.

​Grade 4 design work on display in the gallery at Presentation House:
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​Grade 5 students perform Othello:

Queen Mary celebrates PINK SHIRT day with a focus on kindness.

Students and staff at Queen Mary made a pledge to be caring and kind as a way to prevent bullying. 

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2017 Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser - February 14th

​Heart and Stroke "Jump Rope for Heart" Foundation Fundraiser will culminate with our event day on TUESDAY, February 14th, when all students will take part in various skipping and other fitness training activities in the gym. The money collected for the Heart and Stroke foundation goes directly to help Canadians through medical research and treatment and support for those who suffer from heart attacks or stroke. β€‹β€‹

Field Studies Program at the NVSD Cheakamus Centre

Students from Queen Mary Community Elementary enjoy a w​eek of field studies, recreational activities, and evening programs as they engage in educational experiences that are inspired by nature at the North Vancouver School Districts' unique environmental learning centre.

We thank the Canadian Wildlife Federation for the grant we received from them, which assisted in covering some of the costs of this program.​​​​​​​​​​​



Orange Shirt Day 2016 - On Friday October 30th students and staff members of Queen Mary took part in various Orange Shirt Day events and activities, including an Assembly where one of our First Nations Support Workers shared a traditional song.  Students and staff wore orange in recognition of reconciliation and hope for the future in which EVERY child matters.  For more informaiton on the orgins of Orange Shirt Day Click HERE.

​Bike to School Week - β€‹β€‹β€‹PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS​

QUEEN MARY students honoured at NV City Youth Awards, 2016.  We congratulate Alex who received the Random Acts of Kindness Award​​ and Cedar who received the Youth Recognition Award​​.  β€‹β€‹β€‹

"ROCK the SALISH SEA" Student Performance - Centennial Theatre on MAY 19th  - Article in North Shore News​    PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS​