Our School Story
John G. Diefenbaker Elementary School is a mid-sized school in the southwest corner of Richmond. We are proud of our diverse population and our connection to Steveston, which has significant meaning for many of our families. In addition to our K - 7 Neighbourhood Program, our school also hosts a District Late French Immersion Program for Gr. 6 and 7 students.
The students and staff at Diefenbaker, the "Home of the Bulldogs", are proud to be part of an environment that fosters creating "caring learners ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow"!
At Diefenbaker, we have begun to use our "Kindness Umbrella" to guide our values, actions and words. We are "Kind to Self, Kind to Others, and Kind to our Place."
We ask our students, parents, and staff to think about what makes Diefenbaker unique and what we value as a community. Their feedback is shown in the “Wordle” below. The more times a word was mentioned, the larger it appears. This information helps us to focus on what matters to our community.