Strategic Facilities Plan

New Elementary School in the Albion Area of Maple Ridge

The video rendering below of the new elementary school in the Albion Area of Maple Ridge was prepared by CHP Architects:

 

Catchment Area and Registration

Following a public consultation that included an open house and an online survey, the Board of Education approved at its May 16, 2018 public meeting revised East Capital Zone elementary catchment areas, including the catchment for the new elementary school scheduled to open September 2019 at 104th Avenue just east of 240th Street. Click on the image below for a map of the catchment for the new elementary school:

Registering for the new school

The online phase of registration for c̓əsqənelə Elementary has now closed.

Parents/guardians of students who were registered in the online phase of registration for c̓əsqənelə Elementary (January 7 – 31, 2019) have received notification from the school district of the status of their registration request.*

Effective February 1, 2019, all registration inquiries for c̓əsqənelə Elementary can be directed to school principal Jon Wheatley at jonathan_wheatley@sd42.ca. Per district policy and procedures, registration priority for c̓əsqənelə Elementary will be based on the following criteria:

  1. IN catchment (proof of residence will be required)
  2. IN catchment daycare (proof of daycare in catchment will be required)
  3. OUT of catchment
  4. OUT of district

To determine your elementary school catchment based on your residential address or daycare address, please use our School Locator.

* Parents/guardians of in-catchment students and of students whose daycare fall within the catchment have received confirmation of their child’s registration at the school. Parents/guardians of out-of-catchment students have been advised that review of all out-of-catchment registration requests will be completed in chronological order based on when registration requests were submitted. This review process will begin on February 19, 2019.
Proposed New South Albion Neighbourhood Centre Consultation Process

On February 10, 2016, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education and the City of Maple Ridge hosted a community consultation workshop to explore ideas for an elementary school, a neighbourhood learning centre and a potential community centre in the Albion area of Maple Ridge.

We then prepared an online survey for community members who were unable to attend our Feb. 10 workshop at Albion Elementary but who wanted to participate in our public engagement process. This survey ran from Feb. 11 to Feb. 15.

We reviewed all the feedback we received through our Feb. 10 workshop and the online survey, and presented the preferred plan for public review at our Open House presentation on Feb. 25, 2016, hosted at Samuel Robertson Technical. 

Finally, we prepared an online survey for community members who were unable to attend our Feb. 25 Open House but who wanted to participate in our public engagement process. This survey ran from Feb. 26 to Feb. 29 (4 pm).

Envisioning the Concept

On February 25, 2016, the Board of Education and the City of Maple Ridge hosted a joint Open House at Samuel Robertson Technical. At the Open House, the Board and the City presented drawings of the preferred plans for the potential elementary school, a neighbourhood learning centre housed within the school, and a potential community centre in the Albion area of Maple Ridge.

Open House Poster Boards

At the Open House, both the Board and the City presented the preferred plans on poster boards, and visitors were invited to post their feedback on these. You may download these poster boards in PDF file versions below:

  • Board of Education Project Timeline and Ministry of Education Capital Planning Framework
  • Potential School Housing Neighbourhood Learning Centre
  • Potential Community Centre

 

Envisioning the Concept

At our February 10 workshop and through the Feb 11-15 online survey, participants shared with us their vision for the Albion Neighbourhood Centre. This vision was captured in the illustration below:

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Aerial View of Proposed Plan

All feedback was reviewed by the Board and the City. Ideas that were feasible to include were incorporated into the architectural drawings of the preferred plans. Below is an aerial view of the proposed plan:

 

The Concept

The concept drawing below also provides an excellent aerial view of the preferred plan.

The-Concept

 

 

Potential Elementary School: Proposed Plan

Below are a site plan, a floor plan, and concept renderings for the potential elementary school.

Site Plan

School-Site-Plan

 

Floor Plan

Axonometric-Floor-Plan

 

Renderings

Renderings

Neighbourhood Learning Centre: Proposed Plan

What is a Neighbourhood Learning Centre

Neighbourhood Learning Centres are inviting places where everyone can access education, community services, recreation and culture. Every centre is unique, offering programs and services most relevant to its community members.

A Neighbourhood Learning Centre is funded by the Ministry of Education, is physically integrated within the school, and offers services complementary to the educational programming within the school.

 

Neighbourhood Learning Centre Housed in Elementary School

NLC

Potential Community Centre: Proposed Plan

What is a Community Centre?

Community centres are public gathering places that host a variety of community and neighbourhood programs. Such programs can include sport and recreation activities, social events, arts and cultural programs, and workshops.

The design of a community centre is based on the local interests and local needs identified through a public consultation process.

 

Schematic Site Plan

Schematic-Site-Plan

 

Schematic Floor Plan

Schematic-Floor-Plan

Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.