Principal’s Message

Principal’s Message

Hello and welcome to Confederation Park! Our school is an Education Through the Arts Elementary School which caters for students K – 7.  Alongside our arts program, we offer students opportunities to develop their academic, social and emotional skills through leadership groups and various sports activities and events. Athletic opportunities include sports such as cross-country, volleyball and basketball. Confederation Park staff is also committed to providing a safe, caring and inclusive community for all, that teaches students to recognize and appreciate diversity, and encourages growth that focuses on the individual child.

As an Education Through the Arts School, there are several ways in which we provide and sustain our arts programming. Students have the opportunity to engage in the visual arts, dance, music and drama on a weekly basis. We also offer a wide range of artistic experiences to our students through the use of Artists-In-Residence, skilled teachers and an arts-infused curriculum.

Through the arts-infused curriculum, students are given an opportunity to explore themes, ideas and concepts through various creative processes and demonstrate learning in a variety of ways. Through our Artist-In-Residence program, students are given the opportunity to participate in specialized projects where new skills are developed and enhanced through the guidance of artistic experts. This year we are excited to welcome an indigenous weaver; a muralist, Danceplay and Voices of Nature (a dance and song company.)

We are also fortunate to have parents in our community who are also skilled in the arts and technology, who donate their time to work with our students and engage them in further artistic learning opportunities. We have a very active and supportive PAC who help fund many of our initiatives and are a great support to our community. This year we will be hosting our Annual Art Show on Saturday, November 17th at 7PM. This is a fundraising event supported by our PAC which allows us to showcase the beautiful artwork of our students, have attendees participate in a silent-auction and connect socially as a school community.

We look forward to planning many exciting activities and events this school year. Check in with our website to stay connected and to receive further information.

If you have any questions about our programming, please contact the school at 604-296 9010 or email me directly at Helena.readman@burnabyschools.ca

Yours sincerely,

Helena Readman

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