Our Community

Community Relations

Collingwood School values the relationship we have with our neighbours and strives to foster positive communication between the school and the local neighbourhood community. We strive to pursue excellence as responsible members of the community, whether we are the students, staff or families of Collingwood. In the spirit of good neighbourliness, we endeavor to:

  • provide open and effective communication
  • promote good neighbour practices
  • minimize impacts on the neighbourhoodreflect and respect the objectives of Collingwood School, the District of West Vancouver, and our neighbours.

We pledge to provide our neighbours with communication regarding issues and activities that may directly impact the neighbourhood. Accordingly, Collingwood School pledges to:

  • Inform our neighbours in advance of events and long-term plans that may impact the neighbourhood.
  • Facilitate a process where issues that arise can be identified and discussed.
  • Provide opportunities for dialogue between the school and its neighbours.

Traffic and Parking Management Plan

The most significant issue for our neighbours is the amount of traffic, particularly during school drop-off and pick-up times, the queuing on the roads immediately leading to each school campus (Wentworth and Morven), and the amount of parking on local streets. Our commitment for traffic is to:

  • aggressively promote school bus transportation with our families
  • provide our staff with free bus passes
  • communication regularly with parents to remind them about alternate modes of transportation, traffic protocols for drop-off and pick-up, and our parking protocols
  • operate a one-way only pick up and drop off route in the mornings and afternoons at our Morven Campus
  • operate a one-way drop-off and pick route for mornings and afternoons at our Wentworth Campus
  • support a “Resident Only” parking policy on Chairlift Road (Wentworth Campus) and to continue to implement the “Collingwood No Parking Zone” (Morven Campus) during school hours by ensuring that there is on-site parking for all school employees, and all visitors
  • to support local By-Law officials to monitor parking on adjacent streets to ensure compliance
  • continue to explore off-site parking options with shuttle bus service for students and staff to help reduce traffic and parking in the immediate neighbourhood, especially during special events
  • evaluating the Traffic and Management Parking Plan annually

Click here to view the No Parking Zone

Extra-Curricular Field Use

Collingwood School offers a number of extra-curricular activities including many athletic programs. We are committed to ensuring that our coaches:

  • Do not begin practises before 7:30am Monday through Friday
  • Do not end practises after 8:00pm Monday through Friday

As a non-profit institution, Collingwood has entered into some rental agreements for our field with third party sports organizations. We are committed to ensuring that these organizations:

  • Do not end practises after 8:00pm Monday through Friday. We have a further expectation that they will vacate the premises entirely by 8:15pm.

Sundays: Our Neighbour Day

Collingwood School pledges that Sunday is a sacred day for our Neighbours to enjoy quiet time in the community, or to use our field with their own families.

We pledge to not rent out our field on Sundays for this reason.

Contacts:

If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact:
Angela Nielsen, Director, Communications and Neighbourhood Liaison Officer

MORVEN 604.925.3331 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
WENTWORTH 604.925.8375 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Lisa Evans, Head of School
Marc Young, Head of Wentworth Campus
Howard Janami, Manager of Transportation