KidSafe is pleased to announce Sir William Macdonald Elementary’s new name: Xpey’ Elementary. This change reflects the school’s status as the Vancouver School Board’s District Aboriginal Focus School.
Xpey’ means “cedar” in the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language of the Musqueam people. The name was chosen to reflect the original name of the school built on site, cedar cove. To hear the proper pronunciation click here.
Approximately 60% of the children served by KidSafe are Indigenous. We strive to integrate art, cultural, and educational programming that reflects the communities we serve and the land on which we live, work, and play.