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Welcome to the Windebank Elementary School Website:

Welcome to Windebank Elementary School, located in beautiful Mission, British Columbia, Canada. Our students range in age from Strong start through to Grade Six. Our school offers a variety of experiences for students in the area of sports, music, and creative thinking.

Here you will find information relevant for parents and students of Windebank., and some information on our Early Learning Centre. Please have a look around to learn more about our school's philosophy and expectations. Check back often for new updates.

Windebank Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a positive learning environment which will inspire everyone to believe in their ability to develop a healthy lifestyle and pursue their goal of a successful rewarding future.

"If you believe it, you can achieve it."


THIS WEEK AT WINDEBANK May 30th - June 3rd

MONDAY May 30th

Pit Stop Open

All Divisions to Clarke Theatre for Annie Jr. - 9:30am

Book Fair Open at Lunch and After School


TUESDAY May 31st

Pit Stop Open

Book Fair - Lunch and After school

Div. 11 & 12 travel to Greater Vancouver Zoo


Homework Club 11:45am - Music room

Book Fair - Lunch and After school

Pit stop Open

Div. 2 and 4 Swimming in AM



Pit Stop Open


FRIDAY June 3rd

Welcome to Kindergarten 1pm - 2pm

Little Readers 9:15 - 10:15



Thank you to all the families, and students, who supported the Young Entrepreneur Fair on Friday, May 13th!

Young Entrepreneur Fair



Please note the last day of school, June 29th, is a half day this year.

Students will be dismissed at 11am!


Congratulations to Sam. O and Shavina S. winners of the 2015/16 Bikes for Books Program.

This great program awarded Grades 3 and 4 students at Windebank with a ticket for each half hour of reading. Then two tickets were drawn with each winning ticket receiving a bike. Many thanks to the the Pacific Lodge No. 16 of the BC and Yukon Freemasons, A.F & A.M. for sponsoring the program.

Bikes for Books


Little Readers at Windebank!

Calling all 3 & 4 year olds!

Windebank Elementary's Little Readers free drop-in sessions will begin on Friday, May 6th,, 2016 in the library at Windebank Elementary school and will run every Friday that school is in session until late June.

Sessions start at 9:15am and will run for approximately 1 hour. We ask that a parent or guardian stays with their child and joins in the fun!

Our program will include story time, a craft activity involving fine motor skills, learning how to care for and share a borrowed book, and the opportunity to make new friends.

little reader


Bus Transportation Registration for 2016-17

Families are advised that registration of students for bus transportation for the 2016-17 school year will run from May 3rd through June 30th, 2016. In order to ride a district school bus, all new and returning riders must complete a registration form each year.

Registration can be initiated by using our online bus registration form, or in person at the Transportation Department (NEW LOCATION) located at 33919 Dewdney Trunk Road, during the business hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F. Please note, registration is not considered complete until full payment is received. If you are using the online form, you will be contacted directly by the Transportation office regarding payment arrangements.

Students who qualify to use district transportation services but have not registered by June 30th, or students who are cross boundary students, are not guaranteed transportation as it will depend on availability of service.

Any registrations received after the June 30th deadline will incur a 20% surcharge.

The Transportation office will be closed between July 1st and August 19th, 2016.  Online registrations may still be submitted during this time.


Science Rocks Summer Camps at UFV this July and August, 2016

Click on the link below for more information:




Thank you to all the families who supported the PAC's Online Auction!


Check out this great PAC Fundraiser!



Class Photos


Thursday, May 12th, 2016



The Intensive Core French (ICF) is an accelerated French Learning Program that allows children to quickly acquire conversational French during their Grade 6 school year.

It is offered only at Windebank Elementary School and continues at Heritage Park Middle School in Grade 7. The Program is open to everybody and no previous French is required.   Space is limited!

Registration is open and there are still a few spots remaining!


2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration is ongoing



In Mission, all of our elementary schools offer full day kindergarten classes.



For additional information, please call the Board of Education Office at 604-826-6286 or vis



Two new Non-Instructional days

School districts have been mandated by the Ministry to add 10 hours (two Non-Instructional Days) into the school calendar. At the December Board Meeting the Board Of Education announced that in Mission these two days will be Monday, February 22nd and Monday, May 2nd, 2016. There will be no school for students on these days.

Please find these updated dates on the District 2015/16 School Calendar below:

2015-2016 District Calendar


2016-17 Kindergarten Registration

Click on the link below for information on Kindergarten Registration for the next school year:

Kindergarten Registration Procedure 2016-17


Thank You for Supporting the 2015 Christmas Store

Thank you Windebank community for all the generous donations that we received this year for the Christmas Store. It was another great success thanks to the hard work of our PAC and due to the generosity of the Windebank Community. Each student was able to take home two presents, and spend the day full of the spirit of giving! Thank you all again.

Bikes for Books

Windebank is very happy to again this year be part of the "Bikes for Books" program. This is sponsored by Pacific Lodge 16 of the BC, Yukon Freemason, A.F. & A.M. This program is open to all Windeabank students in Grades 3 and 4. Please check out the contest form at the office for more information.


Thank you Windebank families for suppoting our Book Fair!

The Pit Stop is now open – Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at lunch time every week.  

Please note: The Pit Stop has extras for the kids to purchase but the Pit Stop is not equipped to replace their lunch.    

Burger and Beverage Night

Thank you to all the families and businesses that supported the Windebank PAC's 2015 Burger and Beverage event on Saturday! Please check out the link below for a list of all the generous sponsors!

2015 Burger and Beverage Thank You's


*******Windebank is Peanut Aware***********

Windebank now has students who have a serious allergy to peanuts, know as Anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that can be life threatening. Food is the most common cause of anaphylaxis, but insect stings, medicine, latex, or exercise can also cause a reaction. None of us want to see any of our students in this serious, life-threatening situation. As such we are making Windebank a “Peanut Aware Zone” starting in September 2010. Please help us keep our school safe for all students by following these simple rules:

1. do not send or bring any peanuts or peanut products into the school
2. if you or your child eats peanut butter before coming to school please make sure hands and
face are washed.
3. do not share any food at school.


Letter from Ministry of Education on 2015 New Curriculum

2015 2016 School Supply List

2015-16 District Calendar

2015-2016 Windebank Bell Schedule

Strong Start at Windebank is open

Mon/Weds/Thurs 8:30 - 11 Grow

What is StrongStart?

A place where…families are valued and recognized as their child's very first and most important teacher
A place that…models and supports family literacy
A place to…meet other children and their families
A place which… reflects the language and cultures of the community
A place where…information on parenting concerns, child development, school facilities, and local community resources are readily available
A place where…learning is fun. Parents and caregivers play alongside their child, therefore encouraging early learning.
A place where…children can develop emotionally, socially, physically, cognitively

StrongStart is designed for preschool aged children and their parent/caregiver; however children from birth to six years of age are very welcome. We encourage the whole family to join us.

Why StrongStart?

One of the objectives of StrongStart is to ensure a successful transition into kindergarten. Families
who attend StrongStart become very comfortable in a school setting.

Their active involvement in their children's education is ensured through the early positive connection. Through play based problem solving activities found at StrongStart children can develop the literacy and numeracy concepts they need to have in place for success in kindergarten.

What We Do at Strongstart!

We play! - Play is the most effective way for young children to learn.

Drama station:
Children are given opportunities to learn about relationships. Through role playing they begin to understand others’ needs, wants, ideas and feelings; therefore they begin to explore the concept of empathy. They are encouraged to develop their imaginations enhancing their understanding of another person’s perception. The drama station encourages children to learn the social graces/niceties such as taking turns, listening to others, and sharing materials and space.

Construction station:
Children can construct and reconstruct their world. They’re encouraged to learn about shape, design and structure. Develop mathematical concepts such as size, measurement and weight and show pride in the structures they create.

Math/Manipulatives station:
Children are encouraged to learn how to discriminate and classify using clues of sizes, shape, colour and detail. They learn to count materials, relay patterns and to sequence. Children are also given opportunities to develop their small muscle control through manipulating small objects, a skill needed in the future when they are learning to print.

When and where is StrongStart?

Strong Start is a drop-in- program, parents and caregivers can come with their children to any location, at any time, during the hours posted below.

Windebank Elementary School

33570 - 11th Ave.
Mission, BC
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30-11:30 am
During school days

What is the cost of StrongStart?

There is no cost to families to participate

New School hours

With the addition of four days to Spring Break this year, Windebank Elementary will cover the missed instructional time with the following changes. 2015/16 school hours, beginning September 9th, are:

8:30 - 2:21pm

Click Below for information on any of the following:

Year End 2015

A Tale of Two Very Important People

Windebank Growth Plan for 2015-16

Scholastic Learning Zone

Click Below for Bullying Info or

to Report Bullying



Windebank Elementary

The Latest News

For the latest events and news, click here to see our monthly newsletter.

Text Box: Windebank Elementary School  COMMUNICATION      

Literacy In Mission

"Literacy arouses hopes, not only in society as a whole but also in the individual who is striving for fulfillment, happiness and personal benefit by learning how to read and write. Literacy ...means far more than learning how to read and write...The aim is to transmit knowledge and promote social participation."

UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg, Germany

To see Mission's Community Literacy Plan, click on the following link 


In the front of the school's foyer…you'll find the LOST - n – FOUND. Parentsare welcome to come and check out the new system implemented and monitored by PAC. We are trying to make it neater, easier & keep it off the floors. Please help us in checking with your children re: missing clothing. There have been some awesome jackets, shirts, hoodies… etc, that a parent must be looking for.

Click here to see how it works!




Health Link


HealthLinkBC is the gateway to access, non-emergency health information services in BC.   It is a phone number (8-1-1) and it is a website ( It is also a collection of print (BC HealthGuide handbook and HealthLinkBC Files), and telephone resources, which put both services and health information into the hands of BC residents.

International Program

The Mission School District International Student Program Invites You …

The Mission School District International Student Program is currently looking for nurturing host families to provide a welcoming “home away from home” for our visiting elementary and secondary students. We are particularly in need of homes for elementary students. These paid positions are a wonderful opportunity to share your heart and your home as well as our great Canadian culture with young visitors from around the world. Student placements range from 2 weeks to 2 years! We invite you to complete our On-line Application Form to become a host family and be a part of our exciting International Student program. Please complete all 5 sections of the On-line Application Form and we will be happy to contact you for a follow up home visit.

Go to:; Host Family; On-line Application Form.

For more information, please call: 604-826-6286 Ex. 3336









Contact Us:

Windebank Elementary
33570 - 11th Avenue
Mission, B.C., Canada
V2V 6Z2

Ph: 604 826 2213
Fx: 604 826 7381



Jason Obert


Teresa Stefanek



WestCoast Recess and Lunch Information


Upcoming Dates


May 2nd - Non-Instructional Day

May 5th - Track and Field Meet Grade 5/6

May 6th - Track and Field Meet Grade 4

May 6th - Little Readers 9:15 - 10:15

May 9th - VOM/SOM Assembly

May 12th - Class Photos

May 13th - Young Entrepreneurs Fair

May 13th - Little Readers 9:15 - 10:15

May 18th - Sports Day

May 19th - Movie Night "Zootopia"

May 20th - Non-Instructional Day

May 23rd - Victoria Day

May 27th - Book Fair

May 27th - Little Readers 9:15 - 10:15

May 30th - Annie Jr. @ Clarke Theatre


June 3rd - Welcome to Kindergarten

June 6th - VOM/SOM Assembly

June 29th - Last Day of School for Students





Student/Parent Handbook 2015