Our mission is to work with our community
to provide a welcoming, safe and supportive environment in which active
participation in learning is encouraged, diversity is valued, personal
responsibility is recognized and we are all treated with respect and
Henry Hudson School was named after the explorer who, in April of 1610, set sail from England on a ship called Discovery to find the Northwest Passage on this continent. Discovery sailed into what is now called Hudson Bay, where the crew endured a harsh winter. In the spring of 1611 when they were able to sail again, Hudson wanted to continue the exploration but the crew wanted to go back to England. The crew mutinied. They put Captain Hudson, his son, and other sailors into a small boat and set them adrift. The abandoned crew members were never seen again.
The original eight-room school was built
on this site in 1911-1912 at the cost of $48,000. The school was
within a year, and an additional eight
were opened in January, 1914. On May 31, 1950 the gymnasium building
opened. The wooden structure on the northwest corner of the property
originally a Manual Training Centre for Hudson School, and is presently
a training centre for the district maintenance department.
In the Fall of 2006 Henry Hudson will
become a dual-track school offering a French Immersion program for
kindergarten and grade 1 students and growing each subsequent year.
Henry Hudson School has a rich mix of languages and cultures. English is the first language for 52% of our 280 students, and Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) is the first language of 17% of our population. Twenty other first languages comprise the remaining 31%.
We are very proud of the positive and
supportive relationship that exists between the Hudson parents and
We have a high attendance rate at school events, and we appreciate our
Hudson School is near Kitsilano Beach and
many restaurants and shops. Our families live in apartments,
cooperative housing, and multiple and single-family homes.
We are a small, friendly school in a well-maintained two-storey brick building. We pride ourselves on our warm and friendly atmosphere, and we are very proud of our students and their accomplishments.
We strive to maintain a balance in our program among the intellectual, social, aesthetic and physical aspects of the students’ development. Our students come from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of learning needs and strengths. In addition to the modifications and adaptations we make in the classroom to meet their needs, we have the support of a part-time English as a Second Language teacher and a part-time Special Needs Resource teacher.
Hudson has a district Challenge Centre that offers programs to gifted students from schools in the northwest sector of the city.
Our athletics program includes
teams for cross-country running, soccer, volleyball, basketball and
a skipping club, a Gr. 1-2 soccer club, and Gr. 4-5 volleyball,
soccer and small equipment clubs. Teams and clubs are sponsored by
members and parents. We have a weekly after-school open gym program
by the False Creek Community Centre. The program is open to students in
Grades 4 to 7 and the activities vary.
Associate Superintendent - Jericho Tom Grant (Phone 713-4491)
Liaison Trustee Shirley Wong (Phone 897-8389) email@example.com
Hudson School Secretary - Bev Ludba (Phone 713-5441)
Hudson School Principal - Bruce Porritt
Proper behaviour must always and simply be based on three principles: respect for oneself, respect for the worth and dignity of others, and respect for one’s own and others’ property.
Welcome to the Hudson web site, which has
been created to provide you with
about Hudson School and our activities. We also provide links to sites
that will help students and parents extend and enrich our curriculum.
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