Our mission: We will support all students in a place based learning environment to develop literacy, numeracy, and social skills.
Gabriola Elementary is a K-7 school located on a one of the beautiful Southern Gulf Islands and is part of the Nanaimo/Ladysmith School District. We currently have 170 students in 8 divisions.
Our present school was built in 1954 and has a long and rich history. Originally built as a one room school, it has gradually expanded through-out the years.
Gabriola Elementary is a “child-centered” school in which children, teachers, parents and the community share in the joy and responsibility of the life-long process of education. The students are involved in many environmental initiatives: gardening, recycling, raising salmon and nature study. Many of our classes engage in place based learning, nature focused activities and inquiry projects.
Our School Goal for 2017/18:
-to use personal and social awareness to reflect on progress
-to use oral and written communication to give evidence of learning
-to use critical and creative thinking to connect with the principles, practices and history of local indigenous people and culture