About Community Schools

Videos

Below are a couple of videos produced by the District explaining Community Schools in Burnaby

What is a Community School?

Community schools are regular schools with a special belief in, and emphasis on, the value of community involvement. As a result of this emphasis and special funding, Gilmore has a dedicated Community Office staffed by Mr. Mischa Greenwood, the Community School Coordinator, who is responsible for coordinating community programs and services in the school for all age groups. These programs include after school activities for students, evening education and recreational programs for adults, and early learning programs for preschool-aged children.

The Community Office is also staffed by Ms. Lora Budolig, the Office Assistant, who supports the Community School Coordinator, Community Council sponsored events, and the evening adult education programs.

The Community Office also provides information on family resources that take place in our school and in the local community, including free and low cost programs, health programs, volunteer opportunities, and subsidies available for families of low income. Stop by the office or call anytime. Mr. Greenwood and Ms. Budolig would love to talk with you.