100 Years of
Shaughnessy

Please join us as we celebrate the past, present and future of Shaughnessy Elementary School.

We acknowledge that we live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), swx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.

Welcome Home!

Shaughnessy Elementary School (formerly Prince of Wales Elementary and High School), is celebrating its 100th year! Our school community and Centennial Committee would like to warmly welcome home all of our former students, staff, and families! We are thrilled to announce our Centennial Celebration, and look forward to sharing the honour of celebrating 100 years with you. Whether you spent one year or ten at Shaughnessy Elementary School or Prince of Wales Elementary and High School, please join us on Saturday, September 21, 2019 for a walk down memory lane!

News and Events

Join us on September 21 Festivities kick off with the opening ceremony in the gym at 10:30am and continue on-site throughout the day until 4:30pm. Don’t miss performances by the Coastal Wolf Pack, Vancouver Police Pipe Band, the Shaughnessy Choir and PW Band, as well as a show & shine vintage car show and ‘through the decades’ fashion show presented by Ivan Sayers. Don’t miss our student-led school tours, decade rooms, and hall of archives, and get your centennial swag at our Tuck Shop. Try your hand at playground games from the past century, and enjoy our food trucks and student-run lemonade stands. Catch up with old friends in our tea room. There’s something for everyone, so bring your family and stay for the day!

Please join us to celebrate Shaughnessy’s Centennial!

WHEN

Saturday, September 21, 2019

10:30am to 4:30pm

WHERE

Shaughnessy 

4250 Marguerite Street, Vancouver

Tickets

Due to limited seating, separate tickets are required for all ages for the Opening Ceremony.

Opening Ceremony, all ages, $5

General Admission, ages 13 and up, $10, free for children 12 and under

Buy Tickets At Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/shaughnessy-elementary-centennial-committee-18029725765

100 Years Of School History

From Prince of Wales Elementary and High School to Shaughnessy Elementary School…

During his tour of Canada in 1919, His Royal Highness, Edward, The Prince of Wales, laid the foundation stone for the school that would bear his name for its first forty years.

The original school building opened to students in September, 1920, without the east and west wings. Those wings were completed and opened to students in September, 1922.

Boys and girls used to enter from separate sides of the building. Boys entered from doors on the eastern side, while girls entered from doors on the west side. This practice continued into the 1980s. One plaque remains denoting a girls entrance: it it above the south west exterior door to Room 005.

100 Years Of School History

From Prince of Wales Elementary and High School to Shaughnessy Elementary School…

During his tour of Canada in 1919, His Royal Highness, Edward, The Prince of Wales, laid the foundation stone for the school that would bear his name for its first forty years.

The original school building opened to students in September, 1920, without the east and west wings. Those wings were completed and opened to students in September, 1922.

Boys and girls used to enter from separate sides of the building. Boys entered from doors on the eastern side, while girls entered from doors on the west side. This practice continued into the 1980s. One plaque remains denoting a girls entrance: it it above the south west exterior door to Room 005.

Take a look back

Click on a photo for a glimpse of our history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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